Vision & Beliefs

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Vision 2028: Build Up the NExt Generation


At Highland, we glorify God by building up the next generation. We believe God's vision for Highland is that we would help young people become mature and resilient disciples of Jesus Christ (Eph 4:12-16; Psalm 78:1-8).  It's a multi-generational effort, made possible by older generations who recognize that we grow in Christ when we help others grow. We also share God's vision for the most vulnerable young people, emphasizing adoption & foster care, as well as ministry to those with special needs. We are not only pursuing this vision at Highland, but also throughout Memphis and around the world. We invest in missionaries, ministries and church-plants committed to building up the next generation to the glory of God. 


We Have Purpose

  1. We were made by God. So, we are God’s children, and God desires to have a close relationship with each of us.
  2. We were made in God’s image. So, every person has God-given value and deserves to be treated with love.   
  3. We were made for God’s glory. So, we are God’s ambassadors, called to represent and honor God always, in all places.

We Have Need

  1. Our sin causes us to push God away and ruin our lives. So, we need forgiveness for and freedom from our sin.
  2. Jesus Christ, God’s only son, came to earth and died on a cross. So, the penalty of our sin was paid and we can be forgiven.
  3. Jesus Christ was raised from the dead by God’s power. So, the power of sin was defeated and we can be freed.

We Are Not Alone

  1. When we believe and are baptized into Jesus, we are forgiven for and freed from sin. So, we can have a close personal relationship with God, our Father. 
  2. God’s Spirit comes to live in us who believe. So, we receive God’s daily guidance for our lives and God’s help in prayer. 
  3. Those who believe join the body of Christ—church. So, we are share in Jesus ministry to the world: loving, forgiving, and pointing our neighbors towards freedom in Christ. 

We Bless the World

  1. The Bible is inspired by God and authoritative over our life. So, we are anchored to the truth in a world of confusion, and share that truth with others. 
  2. God is just and merciful, and God equips us for every good work. So, we work to bring about goodness, mercy and justice in the world for all. 
  3. Jesus will return to Earth and rule forever as King. So, we have hope when our world is hopeless, and share that hope with others.