News RSS



Words of Wisdom - The Importance of Timing

I recently read in the One Year Bible reading plan the story of Saul and the Israelites fighting the Philistines found in 1 Samuel 13:1-15. The Israelites were hard-pressed during this battle and hid from the enemy. The prophet Samuel told Saul and his troops to wait seven days for him to come. Saul grew impatient during the waiting. He assumed Samuel's role and made sacrifices. As soon as Saul finished, Samuel arrived and rebuked Saul for what he had done. As a repercussion for not trusting in God's timing, the Lord promised Saul his kingdom would not endure.   In the New Testament reading that day, Jesus' brothers pleaded with Him to perform public miracles at the Jewish Festival of...

Continue reading



Why It's Worth Hiring Highlands College Students

We recently received an email from Taleah Murray, an Executive Pastor at Crossroads Church in Southern California. In her email, she shares her experience about how a Highlands College hire has exceeded her expectations. Read below for the full story. "Dear Highlands College, I am emailing you because we recently hired a Highlands College graduate, Sawyer McKenzie.  We took a risk hiring a 22 year-old... but I had such faith in the leadership development that Church of the Highlands does, that I was willing to take a risk. I have so much respect for Pastor Chris and his systematic approach that I believed that this young leader would come to us well trained and ready to grow. I’ve watched you guys from afar...

Continue reading




Best Eats on 280

We get it. Sometimes Whataburger and Panda Express get old after awhile, and you want to find somewhere new to eat. Don’t worry, because we've got you covered with the best eats off of Highway 280. Get your appetite ready because by the end of this list you'll be ready to grub. Taziki's From Greek salads to gyros to a host of other fresh options, Taziki's brings the flavors of Greece to the sweet southern state of Alabama. We suggest getting the weekend special. You can thank us later. Mellow Mushroom Grab some friends and get some pizza at Mellow Mushroom. Bring an appetite because not only are their pizzas mouth watering, they are also huge. It may be a...

Continue reading



How To Make An Eternal Impact

At Highlands College, we believe the local church is the hope of the world. The church has the greatest potential of any organization to impact the world and make an eternal impact. The Gospel is growing faster than the population in all but 20 of the 193 countries of the world. Sadly, America is one of the 20 countries where the Gospel has been in decline. But there is good news. In the same way Church of the Highlands is changing the way the world does church, Highlands College is changing the way we train future ministry leaders. And it is working.     As Church of the Highlands has grown, so has the Association of Related Churches (ARC), which is...

Continue reading