Where Two or More are Gathered

For the ladies of Anchor, Elliott Hall was a sacred space. The room had held the laughter, tears, and hearts of generations of women who took bold strides toward vulnerability. This space meant healing for some, victory to others, and community for every woman who sat at the tables that lined the walls. When the campus changes noted that this area would be replaced, many women had heavy hearts as the long-standing tradition of Wednesday morning gatherings in this room would come to an end. This... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 12/12/18

Ways to Pray This Week – Dec. 13

How incredible it is that we have a God we can talk with — and that is what prayer is! At HP Pres, we believe prayer makes a difference in our lives, and in the lives of others. Take a few minutes today to talk with God using the Scripture and prayers below. With what shall I come before the LORD, and bow myself before God on high? Shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves a year old? Will the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams,... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 12/12/18

Maddie & Jeremy Wilkins

Maddie & Jeremy Wilkins met in the Young Adult ministry— their passion for serving had them fully invested in the life of HP Pres. When they heard that Cameron & Emily Beaty were moving on to launch Peak Street Church, they were devastated. Each of them had been encouraged by the way that the Beatys invested in and transformed the Young Adult community. But, this news was tied with an unexpected invitation. To their surprise, Cameron asked them to join the lead team at the... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 12/6/18

Ways to Pray This Week – Dec. 6

How incredible it is that we have a God we can talk with — and that is what prayer is! At HP Pres, we believe prayer makes a difference in our lives, and in the lives of others. Take a few minutes today to talk with God using the Scripture and prayers below. Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.  Be kind and... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 12/6/18

Session Update - November

The Session of Highland Park Presbyterian Church is the ruling body of our congregation, charged with governance, overseeing the Church’s spiritual health, and guiding its mission for Christ in the world. In order to better do this, the Session communicates frequently with the congregation of HP Pres to report its decisions and activities. You can visit the Elders page ( hppres.org/elders ) to see other updates from the Session and to send messages to our Elders and pastors. ... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 11/29/18

Ways To Pray This Week – Nov. 29

How incredible it is that we have a God we can talk with — and that is what prayer is! At HP Pres, we believe prayer makes a difference in our lives, and in the lives of others. Take a few minutes today to talk with God using the Scripture and prayers below. I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— or kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 11/28/18

What is Advent?

Advent is a season of longing. As a child longs for Christmas morning; as students long for an end to finals; as we long for time with family or friends; as we long for holidays past with loved ones no longer with us; Advent is the season we long for the arrival (advent) of Jesus, the Christ. One of the best stories of longing is set in the land of Narnia where under the rule of the White Witch it is always winter and never Christmas. The animals of Narnia long for a day when Christmas will... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 11/28/18

Ways To Pray This Week – Nov. 22

How incredible it is that we have a God we can talk with — and that is what prayer is! At HP Pres, we believe prayer makes a difference in our lives, and in the lives of others. Take a few minutes today to talk with God using the Scripture and prayers below. Praise the  Lord .   Give thanks to the  Lord , for he is good;      his love endures forever.  Psalme 106.1 With gratitude and praise, pray to the... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 11/16/18

Mill City Teaching Farm

The streets of Mill City in South Dallas run rampant with effects of poverty—a struggling school, lack of affordable housing, drugs, and a food desert. Driving through the heart of the neighborhood, one can’t help but notice illegal activity. This area, just fifteen minutes from our campus, attributes to the thirty percent of the Dallas population that lives in poverty. As a part of our mission, HP Pres is committed to Christ-centered transformation in our city and beyond. We are... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 11/16/18

Ways to Pray This Week – Nov. 15

How incredible it is that we have a God we can talk with — and that is what prayer is! At HP Pres, we believe prayer makes a difference in our lives, and in the lives of others. Take a few minutes today to talk with God using the Scripture and prayers below. Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.   Do not... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 11/15/18

