HEY HIGHLANDS FAMILY!
I hope you’ve had a GREAT summer! We have had an INCREDIBLE SUMMER at Highlands!! We have baptized well over 200 people just in the last 3 months. YAY GOD!! As the kids get back to school and vacation season winds down, I want to share with you what is getting ready to happen at our church for the approaching fall season.
This coming weekend is gonna be SUPER EXCITING as we KICK OFF a Brand New Series called SEPTEMBERFEAST. It begins this Saturday August 30th (Bristol Only) and Sunday August 31st at every other campus! This is an awesome opportunity for you and your friends to take your next step in your spiritual growth journey. We still have tickets available for Sessions beginning September 5 & 6 and you will be served a delicious meal from some of the area restaurants that will cater to each of our campuses. What could be better than taking your next step spiritually while eating a great catered meal? Check out the website for times and locations. It’s so easy to sign up online.
Another major transition at Highlands this fall will be shifting HIGH SCHOOL MINISTRY to WEDNESDAY NIGHTS. As you know, we have a heart to reach high schoolers with the gospel of Jesus Christ. After canvassing our high school students, studying churches all across the country (who are actually reaching high school students), and spending much time before the Lord, we decided to make this shift. Our HIGH SCHOOL MINISTRY will be called 633 and that is also the time it meets every Wednesday night. It will be EXCELLENT in every way – LIVE BAND, GREAT VOLUNTEERS, ENGAGING MESSAGE, FUN, FOOD and GAMES AT EVERY CAMPUS!! THIS NEW MINISTRY KICKS OFF ON SEPT. 10TH AT 6:33PM. If you would like more information, want to volunteer, or just want to see what’s going on there will be a preview service on Wednesday, September 3 at 6:33 at every campus. I would be happy to answer any questions you may have about this shift. Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally, one more major announcement! We are opening up a NEW CAMPUS in WISE, VA!! We will launch with a FUN DAY on Stepember 13th from 4:00PM – 6:00PM. Blow ups, food, fun, and excitement to get the word out to the community about our NEW CAMPUS. Then on SUNDAY, October 5th at 11:00AM, we will have our first service. We will be meeting at CAMP BETHEL in the community of Wise, Va. Jeff Rolen has agreed to serve as our campus pastor for our Wise Campus and he can be reached at email@example.com if you would like to help get this campus off the ground. Why Wise you might ask? Because Wise County is the 7th most unreached county in the state of Virginia. I know, that surprised me as well! Highlands, we can’t sit idly by and let 1000′s of people in Wise County go through life without knowing there is a God who loves them and has a plan for their lives. I can’t wait to see what God is going to do in WISE and the surrounding areas. Your heart of generosity has allowed us to fulfill this dream of planting a NEW CAMPUS in WISE!!
I look forward to speaking to you this weekend! I have a message that is burning on my heart that I believe God has given me to share with all of you. I am honored and humbled to serve you as we continue to see God do things in a miraculous way. I love you all so much!!