Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death—even death on a cross! - Philippians 2:6-8
Philippians 2 tells us to have the same attitude that Jesus had by emptying himself and taking the form of a servant for the sake of the world. The cross step in the Pathway combines your identity found in Christ with the self-emptying attitude of Jesus and gives you the freedom to serve God in all ways, including partnering in Restoration Vision initiatives at Highland.
One characteristic of the nature of God is that God is lovingly working to restore all of creation. There are many ways to serve in the Restoration Vision which join God in this eternally important work of restoring Highland, Abilene, and the world.
We encourage you to explore the ways to engage the "Cross Step" at Highland by reviewing the descriptions on this webpage and the links offered below.
Highland 's vision to Restore the World includes initiatives in Brazil, Southeast Asia and the Muslim Majority World.
Follow this link to learn more about the work of our international partners: Restore the World
Follow this link to learn how to engage Highland's Restore the World initiatives: Serve in Restore the World Initiatives
Highland 's vision to Restore Abilene includes work at The Highland Food Pantry, Freedom Fellowship, Grace Fellowship, GED mentoring, BOBs and the Boys and Girls Club.
Follow this link to learn of ways to engage Restore Abilene initiatives: Serve in Restore Abilene Initiatives
Our vision to Restore Highland includes serving within ministries such as Worship ministry, Student Ministry and Highland Cares, creating a ways to grow in receiving God's gifts of restoration along the Pathway.
Follow the link to learn how to serve within Restore Highland ministries: Serve in Restore Highland Initiatives