Care and Counseling


The Bible tells us over 300 times “do not fear,” but in light of the national state of emergency from the coronavirus, it’s understandable that many of us – even those who trust in Jesus – are dealing with fear and anxiety.

It’s easy to get sucked into the media hype of empty grocery stores and panicked individuals, but that panic just creates shortages and breeds more fear. The good news is that God tells us He will never leave us nor forsake us. He cares for his people. And Highlands Church cares too.

There are a lot of people who are facing work hours being cut or losing their jobs during this pandemic. We want to be able to help those who are not sure how they will be able to pay their bills in the coming months.

Need Assistance

Need Groceries?
We know some of those in our church family are struggling to put food on the table, and we want to be an Acts 2 church that cares and feeds for our church family. We have food boxes available to help you to feed your family. Let us be a blessing to you and love you by providing for your needs during this time.

Need Food

Serve our Community
Donate food and dry goods at Highlands Church to help those who can't put food on their table during this time. See a list of current needs.

Items donated to the church will go to serve our community and our ministry partners, Phoenix Rescue Mission, Foothills Food Bank, and Choices Pregnancy Center. You can drop off donated non-perishable food and care items at the Highlands Church Office Mondays and Thursdays from 2:00-5:00pm, and Saturdays 10:00am-12:00pm.

You can also donate financially to help those who will be hurting and facing a lot of uncertainty during this time.



At Highlands we believe in doing life together. One of the ways we can do this is to share in our prayer requests and praises. Let us know how we can pray and celebrate with you today. More info...

Community Aid

We desire to be a church that cares for one another through our CARE TRAIN program and adoption assistance. Whether you have a need for meals, help at home, or even assistance in the foster and adoption process, we're here to help. More info...

Care Groups

We want Highlands to be a safe place where it’s okay to not be okay. We have care groups including grief and loss, finances, divorce, and all forms of abuse that are designed to come alongside you and provide biblical guidance to help you heal. More info...

Private Counseling

If you are struggling with the pressures of this life and just don't feel like you have any other options, it is critical that you talk to somebody. We would love to have a conversation with you to see if we can figure out positive and productive ways of dealing with your struggles. More info...


Jeff Stevens
Care & Counseling Pastor  


Highlands partners with to provide support via live chat to anyone who is in need. Twenty-four hours a day, there are volunteer coaches online ready to listen, encourage, and point chatters to Jesus. Visit to start your online chat now!

Victims of Abuse

Your safety is of utmost importance to us. If you are a victim of sexual violence, we want to offer you support as well as support you in your after-care. Types of sexual violence includes rape, child sexual abuse, molestation and intimate married sexual violence. If you find yourself a victim and this is an emergency dial 911, or you can get help 24/7 at RAINN. RAINN is the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network. You will immediately be connected to someone who will help you obtain the immediate resources that you need. Call 24/7 1.800.656.HOPE (4673) or visit

Domestic Abuse/Violence or relationship abuse/violence is a pattern of behaviors used by one person to maintain power and control over another in a relationship. This can include physical or mental abuse. If you are a victim of abuse and you need immediate help, please call The National Domestic Abuse Hotline at 1-800-799-7233

You can also contact our Highlands Crisis Response Team at 480-348-9191. Your Crises Response Team Contacts at Highlands are Doc Warkentin, Matt Nuessle, Pam Phillips, and Jodi Giarrante.