- The Big Picture
- By Campus
- Small Groups
- Legacy Stories
- The Dream Center
- Summer Blast
- Highlands Students
- Highlands College
- Prison Ministry
- Growth and Expansion
We will live with purpose every day // Serve with compassion // Focus on eternity // Pray first // See a need and meet it // Invest strategically // Love with our actions // Build a home for the lost, hurting and broken // We will do this with intention // One city at a time // One campus at a time // One prison at a time // One person at a time // We will see people come home
People made a decision for Christ
Average Weekly Attendance31,922
Number of Small Groups (Fall)2,499
Active small groups (Fall)
Attended by more than 32,000 peoplechurchofthehighlands.com/groups
Kids have made a decision for Christ
First Saturday Outreach
School Connect Groups reach 2,500 students per week in local schools.
The Dream Center provides the resources and facilitates School Field Days at five different schools, reaching thousands of students in the Woodlawn area.
Every year, the Dream Center hosts teacher appreciation luncheons for every teacher in eight different schools in the Woodlawn area, reaching hundreds of teachers.
Christ Health Center
on the Dream Team
Students in Small Groups
Decisions Made for Christ842
Youth Leaders Trained1,000
Students Enrolled in 2014659
Ministry Training and Leadership Classes Offered156
Students placed in ministry38
The Grow Network
Churches in the Network874
New Partners this year515
Percentage Growth this year43%
Grow Leadership Intensive
Percentage Growth in 201437%
Scholarship Dollars Invested in Grow Leaders$76,425
Grow Serve Team370
Leadership Training Expanded to
- United Kingdom
Church Plants in 201490
Launch Day Decisions for Christ979
Total Church Plants460
Total Launch Day Attendance20,856
ARC Churches Missions Giving$17 Million
Highlands Investment into ARC Churches$921,327
Highlands Missions Trips31
Missions Trip Members474
- Dominican Republic
U.S. Cities Visited
- St. Louis
- Los Angeles
Through our giving to international Missions efforts, we are helping spread the message of Jesus to the nations.
Highlands partnered with China Legacy to support 50 church planters that have planted 50 significant church plants in rural China.
Highlands gave toward the Typhoon Haiyan Relief, and through this 10,185 people made a decision for Christ in the Philippines.
In India, EQUIP supplied leadership curriculum that impacted 80,000 rural churches and communities in areas where the message of Christ has never been proclaimed before.
Highlands helped fund MountainChild’s National Anti-Trafficking Center in Kathmandu, Nepal, that reached 1,050 at-risk and trafficked women and children this year. This center is the central headquarters for more than 30 organizations and NGO’s that are dedicated to fighting the sex-trade industry of South Asia.
This year, One Hope reached the billionth child with God’s Word in China. she was a 13-year-old girl named Chunxue.
We’ve supported Sat7 which broadcasts the Gospel and training programs for underground pastors and church planters across the entire Muslim world.
With the money Highlands provided, Map 1040 was able to give 5 motorcycles to missionaries and pastors in Northern India, an area where many have never heard the name of Jesus.
People made a decision for Christ
Average weekly Attendance832
Percentage growth this year32%
Growth and Expansion
The Highlands Chapel will open for services in January 2015. This beautiful, state-of-the-art facility located on the Grants Mill campus will be the home of a more traditional worship experience, weddings, funerals and memorial services.
Tuscaloosa building project
We have broken ground in Tuscaloosa where a new building for our Tuscaloosa campus will open in early 2016. This space will allow the Tuscaloosa campus to grow and expand its impact for Jesus in our state.
In February 2015, Highlands will open its eleventh location in the city of Opelika. This campus will meet in the Opelika Sportsplex and Aquatic Center and have two Sunday morning services. We are currently building the launch team and preparing for this new opportunity to reach the people of Opelika with the life-giving message of Christ.
Be Part of the Legacy
Pray for our local, national and international efforts to be maximized to reach as many people as possible, and for God to transform people’s lives one patient, prisoner and person at a time.
Follow God as He speaks to you about giving beyond your tithe to our Legacy efforts. Our impact in God’s Kingdom multiplies as each individual commits to give according to God’s calling. A simple way to give wherever you are is online at churchofthehighlands.com/give/legacy.
Put your faith into action. Serve locally in a small group or outreach effort. Perform simple acts of kindness daily. Join the Dream Team. Go on a mission trip. Find opportunities to get involved at churchofthehighlands.com/missions and churchofthehighlands.com/serve.