Highland is deeply invested in the Memphis-area community, believing that God has called us to care for the city in which he has placed us (Jer 29). We extend this care and investment through ministries to Macon Hall Elementary, LeBonheur, SOMA campus ministry, FriendSpeak, Young Adult Ministries, four Children’s Homes, as well as a new adoption support initiative.
Through our weekly ministry contribution and/or hallway contributions, Highland supports local and domestic ministries:
Each summer HYG sponsors these Teens In Mission Experiences trips where teens work with children, the homeless, and under-resourced.
Highland serves the global community of Memphis, providing spiritual and other resources. Each Sunday members and guests from around the world gather in the Global Friends Sunday School class.
For more than forty years Highland has hosted a day school in its facility. Highland currently has approximately 100 children from the community in its day school.
For many years Highland has hosted an opportunity for local parents/grandparents of young children to purchase quality gently-used clothing, toys and other children’s items. (THIS EVENT IS CURRENTLY PAUSED)
Highland supports and encourages the staff of the NICU as well as the babies and their families.
Through our bi-annual Outreach Contribution Highland supports several ministries to local and domestic neighbors:
A ministry that uses the Bible to help our international neighbors improve their English by studying one-on-one with a Christian friend. Sessions occur once a week and last from 45-60 minutes.
Highland has committed to fund initiatives which allow us to partner with this elementary school in our Cordova neighborhood.
Soma is a Campus Ministry associated with Churches of Christ at the University of Memphis.
God has led us to the desire to reach young adults.
Highland has committed toward partnering with four domestic agencies that serve orphans: Sunnybrook Children’s Home (Ridgeland, MS), Children’s Home, Inc. (Paragould, AR), and Timothy Hill Children’s Ranch (Riverhead, NY).
Highland has committed to offset adoption and foster care costs for Highlanders who decide to adopt or foster. We share God’s heart for orphans and offer support in other ways, also.
We've committed to support an initiative in the women's prison in Henning, TN. Through HopeWorks, Highlanders also serve as Faith Encouragers at the Shelby County Corrections Center. Through additional funds not associated with the Outreach contribution, Highland supports the men's prison in Whiteville, TN.
Highland has committed to support outreach events for the community, such as, the spring Easter Eggstravaganza and the fall Trunk or Treat for the Children's Ministry.