What to expect

Going to a church for the first time can be an intimidating experience.  What is going to happen?  Will I be dressed right?  Will they tell me when I need to stand up or sit down?  What will the worship be like?  Will there be people there like me?

We don't want you to be unsure about trying High Rock Church, so here's what you will want to know:

You don't need to dress up.  Please be comfortable in your normal weekend clothes.  People will say "hi" to you and be friendly, but not invade your space; and you can talk with new friends as much or as little as you would like.  Our Kids Program meets on the lower level during the service and our Youth Group meets on Sunday night.

Our service begins at 11 a.m and has the following order of events:


Our services always start with singing songs in worship to God, followed by a few announcements of upcoming events.

Bible Teaching:

Next, one of our pastors will teach clearly from the Bible with the goal of helping you understand it and apply it to your life.


We always end our services by singing one last worship song and offering people a chance to have a trusted member on our prayer team pray for them.

  • We offer sign-language interpretation. Please contact our Deaf Ministry leader Larry Leonard for more info.

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We are located 5 minutes from the IU campus on the Northwest side of Bloomington at 3124 Canterbury Court.

From downtown:  Take 17th Street to Arlington Road at the roundabout, then continue west toward Ellettsville.  Travel approximately 2 miles and cross over two bridges. High Rock is on your right in Westbury Village. 

From 37/46: Take 37 North. Take SR 46 exit West toward Ellettsville. Turn Right at the red light onto Arlington Rd.  Travel 1.5 miles and High Rock is on your left in Westbury Village. 


What should I wear?

Whatever you are comfortable in. If you like t-shirts and jeans, that's totally fine. If you prefer to wear your Sunday best, that works too. The atmosphere is relaxed, and there's no standard dress code.

Can I bring my coffee into the service?

Yes. Just use a lid, please.

How long is each service?

About an hour and fifteen minutes. 

Will I be singled out?

Nope. You'll probably just have a few nice people say hi to you.

Is there childcare?

Yes. We have a great kids program for infants through 5th graders that is fun and exciting, centered on Jesus, and thoroughly safe. We also have a cry room next to the auditorium for nursing mothers. And while we encourage parents to check out the kids program, we know that any new place can be intimidating for your child, so it's fine if he or she wants to sit with you at first.

What are the sermons like?

The sermons are rooted in the Bible, and taught in a relevant way, using straightforward, understandable language. As far as subject matter goes, since the whole Bible is about Jesus, that's what we preach: Jesus, crucified and risen, and all the practical implications and help that message has for our day-to-day lives. 

What is the music like?

Our music is meant to help you engage in worshiping God. The sound is stylistically current, yet the lyrics are rich, including a mix of new songs and hymns Christians have been singing to God for centuries. 

Will I have to give money?

No. If you are newer, or especially if it's your first time, you will not be asked to give anything. Giving is for those who consider High Rock their church home and who want to worship God with their finances.