THE GREAT COMMISSION
We will gladly reflect the glory of God by teaching the Word of God in the context of loving relationships, reaching spiritually interested people for Jesus Christ, challenging them to become serving disciples. Our highest desire is “Exalting Jesus Christ, Loving One Another and Giving Ourselves Away”. This is based on the Great Commission found in Matthew 28:18-20. We will do so by multiplying disciples, training disciples and sending disciples.
Our highest desire at Highland Park is “Exalting Jesus Christ, Loving One Another and Giving Ourselves Away”. This is based on the Great Commission found in Matthew 28:18-20. We will do so by…
Multiplying and Training Disciples
We will build a training regiment that is Word-centered and theologically-focused that builds both life and ministry skill.
We will obey Jesus’ command to take the Gospel to the “ends of the earth”. We will follow God’s strategy to teach those who will teach others. We will do so by training and sending them to the community, to the surrounding town, to the region, to the ends of the earth!
Evangelical Free Church of America
Highland Park Church is a member of the Evangelical Free Church of America. The EFCA is 1,500 autonomous churches united by a mutual commitment to serve Jesus Christ with the guidance of the Holy Spirit and obedience to the Word of God. The EFCA currently also extends to 45 other countries.
What does “Evangelical” Mean?
This term refers to our commitment to share the Gospel (the good news about Jesus Christ) and to the authority of Scriptures as being inerrant (without error) in their original writings, and the only trustworthy guide to faith and a God-honoring lifestyle.
What Does “Free” Mean?
This term refers to our form of church governance as being congregational. Evangelical Free Churches depend upon the active participation of lay people in the decisions and directions of the local church. At Highland Park church, its pastors are called by God and approved by the local congregation. The pastors , along with the elders, guide the direction of the church. Highland Park Church owns its own land, hires its own pastors and staff, and sets its own budget all without outside approval.
Are You Interested in Membership?
Because of the significance of church membership, we encourage people to attend Highland Park for at least 6 months before joining the church. We believe members should know their church well and be fully aware of what membership entails. When you are ready to take this step, we welcome your application. Please contact one of our Pastors or Elders, or download a membership application and return it to the church office.