Who We Are &
What We Believe

Everything we do is about helping people find and follow Jesus

Our ultimate goal is not to be a beautiful church, or a big church, or a church that is growing so we can feel good about ourselves. Our mission is to be a Jesus church, where people of every generation are finding the joy, hope and transformation of life in Christ.

Our Vision

The vision for Highland Park Presbyterian Church is defined through six important questions:

1) Why do we exist?

To lead all generations to become transformed followers of Jesus for the flourishing of our city and beyond.

2) How do we do this?

By inviting people into these formation practicies:

  • Worship - Beholding the greatness and grace of Jesus
  • Connect - Connecting in life-changing community
  • Serve - Serving our church, the city, and the entire world

3) What does transformation look like?

When followers of Jesus from every generation love God with (Mark 12:30):

  • Heart and Soul - spiritual formation
  • Mind - Theological formation
  • Strength - Missional formation

4) What do we stand for?

  • Centered in Jesus
  • Rooted in Scripture
  • Shaped by community
  • Sent as servant leaders

5) Where is God leading us next?

To multiply transformative churches and leaders, especially among the next generation, by:

  • Planting a family of neighborgood churches
  • Preparing the younger generation to lead in God's kingdom
  • Launching a center for leader formation
  • Transforming our space to match our vision

Vision 100

6) What Goals will help us measure transformation?

Vision 100 - by our 100th anniversary, in 2026, these milestones will be reached

  • 100% of our covenant partners growing as followers of Jesus
  • 10 new church plants
  • 100 leaders raised from the next-generation for Christ-centered ministry
  • 10,000 new followers of Jesus here, near, and far
  • 1,000,000 hours of prayer

Our Tribe

Our Tribe

We are affiliated with the Presbyterian denomination called ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians and we are part of the ECO Presbytery of Texas.The mission of ECO is to build flourishing churches that make disciples of Jesus Christ.

Our Beliefs

  • God – The one true living God is a God of love; God is sovereign, the Creator and Ruler of all
  • Scripture – Scripture is the Word of God, the first and final authority for faith and life
  • The Trinity – God is three-in-one: God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit
  • The Fall – Because of human sin, all creation has fallen from its original state of perfection; as a result, human beings are subject to death, the consequences of rebellion, and the holy judgment of God
  • Jesus Christ – Jesus Christ is Lord, fully God and fully human, and the only way to eternal life
  • The Cross – Jesus Christ, the innocent Son of God, died in the place of fallen, rebellious humanity to satisfy the holy judgment of God and was raised bodily from the dead in the power of the Spirit
  • Reconciliation with God – By grace through faith in Christ alone, which comes as an unmerited gift from God, a person is reconciled with God, guided and comforted by the Holy Spirit, and assured of eternal life
  • The Return of Christ – When Jesus returns to earth, He will consummate His Kingdom and establish the new creation
  • ECO Essential Tenets - Our beliefs are grounded in the Essential Tenets of ECO

Questions About Us?