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Missions

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The heart of Highland and the heart of every Believer is for all to know that Jesus saves. Being on mission is about living a life that points to Jesus through our words and actions. We want to take the Gospel, this good news of Jesus, to the neighborhood and to the nations, and we want every member of Highland to be a part.  Highland is living out the command of Jesus to GO and make disciples of all nations!

Highland has embraced the calling of loving our community and neighborhood where God has placed us. We are at work in the name of the Lord, daily serving in various ministries taking place in our midst.   

For more information about Missions at Highland contact Jamie Hipp

Community

God has given Highland tremendous opportunities both in our community and within the walls of the Highland campus. We are committed to serving the Dean Highland neighborhood and desire to see hearts and lives transformed by the Gospel. 

We Walk 5K

We Walk is a 5K walk of prayer, mission fundraising, and community. This year, we have the privilege of walking with our brothers and sisters from Greater New Light Baptist Church as we pray for our city, enjoy fellowship with them and with one another on Sunday, November 1 at 3pm. For more info on We Walk 5K please contact Jamie Hipp.

Dean Highland Elementary

Highland is privileged to serve and support students at nearby Dean Highland Elementary as reading tutors and classroom assistants each school year. We work with students needing help with reading and with teachers needing assistance in their classroom. This is a weekly service opportunity offered during school hours. Contact Julie Zakhary for more information and to apply.

*For the fall semester Highland volunteers will be unable to physically be on the Dean Highland Elementary campus due to COVID-19 protocol. We will revisit opportunities for the spring semester

WiN

WiN is a recreational mentoring and tutoring program designed to share wisdom and instruction from the Lord throughout the school year. We work with students from Dean Highland Elementary school, focusing on basic English and Math skills. Our tutors help by listening to them read, encouraging them to complete their homework, and by sharing the Good News that Jesus cares for them.  WiN is Monday through Friday from 2:45pm - 5:30pm at Highland.  Contact Audrey Wauson for more information and to apply.

Volunteer Application

Background Check

Character Reference

Volunteer Training Video

Hoops Huddle

Hoops Huddle seeks to reach the Dean Highland neighborhood each fall and spring semester by teaching basketball skills with a message of Hope throughout the school year. We host a 20-week skills development course on Wednesday nights from 5:00-6:45PM in the Life Center. We believe the Gospel changes lives, and we want to put that on display through energetic, encouraging coaching and personal interaction with a coach. Contact Mark Wible for more information and to apply.

Wellness Center

The Wellness Center will provide an avenue for hands-on ministry, as our members utilize their gifts and skills to come alongside our neighbors, offering help and hope in the name of Christ. Contact Jamie Hipp for more information.

Partners are key to everything we do at Highland in the global domain. They are on the front lines of the work of ministry day in and day out. We come alongside and help hold up their arms as they faithfully engage people with the Good News of Jesus Christ. It is an honor and a privilege for us to partner together for the gospel. 

Care Net Pregnancy Center

The mission of Care Net is to honor and promote the sanctity of human life and to educate, support, and love individuals in crisis due to unplanned pregnancies, past abortions, or sexual promiscuity. They provide support for an abstinent lifestyle for youth and unmarried adults to draw people near to the Lord Jesus Christ and to bring Him honor and glory.

CRU

CRU is a caring community that is passionate about connecting people to Jesus Christ. Their purpose is helping to fulfill the Great Commission in the power of the Holy Spirit by leading people to faith in Jesus Christ, building them in their faith, and sending them out to share their faith with others. 

Discipleship Unlimited

Since 1974, thousands of people, both inside and outside prison walls, have felt the impact of Discipleship Unlimited, a multi-faceted ministry based in Gatesville, Texas. We seek to build up the body of believers in the faith through prayer, Bible study, accountability to other believers, and the application of Biblical truth.

FCA

The Heart of Texas Fellowship of Christian Athletes serves a 12 county area. Some of the ways they serve are: Coaches Bible studies, student led huddle groups, team chaplain program, area wide outreach events, the Victory Bowl, and numerous summer camps. Their mission is to present to coaches and athletes with the challenge and adventure of accepting Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships, and engaging in the fellowship of the church. 

Jesus Said Love

JSL exists to awaken hope and empower change in the lives of people impacted by the commercial sex industry, including human trafficking.

KLIFE

A community-wide, interdenominational Christian ministry of discipleship and fellowship for youth and their families. Through various activities, KLIFE kids grow in their faith through fellowship. They learn that following Christ and discovering His plan for their lives is an exciting adventure and that they can count on friendship and support from leaders and peers.

Master's Harvest

Master's Harvest, based in Oak Cliff (South Dallas), serves among the immigrant and refugee population, after 20  years serving on the Texas/Mexico border. The ministry continues to follow the same basic path since its inception in 1988. They first seek to equip and mobilize young people as they discover and embrace a missional lifestyle. Secondly, they facilitate young people to live as everyday missionaries among the Hispanic culture. 

