Highlands Students | Church of the Highlands | Birmingham, Alabama | Pastor Chris Hodges


You Belong Here.

The Highlands Students Ministry is dedicated to seeing God’s heart for equality and diversity come alive in our cities, in our state, and around the world. First Corinthians 12:12 says, “The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up one whole body. So it is with the body of Christ.” Unity in the body of Christ demands diversity. So regardless of what you look like or where you came from, you belong here.

What We’re Doing:

In response to this commitment to diversity, here are some practical steps that we are taking to grow.
– Diversifying our top-level leadership
– Studying “Be the Bridge” as a staff (linked below)
– Training staff on biases
– Testing for biases and inquiring from external diversity mentors
– Writing a small group curriculum on diversity to be used in the fall by students of all ages

Resources for growth:

The Third Option
Be the Bridge
Just Mercy
Disunity in Christ: Uncovering the Hidden Forces that Keep Us Apart

Earl McClellan: It’s Not Too Late
Carl Lentz and TD Jakes: A Conversation on Race
Dharius Daniels and Dr. Eric Mason