Ministries

Outreach, Evangelism, and Discipleship

The Highlands Community Church is motivated to be part of the spread of God’s kingdom in our community. We are active in reaching out to local homes and neighborhoods with targeted messages and ministry materials. We have an active ministry team that prays and prepares our ministry message striving to reach “seeking” individuals with the message of Jesus. We encourage all of our church family to respond to God’s call for laborers, whether it means service in our outreach ministries or other areas of our church community.

Worship

How do you make others worship? The short answer is, you can’t. It is humanly impossible to make people worship. Regardless of the talent of the musician, the mood of the worship service, nobody can make another person truly worship. That being said, a worship leader or worship pastor should strive to provide an atmosphere that is conducive to worship. A better issue to consider is that of helping people worship. You must prayerfully navigate away from false forms of worship, like self-worship, empty worship, worship for show, and so on. Helping people worship is not about making people worship, as mentioned above. Worship is not about us, it’s about God. It sounds simplistic, but think about how easy it is to slide in and out of a worship service, giving scant attention to the very One for whom the worship service exists. At the very least, such a truth should humble us if we think we can somehow manipulate or coerce people into a worshipful attitude. 

Media and Technology

Using media to spread the gospel is a privilege in our church. In an age of wide-spread technology, we utilize these tools for kingdom purposes.  All of our weekly sermons are uploaded to our worship software and active in church worship. We also work to produce and upload sermons to our website in audio format for the benefit of our members and prospective visitors to our ministry and maintain an active Facebook and Twitter feed for additional church communications. This area of our ministry is vital in an age where technology has become a powerful tool for the spread of the gospel. 

Ushers and Greeting Ministries

The Usher Team at our church fills an important role. They are involved in directing attendees to their seats, ensuring the safety of the building during services, guiding traffic, helping visitors, answering questions, providing direction, unlocking and locking doors, and ensuring that the service can proceed problem-free. The usher team is a servant-led group of men and women whose ministry is integral to making others comfortable in worship. They also serve in areas of security. In every service we have a significant group who are involved in security principles and procedures and equipped for the safety of our church family.

Children’s Ministries 

The children’s ministry at Highlands is called Kingdom Kids Ministries. This ministry area of concentration includes nursery, preschool, elementary and pre-teen ministry groups. We always need called and committed teachers and ministry helpers for these very important areas within our church fellowship. 
Young boy with Dalmatian face paint.Young girl playing on inflatable bouncy house.
Girl sliding on inflatable slide. AJ playing during Sunday school at Highlands.

Mentor’s Senior Ministries (65+ Seniors)

Once you get past age sixty five, the fun has just begun. Whether retired, just plain tired, or active as ever, the over-65 group at Highlands Community provides refreshment, ministry, and times of valuable interaction. This group is called the Mentors. A mentoring ministry that gives older believers a chance to fellowship, stay active and help other believers grow in Christ.  We love and appreciate our Mentors at Highlands.

Church Trustees and Work Crew Teams

There are always evolving management and construction projects and improvements that help aid our ability to minister to people more effectively. If you are gifted in areas of carpentry, maintenance or mechanical aptitudes, please let us know of your willingness to serve. It takes passion to serve in these areas. 

If you’re interested in volunteering for any of these positions, please reach out to Mark Reese or Angela Russell for more details about the volunteer position you’re interested in.