Session Update – Sept–Oct

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 ( to see other updates from the Session and to send messages to our elders and pastors. 

HP Pres Family, On Monday, September 28, and Monday, October 26, our Session met after a day of fasting to discuss and pray for our family of churches. Thank you to the many members of our congregations who join us for a day of prayer and fasting. You’re invited to join us monthly in this spiritual practice, and you can learn more about how to participate at  Below are some of the highlights from the meetings that you should be aware of and praying for during this next month. If you have questions or feedback about any of these topics, you can contact the Session at  

September 28, 2020

  • Discernment – The elders identified forward-looking vision opportunities and selected the top 3 for focus:
    • Visionary strategies to reach millennials and Gen Z
    • Church-wide strategy to bless the underserved in Dallas
    • Pursuing racial justice as a congregation
  • Family of Churches – Peak Street church added a 5:00 pm service on Sunday evenings.
  • Governance Coordinating Committee – Committee appointments were made.
  • Campus Vision – The Campus Vision team presented a recommendation to raze the home at 3908 McFarlin and a motion was passed to proceed with the demolition.

October 26, 2020

  • Discernment – Various options for the worship schedule in 2021, upon the opening of our new facilities, were presented and discussed.
  • Governance Coordinating Committee – The task force that was developed to study the residential properties owned by HP Pres presented a general overview of the properties.
  • Operations Committee – The Operations Committee shared the new financial statements formats now that management is using updated accounting software (Sage Intacct).

Seeking to Glorify Him, 

The Session at HP Pres

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