To Every Tribe & Tongue

In 1983, Richard and Brenda Harman felt a pull towards full-time ministry. They had a passion for making the gospel available to every tribe and every tongue, and through Wycliffe Bible Translators, they took a leap of faith. With their two young children, they moved to Indonesia beginning this journey with excitement to be a part of the team committed to making Scripture available to millions of people around the world. Indonesia is a hub of more than 700 languages — the Bible... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 11/14/18

What to Pray for this Week - Nov. 8

How incredible it is that we have a God we can talk with — and that is what prayer is! At HP Pres, we believe prayer makes a difference in our lives, and in the lives of others. Take a few minutes today to talk with God using the Scripture and prayers below. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.   Proverbs 3:5-6 As we lean on the Lord and trust him with... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 11/8/18

I Am Who I Say I Am

“I always had said that I’d never go on the same trip twice, but when I went to Israel, I took it back,” Christina Miller describes. Christina and Tobin Miller first went to Israel about 15 years ago— they were accompanied by their lifelong mentors, Dr. and Mrs. Hannah, that showed them the importance of these incredibly historical places. They explored biblical sights and Miller admits that reading God’s word has been transformative since seeing the settings... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 11/8/18

What to Pray for this Week - Nov. 1

How incredible it is that we have a God we can talk with — and that is what prayer is! At HP Pres, we believe prayer makes a difference in our lives, and in the lives of others. Take a few minutes today to talk with God using the Scripture and prayers below. In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit.  Ephesians 2:22 Following the Scripture and groundbreaking of our Transform Initiative, please pray: We be transformed... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 11/1/18

What to Pray for This Week - Oct. 25

How incredible it is that we have a God we can talk with — and that is what prayer is! At HP Pres, we believe prayer makes a difference in our lives, and in the lives of others. Take a few minutes today to talk with God using the Scripture and prayers below. Then Jesus came to them and said,  “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.  Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 10/25/18

October Session Update

The Session of Highland Park Presbyterian Church is the ruling body of our congregation, charged with governance, overseeing the Church’s spiritual health, and guiding its mission for Christ in the world. In order to better do this, the Session communicates frequently with the congregation of HP Pres to report its decisions and activities. You can visit the Elders page ( hppres.org/elders ) to see other updates from the Session and to send messages to our Elders and pastors. ... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 10/24/18

Bright Green Bows

As guests drive up to HP Pres, three little girls jump up and down eagerly to show visitors where they should go. Their bright green bows bounce on top of their heads, and their most favorite responsibility is placing welcome cards on the windshields of the guests’ cars. They giggle together when they see the looks when families find the special surprise. Kendall, Sheridan, and Lucy started serving when their parents signed up for the Start Here team. What started as a tag-along... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 10/22/18

A Family of Faith

Dr. Qi was successful by the world’s standards— a high-paying job, a wife who just received her PhD from Columbia, and two sons that were thriving in school— what more could he want? While his friends at Highland Park Pres consistently invited him and his family to church a few blocks from his house, he politely declined. There were much better things to do than attend church. Unexpectedly, Dr. Qi’s picturesque life would soon feel as if it were crumbling. While his... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 10/17/18

Jesus Is The Way

Taking time away from the busyness of everyday life, a group from HP Pres traveled to a small village in Spain where pilgrims of the Camino de Santiago rest from their soul-searching journey. The team invites in voyagers to have a hot meal in the midst of the 500-mile long trek. One night a couple of Frenchmen stumbled into the dinner a few minutes late— Valerie and Kent Krause took note of these men, but assumed that they missed the opportunity to have a valuable conversation with... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 10/11/18

Called To Lead

When Buff Amis first heard about the plans for a church plant in Old East Dallas, her attention was immediately grabbed. Buff’s passion for Reconciliation Outreach, an HP Pres ministry partner in East Dallas, matched a central theme of Peak Street Church’s vision, and the fact that she was familiar with the neighborhood only confirmed that God was drawing her to the idea of helping with this church plant. Soon after feeling the pull of the Holy Spirit in her heart, Buff and her... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 10/3/18