Highland has a long history of mission work. As disciples we believe that God calls us all to make more disciples (Matt 28:19-20). Because of that, we have been led by God into communities around the world, sharing the gospel, baptizing new believers, and forming them into a life of faith. Currently we support foreign missions in Papua New Guinea, Philippines, and Ukraine.
Through our weekly ministry contribution and/or hallway contributions, Highland supports several ministries to the nations:
HONDURAS SHORT TERM MISSIONS
Highlanders travel frequently to Honduras to assist schools, neighborhoods and churches that are deep in poverty.
WORLD BIBLE SCHOOL, MEMPHIS
Highland supports this ministry which reaches thousands of seekers around the world. It provides biblical teaching and connections between churches and those seeking Christ in other countries.
The Outreach Contribution funds several international missions efforts, including:
THE MELANESIAN BIBLE COLLEGE & MEDICAL CLINIC, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Highland helped start and is the primary supporter for this training center which equips existing churches and plants new churches in Papua New Guinea and elsewhere. Jab and Becky Mesa direct the college.
SHILOH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL & PHILIPPINE CHURCHES, PHILIPPINES
Highland has committed to fund church planting, congregational discipleship, and Christian education in and around Bocolod, Philippines, and a furlough fund for the Luthers. Former Highlanders Nathan and Karen Luther left their jobs in education in Memphis to help run this primary and secondary school and work with new and existing churches in the area.
UKRAINIAN EDUCATION CENTER, UKRAINE
Highland has committed to fund this outreach to young adults and others in the city of Kiev, Ukraine. Vitaly Samodin and his wife Valeria direct this ministry.
BILA TSERKVA CHURCH OF CHRIST, UKRAINE
Highland has committed to support this church plant in the city of Bila Tserkva, Ukraine. Highlander Betty Cannon helped start this church. She helped lead the current preacher, Kostya Kysilenko, to faith in Christ.
HARDING SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY, MEMPHIS
By supporting HST, Highland is helping equip leaders for church plants and existing churches around the world. Highlanders Jim Martin, Ed Gray, Kevin Shelby, and Allen Black work at HST. Many of Highland’s staff and elders have been equipped by HST.
Highland has committed resources to support our mission work in China.
Highland has committed funds to help with one-time gifts as opportunities and needs arise.
STAFF / ELDER ASSISTANCE
We have set aside funds to assist staff / elders traveling to support our missions.