See how very much our Father loves us, for He calls us his children, and that is what we are! 1 John 3:1
There’s a kid inside each of us, and there’s a great big God who loves us more than the whole wide world.
Whether you’re a parent looking for a safe, biblically sound, positive church experience for your child, or a kid looking for a place where you know you’ll be loved, and get to do things that help you learn more about God and share His love .....Highland Nazarene may be just that place!
Highland Church of the Nazarene believes our kids need to:
Know Jesus loves them! Grow in faith! Learn to share God’s love!
Children's Sunday School 9:45 - 10:45 AM. Classes for all ages!
Sunday School believes the lives of children are impacted most effectively by a holistic approach.
A holistic approach impacts lives mentally, physically, spiritually and socially.
Mentally through education to children’s minds.
Physically through compassion to have children’s basic needs met.
Spiritually through evangelism to reach children for Christ.
Socially through discipleship to strengthen children’s faith.
Children’s Bells 10:45 -11:15 AM.
Kids from 3 years to ?? years play the colored handbells regularly in our Sunday Services and in our special programs!
Every week during the 11:00 AM. service, we have our own worship time. Kids get a chance to share prayer requests, sing songs, get into God’s word, and fellowship!
Children's Church: 3 years to 5th. grade
Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School is a popular high energy summer activity! We generally run Vacation Bible School for a week, and each year has its own theme (soccer, medieval castles, water parks, the Old West, etc.) that children can explore. A week of VBS usually includes games, snacks, crafts, skits, music and Bible lessons. There is always a connection between God and the theme, allowing kids to discover God in a creative way. VBS at Highland Nazarene is scheduled for the end of June.
Water’s Edge Camp and Conference Center, Howell, Michigan, is the camp and retreat ministry of the Eastern Michigan District Church of the Nazarene. It was founded in 1956 as a gathering place for families to camp, retreat and experience a time of fellowship and spiritual renewal. The ministry has continued to grow from those early days.
Born out of revival, the roots of our camp reach deep to the spiritual pioneers who believed getting away from the harried pressures of life would produce an environment where the Holy Spirit of God could work in a very personal and unique way. Since the first days when the camp was a hayfield on the side of a dirt road and services were held under a tent, every generation has born witness to souls saved, the weak made strong, divine calling and broken lives made whole. While the old tent and the hayfields are gone, songs of joy and a celebration of hope can still be heard rising up in the woods and echoeing across the lakes as a new generation passes throuh Water's Edge Camp.
COMPASSION. . . .
AS A LIFE LIFESTYLE
NAZARENE COMPASSIONATE MINISTRIES
Nazarene Compassionate Ministries (NCM) walks alongside local churches in their efforts to meet the needs of children, families, and communities. Through your partnership, local congregations are changing the world.
We believe that compassion arises out of the good news of Christ, and at Highland Church it is something that God awakens and works in our daily lifestyle as we respond to the love and grace we have received in our Lord and as we respond to the need of our neighbors.
Local churches are the primary avenue for Nazarenes to reach out to those in their communities. Nazarene Compassionate Ministries seeks to support churches in starting and maintaining ministry to the under-served and marginalized. We believe every church, no matter size or budget, can find ways to meet needs in their community with compassion, creative, and the firm foundation and life-changing power of the Gospel message.
We believe that every follower of Jesus is called to be compassion to their community. Since the earliest days of the church, Christians have been involved in ministry towards the marginalized all over the world. The Church of the Nazarene specifically has affirmed the need for the church to embrace those who have been ignored by society. This charge is not just institutional; it is a personal call on the life of every Christian.