Mission Waco

Mission Waco | Mission World is a Christian, interdenominational, holistic ministry that works with people at many levels. It focuses on training middle-class Christians to work among the poor, develop a Christian world-view, and build relationships with the marginalized and unchurched.

Nighlight Adoptions

A Christian adoption agency that provides services with many paths to parenthood through domestic, international, and foster adoption programs.

Rick Caywood Ministries

Their work of faith is feeding God’s children to the uttermost parts of the earth. They deliver the tangible bread that saves the body as well as the spiritual bread that saves the soul.

-U.S. / Mexican border food ministry
-International food ministry
-Inner city food ministry
-Logistics support for other ministries
-Disaster relief support
-Other mission projects as the Father gives opportunity

Stone River Books

Stone River Books is an organization which produces and prints materials. They print a book called “The Life of Jesus”, which is available in Arabic, Urdu, Hindi, Chinese, Spanish, and English.  The "Life of Jesus” is the four Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) arranged and compiled into one sequential story using only the scriptures. It is not a modern paraphrase, but rather an accurate translation. The vocabulary is simple and ideal for those who have never before read the Bible. It has proved an effective tool to open the door to those curious about Jesus and the Good News.

International

Our aim is to take the Good News of Jesus to the nations. Teams serve in various capacities with partners throughout the globe. At the center of it all, we desire to make His name and renown known, and to push back the darkness for His namesake. He is the Lord, and there is no other.

*Due to the global pandemic all trips and dates are subject to change and/or cancellation. 

North Africa

There are hundreds of unreached people groups, most of them Muslim, all across North Africa, encompassing tens of millions of people with little or no access to the Gospel. We have established an ongoing partnership with missionaries in order to share the Good News in an unspecified country. Teams will faithfully proclaim the Gospel as they meet people in the marketplace, coffee shops, restaurants, and homes. The teams will also spend time prayer walking throughout the city. 

Application Deadline: Feb. 28, 2021

Trip Dates: Early Summer 2021

Cost: $2000

Taiwan

We have forged an exciting partnership with missionaries outside the capital city of Taipei in order to engage the lost and proclaim the gospel among the unreached. Over 97% of the people on the island of Taiwan do not proclaim Jesus as Lord, and 61% of the population follow ethnic religions. The Taiwanese are drawn to the love and care they see from the body of Christ and desire that same community for themselves. This team will labor to expand the Kingdom of God, offering hope to the hopeless.

Application Deadline: Jan. 31, 2021

Trip Dates: May 13-23, 2021

Cost: $2000

Netherlands

Highland is coming alongside missionary partners to reach the ever growing immigrant and refugee community in Amsterdam. Some of the refugees receive official approval to enter the country while others arrive by any means possible. There is an openness to hear the gospel and to receive the Bible in their language. This is a very straightforward, relationship building, gospel sharing opportunity. May Christ become Lord over the city and country.

Application Deadline: Feb. 7, 2021

Trip Dates: May 29-June 5, 2021

Cost: $2000

Guatemala

This will be our second "family trip" to Guatemala to serve in partnership with Kendon and Wendy Wheeler at New Life Children's Home. NLCH houses orphaned, abandoned, and abused children who have found a refuge and safe haven at the home located in the city of Villa Nueva (just outside Guatemala City). NLCH is truly a home where the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of children are addressed. 

Application Deadline: Mar. 7, 2021

Trip Dates: June 19-26, 2021

Cost: $1900

Partners are key to everything we do at Highland in the global domain. They are on the front lines of the work of ministry day in and day out. We come alongside and help hold up their arms as they faithfully engage people with the Good News of Jesus Christ. It is an honor and a privilege for us to partner together for the gospel. 

Ananias House

Ananias House exists to support the growing body of Christ in the Middle East and North Africa with dynamic ministries to develop churches, train leaders, and provide life-enriching services to local communities of believers. Ananias House seeks to support believers in the greater Middle East region and North Africa, who have been devastated by war and persecution, encouraging and equipping them to fulfill the Great Commission. 

CTEN

CTEN is a servant organization which helps missionaries fulfill the unique vision God has given them. Through administrative support, they provide accountability and help the missionary get to the field. Through pastoral care, they help the missionary remain effective and healthy while there.

ELAM

Elam's vision is two-fold: that all the people of the Iran region would have the opportunity to come to know the Lord Jesus Christ and follow Him as a disciple, and that Iranians would be instrumental in taking the Gospel to other Muslims. To achieve this vision, they follow a systematic approach

  1. Train leaders for fruitful, effective ministry in the Iran region.
  2. Equip the Iranian church with Bibles and resources for evangelism and discipleship.
  3. Send the Gospel into the Iran region through trained evangelists, church planters, and Christian media. 
Making Disciples International

Making Disciples International teaches on intentional disciple making and spiritual leadership nationally and internationally. They also lead biblical counseling seminars with a focus on freedom and healing for the soul. Their ministry passion is to see the Lord’s people embrace the cross and to grow into Godly maturity as His disciples. In turn, seeing disciples become disciple-makers and spiritual leaders.

