Sandwiched between the work we do locally and internationally are the various ways in which Highland ministers with others around our country.
Through our affiliations with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Kentucky, we have had numerous opportunities to experience transformative ministries all around the country. From Hells Kitchen in Manhattan to the streets of Overtown in Miami, our members have participated in God’s work of Love across America.
Across the United States
Highland continues to cultivate its passion for work in our country’s urban settings through sending our youth group on mission to serve with Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s partner organization Touching Miami with Love each summer.
Highland is engaged and invested in the national ministries of a variety of our Baptist organizations. Through our support of the Alliance of Baptists, the Baptist Center for Ethics, the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty, and the Baptist Peace Fellowship, our reach extends to issues and spaces that we couldn’t access in this capacity on our own. Our members are also constantly connecting to the work of Love through a variety of national organizations and ministry opportunities across the country.
Our affiliations with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Kentucky have enabled Highland’s members to extend community beyond Louisville throughout the state of Kentucky. Our commitment to alleviating poverty in Kentucky’s rural communities draws us to participate with Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Kentucky Extreme Build, a 10-day summer experience of building a home for a family in need in our poorest counties across the state. Our youth also travel to eastern Kentucky for Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Kentucky spring mission weekends, where youth from Cooperative Baptist Fellowship churches all across the state gather for a weekend blitz of physical labor to help transform a community.
Highland’s support of Georgetown College and the Baptist Seminary of Kentucky represent our church’s long tradition of symbiotic relationships with institutions of higher learning. Through these relationships, we work towards the “thinking” of our “thinking, feeling, healing community of faith” motto.
If you are interested in learning more about Highland’s domestic ministries, contact Lauren Jones Mayfield.