CARE MINISTRIES


Hurting? Hopeless? In need of help?

We all go through crisis and difficult seasons of life. Highlands Community Church is committed to help you at your point of need. It’s all part of our mission to bring the hope and healing of the gospel, to our broken world!


Serving in Care Ministries

Meeting people’s needs involves far more than the capacity of our pastors and staff. It’s our goal to put your time and talents to good use by equipping and training you. We develop leaders to oversee our various care ministries and work to strengthen connections with those in small groups, adult ministries, and our community. These ministries work together to provide support for people in times of crisis, whether it be social, spiritual or health-related. Caring for others in this way creates Christ-like patterns in all of us that bring wholeness and health to our church family. To learn more about serving in Care Ministries, contact Alicia Fiess.


CARE MINISTRY STORIES

Personal Needs



Grief Share

GriefShare is a 13 week series that is sponsored by people who understand what you are experiencing and offer encouragement during this difficult time.   Each session includes a video featuring top experts on grief recovery, followed by a group discussion where you will have the opportunity to interact with others who have experienced a recent loss, learn about their experiences and share your own.

For more information, contact Tom Durant at tom.durrant2@gmail.com

Divorce Care

DivorceCare is a group that features biblical teaching for those recovering from divorce or separation. The groups are led by people who have been through a divorce themselves and successfully rebuilt their lives. During the weekly meetings they will show you how to deal with the hurt caused by your separation or divorce.

For more information, contact Bev Davies at bevdavies@comcast.net

Stephen Ministries

Stephen Ministry is the one-to-one lay caring ministry that equips and empowers lay caregivers, called Stephen Ministers, to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting.

For more information, contact Bob Burnie at rburnie@icloud.com

Counseling

Highlands pastors provide counseling for individuals and couples, offering biblically based solutions, encouragement and prayer.   Highlands also provides referrals to Christian counselors who have been prescreened in accordance with biblical standards.

For more information, contact  Pastor Barry at barryb@highlandscc.org

Lay Premarital counseling

Members of Highlands are trained to provide premarital counseling and guidance.   They meet with engaged couples and work through a number of relationship skills including communication, conflict resolution, growth areas and goal setting.

For more information, contact  Pastor Barry at barryb@highlandscc.org

Celebrate Recovery

The purpose of Celebrate Recovery is to fellowship and celebrate God’s healing power in our lives through the eight Christ- centered recovery principles.  By working and applying these Biblical principles, you will grow spiritually and find freedom from addictive, compulsive, and dysfunctional behaviors.

For more information, contact Mike and Darla Lorbeski at darla.lorbeski@comcast.net

Prodigals Partnerships

Highlands currently partners with Prodigals International.  Since its beginning in 2000, Prodigals' International and its Homecoming Program has helped and supported hundreds of men achieve freedom from the bonds of sexual addiction throughout the United States and Canada. Through its tested and proven Christ-centered 12-Step sexual addiction recovery support groups, Prodigals has been on the forefront of leading men to healing, restoration, and sexual wholeness.

For more information, click on   https://prodigalsinternational.org/contact

Visitation

Highlands Visitation team is composed of Highlands members who have received training to visit people in hospitals, nursing homes, retirement home, and other places where the need exists.   Team members reach out with love and listening to those in need, and work alongside the pastoral staff to shepherd people in crisis.

For more information, contact  Pastor Barry at barryb@highlandscc.org

Bereavement

Highlands understands how difficult this time of grief can be.   We are ready to help you with pastoral care, funeral & memorial service planning, facilities reservations and receptions that will meet your needs.

For more information, contact Cathy Joss at cathyj@highlandscc.org

Relational Healing

Highlands offers training people ready to assist in relational healing, reconciliation and mediation.   These sessions are completely confidential and done under the oversight of the pastoral staff.

For more information, contact  Pastor Barry at barryb@highlandscc.org

Practical Needs



Temporary Host Homes

From time to time, people in our church family may need a temporary place to stay.   Highlands is here to help with a team of people who serve others by exercising their gift of hospitality.  Length of stay and locations vary according to need and availability.

For more information, contact  Pastor Barry at barryb@highlandscc.org

Meals Ministry

The Highlands Meals Ministry provides short term help to people in need.   Recipients are people within Highlands who are experiencing family crisis, hospitalization, moving, unemployment, or any situation where a meal might provide relief.   Caring through the meals ministry truly touches a person’s heart by showing the love of Jesus a practical way.

For more information, contact Gloria Martin at gloriam44@comcast.net

Auto & Home repair & maintenance

Every year in October, Highlands hosts winter car care day where people can bring their cars to be inspected and serviced.  The team is also available throughout the year to help with a variety of car related needs.

For more information, contact  Pastor Barry at barryb@highlandscc.org

Transportation

The Highlands Transportation team is ready to help on a short term basis in case of need, whether it be related to injury, car repair, or unforeseen circumstances.

For more information, contact  Pastor Barry at barryb@highlandscc.org

Vocational Services

Perhaps you find yourself unemployed and need help with your resume, financial counseling, and vocational guidance.  Highlands will help equip and encourage you in your vocational journey.

For more information, contact  Pastor Barry at barryb@highlandscc.org

Benevolence

The Benevolence ministry provides for immediate, short term financial needs.   Under pastoral oversight, we assure that the first priority to meet the need will be the individual’s own resources, then that of their extended family before there is consideration from church funds.   As necessary, Highlands also provides referrals to individuals who need financial management education.

For more information, contact  Pastor Barry at barryb@highlandscc.org