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Joining God to Make a Difference: New Collective Church

In 2018, Highlands Fellowship adopted new mission and vision statements. The vision statement started with that same concept of joining God to make a difference through our church, in our community, and around the world.None of us knew what that would look like when we agreed to this vision of joining God. In the fall of 2018, God was speaking to many staff members about what he wanted to do with the Johnson City campus of Highlands Fellowship.

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Six Reasons Why Vision is Important for Sunday School, Small Groups, and Discipleship

We cannot get around it. Vision is important! Pastors, staff members, and Sunday School directors, this article is for you! Proverbs 29:18 reminds us, “Where there is no revelation, people cast off restraint; but blessed is the one who heeds wisdom's instruction.”We need vision to move us forward. God always wants to move us forward.

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The Cat in the Shed

Over a month ago, one of the three feral cats that hang around our house went missing, after we heard a vicious midnight fight in the woods. We grieved the loss because “Booties,” with his clean white paws, was the friendliest of the three.  But one morning last week, my wife noticed movement in the window of the shed about 60 feet from the house. She went closer and saw the face of a cat staring out at her through the window, and she could hear faint mewling. Long story short: we rejoiced as eventually Booties crept out to meet us!

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