You matter to God and you matter to us
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. All of us have different backgrounds but likely share similar experiences. We provide biblical counseling and support in the areas of marriage and family, abuse and addiction, finances, and affliction that lead to emotional discouragement.
You can set up an appointment with our Care & Counseling Pastor Jeff Stevens by calling the church office at 480-348-9191. Additionally, we have a team of Stephen Ministers who have trained and are available to provide extended, one-to-one care, to those experiencing a difficult time in life such as grief, job loss, relocation, or chronic or terminal illness.
If this is an emergency or you are currently having thoughts of harming yourself, please call one of the following numbers:
- Emergency: Dial 911
- Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-273-8255
- 24/7 Online Support: JesusCares.com
- Victim of Abuse: 800-656-4673
- Domestic Violence: 800-799-7233
Pastor Jeff and his team are required to complete a minimum level of training through the IBCD Care and Discipleship training curriculum which covers the minimum levels required to advise a brother or sister in Christ to what the bible reveals to us about life and circumstance. Highlands believes biblical counseling should be in context of the local church, and that pastors laity are the under-shepherds of Christ entrusted with soul care (1 Peter 5:1-4; Hebrews 13:17).
Stephen Ministers are lay people who have completed a comprehensive 6 month training in Christian Care prior to their commissioning. After being matched with a person experiencing a life crisis, the Stephen Minister meets with that person on a weekly basis to listen, care, encourage, and provide emotional and spiritual support. The caring relationship lasts as long as the need for care exists. Your identity and the conversations you have with your Stephen Minister remain confidential.
We do not provide licensed psychological or Psychiatric counsel. If you are seeking counseling outside of your local church we encourage you to visit the listing at The Biblical Counseling Coalition or contact us for a specific referral for your counseling needs.
24/7 ONLINE SUPPORT
Highlands partners with JesusCares.com 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 JesusCares.com to start your online chat now!