Join us for weekly prayer: You can join us each Wednesday from 10-10:45am for a time of intentional prayer for the powerful work of God among our neighbors, community ministries, and the new Wellness Center. Join us as we seek His heart and His face for His glory. We meet at the Maple Annex at 3020 Maple Ave.
Practical Ways to Volunteer at the Wellness Center:
The Wellness Center will provide an avenue for hands-on ministry, as our members, utilizing their gifts and skills, come alongside our neighbors, offering help and hope in the name of Christ.
If you are interested in possibly serving at the Wellness Center, we invite you to complete this short online interest form. There will be many opportunities that members may serve. Our Wellness Center Director will be in touch with you after we have received your response.
Resources available for study in preparation for serving at the Wellness Center:
A Biblical Understanding of Poverty - Online Video Series (email Jamie-Hipp@highlandbc.org for access credentials)
"When Helping Hurts - How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor and Yourself" by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert
"When Helping Hurts - the Small Group Experience" video series on Right Now Media
Wellness Center Update as of 9/11/2018
Update on the Wellness Center
The Wellness Center is moving forward! We all desire our church to be a place of light, a church with purposeful Gospel-impact for the 15,000 people who live in the neighborhood around our campus as well as to our own church members. The Wellness Center will be a place of help and hope with a Health Clinic, Development Classes, Teaching Kitchen, Food Pantry, Computer Lab, Mentoring Program, our WiN After-School Program, Prayer Room, Mission Training Space and Offices for the Go, Grow and Gather ministry teams.
1. As of this writing, we are $20,260 away from the funds we are seeking for the Wellness Center. Two weeks ago our Middle School and High School students gathered their allowances, babysitting money, summer life-guarding money, and savings and collected over $2000 to give to the Wellness Center. It has been so encouraging to see so many investing and sacrificing! If you are interested in giving to the Wellness Center, please click HERE
2. Once the money is in hand, the engineer report will be finalized (with design work and final specifications) and then builders will bid on the project. The hope is to have the engineer report generated and bids received by the end of the year and then begin construction in the new year.
3. While funds have been gathering for the Wellness Center, there has also been separate funding for an "above and beyond" vision of finishing out the second floor of the Wellness Center with offices. We will consolidate all remaining offices into the Wellness Center top floor. We will transition the Maple Annex House to a Missionary House, add some more parking to our campus, and transition the White House Offices to a teaching space, facility team space, and storage. $750,000 of the $950,000 has been given to these "above and beyond" projects. If you are interested in giving to these "above and beyond" projects email John-Durham@highlandbc.org
THE WELLNESS CENTER MINISTRY GROUNDWORK HAS STARTED!
We did not wait for a building! So much training, equipping, recruiting and vision-casting are already ongoing. Entrepreneurs, professors, medical professionals, mentors, Faith and Finance "allies", English tutors, and many more are being recruited and equipped.
If you are interested in volunteering at the Wellness Center and have a skill or gift that you want to bring to the table, please feel free to contact Cathy-Sones@highlandbc.org
This is God’s work. This is God’s heart. This is Highland's mission. We are honored to serve the Lord in both the neighborhood and in the nations.
Clothing donations are no longer accepted at Highland. But, donations can be made to Caritas at 300 South 15th St.
If you need immediate assistance you can contact the following two organizations for assistance. They both provide a range of services.