Mission Aviation Fellowship 

At MAF, they believe that everyone—even the isolated—deserves a chance to experience the love of Jesus Christ.  So they use aviation, technology, and training because in many places those are the only ways to reach isolated people with Christ’s love.  

Missionary Ventures International

Missionary Ventures is an interdenominational family of Christians bound together by their love for God and their commitment to reaching the world with Gospel of Jesus Christ. They are rooted in relationships - encouraging, collaborating with, and supporting the Church around the globe in fulfilling the Great Commission. 

New Life Advancement Institute 

NLAI is dedicated to living and proclaiming Christ, the Word and Bread of Life, to a lost and hungry world.  It is an interdenominational, international mission organization that is dedicated to world evangelization by identifying and developing ministry approaches that are relevant to the various social, economic, political, and cultural environments of the nations where we work.

One Body International

The mission of OBI is to make followers of Jesus, introduce them to the fullness of what God the Father has for them, empower them to walk in their identity in Him by the Holy Spirit, and train them to do the same thing with others. The vision is to see a discipleship movement of people in love with God, growing in true identity, and marked by the works and ways of Jesus, which will permeate the nation of Taiwan and spread from there into all of Asia and the world.

Restoration Gateway

RG's vision is to develop a Christ-centered model community that will foster God’s heart for physical and spiritual restoration among the people of war-torn Uganda. Strategically located on a 700-acre plot overlooking the Nile River in Northern Uganda, RG has plans to provide:

  1. loving homes
  2. education
  3. health-care for 300 orphans
  4. Biblical training for church planters, missionaries, and local pastors
  5. a health-care training facility to care for and provide ministry to the sick and
  6. an equipping center for medical personnel
  7. a children’s camp
  8. a pastoral retreat center for Ugandan pastors
  9. an agricultural and fishery demonstration projects
  10. a multi-purpose center for worship and Biblical teaching
  11. a school for job training and professional skill development
  12. a first-class resort
World Venture 

At WorldVenture, they find, train, send, and support catalysts who are filled with the Spirit and called to the unengaged, unreached, unchurched, and unwanted (marginalized) of the world.  We focus on those places where they can create the most change for the Gospel. 

As the local church expands through committed disciples, it greatly influences its surrounding community. They desire to these Gospel movements to span all aspects of a society through the arts, media, education, church outreach, family and medicine, science and agriculture, business, and government.

YWAM

Youth With A Mission is a global movement of Christians from many cultures, age groups, and Christian traditions, dedicated to serving Jesus throughout the world. Also known as YWAM (pronounced “WHY-wham”), they unite in a common purpose to know God and to make Him known. When they began in 1960, their main focus was to get youth involved in missions. Today, they still focus on youth, and they also involve people aged 8 to 80. They currently work in more than 1,100 locations in over 180 countries, with a staff of over 18,000.

God has uniquely connected Highland with families, couples, and singles throughout the earth. Currently, we have people positioned on 5 continents and 14 countries. We seek to come alongside our people to pray and undergird the work of ministry. The Gospel is regularly being proclaimed and disciples are being made. 

Taiwan                               Ecuador

South Asia                        Nicaragua

England                            Guatemala

North Asia                        Spain

Eastern Europe              Southeast Asia

Netherlands                    North Africa

Ghana                               Czech Republic     

Go Global Missions

In lieu of our weekly Wednesday mission nights this summer, we instead recorded three interview updates with mission partners throughout the globe.  

The third interview premiered on Wednesday, July 29 at 6:30pm with Highland partners in the Netherlands

The second interview premiered on Wednesday, July 22 at 6:30pm with Highland partners in Taiwan.

The first interview premiered on Wednesday, July 15 at 6:30pm with Highland partners in North Africa

Join us on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel to watch the interviews.

Resources

We want to equip you to engage the peoples of the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  There are a number of ways you can grow in your depth of understanding of God's heart for the nations. Here you can find books, studies, and prayer guides.

Books

Let the Nations Be Glad - John Piper

Operation World - Jason Mandryk

Pray for the World - Patrick Johnstone &  Molly Wall

When Helping Hurts - Steve Corbett & Brian Fikkert

For the City - Matt Carter & Darrin Patrick

Websites

Joshua Project - Comprehensive guide highlighting people groups, statistics, and prayer points

Operation World - Prayer guide for the nations

Staff

Go Pastor

WIN Director

Go Pastor & Grow Pastor Admin Assistant

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