Following each worship service, your ministers stand at the church doors and hear the most amazing, unsolicited feedback from visitors: This service nailed it—from the first words of invitation, the plan for worship, Scripture, hymns and choir, sermon, just the … Continue reading
Twenty years ago, Highland hired Nina Maples as a very part-time employee to do some “outreach.” Almost immediately, as we recognized Nina’s many talents, we put more and more hats on her—children’s minister, adult education, pastoral care, senior associate pastor. … Continue reading
I am always amazed by the amount of visitors that come to Friday Church! I always try to ask them, “What brings you to Highland Baptist on a Friday evening?” Their answers vary. Some come with recovery programs. Some have … Continue reading
Why do people come to church? What motivates them to risk entering a strange building full of strange (!) people and to participate in strange rituals like singing, praying, and listening to an emphatic lecture, which is one way a … Continue reading
Joe Phelps was featured on WFPL’s “Five Things” program. Click here to read a short article and listen to the podcast.
It’s that time of year again to show our support for our LGBTQ siblings by walking in the Kentuckiana Pride Parade, on June 16, and volunteering at our very own Highland Baptist Church booth at the Kentuckiana Pride Festival, June … Continue reading
At its best, church is about people of all ages maturing and settling more fully into who God created us to be, individually and as a community. We saw the fruit of this spiritual and emotional maturation on Youth Sunday. … Continue reading
It was an exhilarating, exhausting weekend that I wouldn’t trade for anything. The Vision 20/20 retreat, led so ably by the planning team, began the slow, important work of forming all of Highland’s gathered hopes and dreams into a unified … Continue reading