Jesus acts as our ultimate example in every part of life, and the area of giving is no exception. We give, not because Jesus needs our money, but because we need to become more generous like Jesus. As we consistently and sacrificially give of our finances, we help to support the work of High Street as it serves the city of Springfield.
As Jesus left His home (heaven) to bring hope to us, we leave our home (Springfield) to take that same hope to people around the world. High Street currently support over 130 missionaries and projects in various global locations. Every penny given to High Street's missions endeavors helps to spread the gospel in word and deed in countries all across the globe.
Money given to missions should be above the tithe and is used to help send missionaries all over the world. Each fall, we have a Mission Conference and host some of these missionaries. The annual missions budget is based on the money promised (anonymously) at our annual conference.
If Jesus was concerned with helping those in need, then His church can do no less. Our PowerPacks ministry exists to serve children at six local elementary schools who are in need of meals on the weekend. Twice a month PowerPacks provides weekend meals to children who would otherwise go without. This ministry serves as a practical way for High Street to be like Jesus as we love our city.
The OneSole Purpose organization was founded by members of High Street. Each years it seeks to raise the necessary funds to put a new pair of shoes on every elementary student in Springfield's Title 1 schools. This incredible endeavor strives to bring a practical form of hope from our soul to their sole.
God loves orphans and so should the church. At High Street, it is our desire to help families as they provide a "forever home" for a child. In order to facilitate this effort, we have a fund to assist with expenses. Money will only be paid to a legitimate adoption agency. Qualified applicants must be active members of High Street for at least one year. If you would like to give toward this effort, please indicate the amount on your giving form.
Purchase a Restore The Orphan t-shirt from our Etsy shop! All proceeds go to the adoption fund.
Click here to order one.
2017 is the 500th anniversary of the year Martin Luther made his 95 Theses known to the world, thus changing the history of the church, country, and world forever. On this trip we will see many locations tied to this as well as visit our missionaries Keith and Debbie Gandy. Click here to see a flyer of the trip.
Over the next few years we will be partnering with The Seed Company in the translation of the the Bible for the Gur people group of the Ivory Coast, a group that does not have the Bible in their naive language. This project will cost over $400,000, but we are stepping out in faith and starting the project with the translation of the book of Luke. Join with us as we begin this project and help us reach our goal of bringing God's Word to the Gur people!