Serve Our Community
Part of our vision is to serve our community. We want to be a church of believers that goes out of the church and serves those around us sharing the love of Christ by providing for the needs of others. Check out all of the community serving opportunities below.
Highlands Care Train
There are people in our very own church family and neighboring community that you can serve. Whether they've recently had a new baby, undergone surgery, had an accident, or experienced some other significant life event, we need help providing for those who have requested support in the form of meals, rides, assistance with home maintenance, and more. Check out the needs requested below.
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 local ministry partners. Drop off donated non-perishable food and care items at the Highlands Church Office Mon-Thurs from 9:00am-4:00pm.
Help save a life in our community! Blood donations provide relief for those battling life-threatening diseases. You can make a difference by donating blood at the Vitalant Blood Bank. Sign up to donate blood at bloodhero.com.
Highlands Hope Initiatives
Highlands Hope Initiatives (HHI) provides assistance to individuals and families in need throughout Arizona including meeting basic needs, medical care, special needs programming and job assistance. It is funded by the AZ Charitable Tax Credit - claim your tax credit and help AZ families in need!
Contact: Meg Taylor
Phoenix Rescue Mission
Phoenix Rescue Mission provides hope, healing, and new beginnings for those in our community struggling with homelessness, addiction, and trauma. Join us as we staff the farmers market for low-income families, serve lunch (cafeteria style) to 250 people in need, attend a worship service hosted by the Highlands worship team or ride out on the streets of inner-city Phoenix to deliver sack lunches.
FOOTHILLS FOOD BANK
The Foothills Food Bank and Resource Center provide food, referral information, and financial assistance to over 600 families and individuals. Located in Cave Creek AZ, the food bank boundaries have expanded to cover Black Canyon City to the north, I-17 to the west, Pinnacle Peak Road to the south, and Rio Verde to the east. Serving opportunities include volunteering to help sort and pack food when it is delivered. Assisting individuals in the food pick-up area.
HOUSE OF REFUGE SUNNYSLOPE
House of Refuge Sunnyslope (including House of Hope and House of Promise) provides a safe and sober transitional living environment while individuals are restored through God’s presence in their life, full-time work, and fellowship with others. Serving opportunities include volunteering as a mentor or bible study facilitator, provide childcare help or kitchen help, or assist with maintenance/cleaning.
Feed My Starving Children
Feed My Starving Children is a Christian non-profit organization committed to feeding God's children who are hungry in body and spirit. Highlands hosts a huge annual community food packing event right on our campus. Volunteers hand-pack meals formulated for malnourished children which are sent to partners around the world where they're used to operate orphanages, schools, clinics, and feeding programs.
reigning grace ranch
Reigning Grace Ranch utilizes dozens of rescued and rehabilitated horses to empower children and teens who may be struggling with life issues such as divorce, low self-esteem, eating disorders, high functioning autism and MMR in a loving, safe environment. It is a unique place of tranquility, hope and refuge located on 15-acres near Rio Verde. Their mission of "Redemption, Strength, and Discovery" is fully realized through their volunteer mentorship programs.
Christian Family Care
Christian Family Care strengthens families and serves at-risk children in the name of Jesus Christ through adoption, foster care, respite care for foster parents. Serving opportunities include volunteering to help with day to day office duties, foster child mentoring or helping at the CFC Thrift store located at 3121 E. Greenway Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85032.
To learn more about foster care or becoming a foster parent in Arizona, check out these orientation videos by the State of Arizona about the foster care process.
CHOICES PREGNANCY CENTERS (CPC)
Choices Pregnancy Centers have served women and men in the Greater Phoenix area for over 35 years offering compassionate and confidential care to those facing unplanned pregnancies. Compelled by the love of Jesus, CPC offers life-affirming choices that are consistent with biblical values and do not provide or refer for abortion. Medical services and education are funded entirely by generous donor gifts, and there are serving opportunities available for volunteers.
Make an impact on lives around the world, by sharing the love and hope of Jesus Christ through a one-on-one online chat forum. Serve from the convenience of your own home, with flexible 24X7 hours. Become a coach and let the Lord grow and stretch you in ways you never imagined!
Website: GroundWire.net/coaching and JesusCares.com.
Blessings Bags are filled with everyday necessities and prayed for by our own Special Needs Ministry. These bags are for you to keep in your car to hand out to anyone that you see who is in need. You can pick up a Blessings Bag on most Sundays at Info Central in the lobby.