Our Mission is to foster within children the desire to know God in a person way and lay the spiritual foundation that, in God’s time, will lead them to a relationship with God through Jesus Christ! At highland, we are committed to presenting the Word of God to children in a life-changing way. The Message we present is timeless, but the methods we use to share it constantly change to be relevant in the culture in which we live.
Our goal is to connect kids to God through worship and biblical teaching. Through these connections, they will grow spiritually and come to faith in Christ. We realize this can be achieved best through relationships – connecting kids with adult leaders who have a passion for investing in the lives of children and providing opportunities for kids to connect with each other!
Our children’s ministry is based on two very important passages in the Bible.
The Great Commandment says:
“Teacher, which command in the law is the most important?” Jesus answered, “Love the Lord you God with all your heart, soul and mind. This is the first and most important command. And the second command is like the first: Love you neighbor as you love yourself. All the law and the writings in the prophets depend on these two commands.” –Matthew 22:36-40
“Go and make followers of all people in the world. Baptize them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach them to obey everything that I have told you. You can be sure that I will be with you always. I will continue with you until the end of the world.” –Matthew 28:19-20
Our Children’s Ministry exists to bring children into an understanding of worship where they can: Seek to know God, learn to SERVE Him and others, GROW in their relationship with Christ, and then GO share Christ in the world!
From these two passages, we see four purposes of the Church and of our Children’s Ministry at Highland Baptist Church.
SEEK – Love the Lord your God
SERVE – Love your neighbor
GROW – Teach them to obey
GO – Go and make followers