The Care Ministries at The Heights provide a place for those who are hurting to experience spiritual healing. Life sometimes brings tragedies that can break our spiritual legs, making is near impossible to walk with God on our own. These groups provide the godly support needed to heal and get back into the race Christ has called us to run (Heb 12:1-3). To join a group is to experience a biblically-based study in a judgement-free environment with people who can relate to what you are experiencing. No matter what difficulty you are walking through, there is a place for you. It’s okay to be where you are, but our desire is not for you to stay there. Through the power of the Spirit and loving support from fellow believers, healing is possible. View the specifics of each group below.
Care Services provide help to individuals or couples. They can be started at any time by request and are not focused around a group. If you would like to receive a care service or volunteer to participate in serving others, see the tabs below.
The Heights has a ministry which deals with hurts, habits and hang-ups that stand in the way of your relationship to God. This ministry is for those dealing with life issues along with family members who support them. Celebrate Recovery Worship and Open Groups meet on Tuesday nights at 6:30p in The Brick. Park in the south parking lot. Wheelchair access is available in the North Peristyle entrance.
Meets Tuesday Nights – Student Ministry area downstairs in The Brick
6:30 Worship/Lesson or Testimony
7:30 Men’s and Women’s Open Share Groups*
8:30 Fellowship and Dessert
*Men’s Open Share Groups include: Life Issues, Addictions
*Women’s Open Share Groups Include: Life Issues/Co-dependency, Survivors of Abuse.
Childcare is available from September through May for preschoolers (no cost, reservation necessary) and K-6th grade ($2 fee). During the summer months, we will have a voucher program that will cover expenses to hire a babysitter, if needed. Please contact DeAnna or ask at the info table on Tuesday nights if you want to participate.
Please view this video that illustrates the compelling story of what God is doing through Celebrate Recovery: Celebrate Recovery – The Backpack
Celebrate Recovery T.E.A.M.
DeAnna Brown, Ministry Leader & Women’s Cares Coordinator
Khara Smoot, Training Coach
Becky Bergthold, Encourager Coach
Mick Smith, Men’s Ministry Lead
Aaron Bohannon, Assimilation Coach
Re|engage is a marriage enrichment program. Marriages in any condition can benefit, whether you are struggling to get along, your marriage is broken, or you simply want to grow closer together as a couple. It examines God’s design for marriage and applies principles from the Bible to guide a husband and wife towards growth in their relationship with each other. It is a 13-week study, starting at the beginning of both the Fall and Spring semesters.
Facilitators – Galen and Angie Herrington
Launch Date – August 29, 2018 – 6:30pm – Room 209
At this time, we have filled all our available spaces for this Fall Semester. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list and be pre-registered for our Spring Semester, email Judy Elkins and let her know. If you would like to still participate this Fall in Re|Engage at another church, visit www.marriagehelp.org, click on “Church Locator” on the menu at the top of the page, and be directed to a church near you who is also offering this ministry.
If you have any other questions, please mail Mark Matthews
Shiloh is our ministry to women and couples who are experiencing infertility and/or miscarriage. Our desire is to connect women with others who understand and help them be encouraged by God’s heart, His Word, and by others who have found hope. We also desire to help couples gain insight into the husband/wife differences, and find wisdom to navigate the emotions, questions and decisions. It is usually a 9-week study.
Got Questions? – Email Mark Matthews
DivorceCare is a biblically-based support group that provides help and healing for the hurt of separation and divorce. You will find a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You will hear valuable information about ways to heal and move forward through the power of the Holy Spirit. It is a 13-week study, starting at the beginning of both the Fall and Spring semesters.
Facilitators – Mark Wilshire, Dave Lyons
Next Group Starts August 14, 2018
Got Questions? – Email Mark Matthews
GriefShare is a biblically-based support group providing help and healing for those dealing with loss and the grief that ensues. This includes but is not exclusive to loss of health, abortion, murder, and death. The grief cycle is exhausting and overwhelming. Don’t wade through it alone. Find the caring support you need to restore your capacity to hope again. Many have already experienced hope and healing. Our desire is for you to experience this too. GriefShare is a 13-week study, starting at the beginning of both the Fall and Spring semesters.
Facilitators – Cyndi Crawford, Jackie Williams, Steve Goodner, Chad Manning
Lauch Date – August 21, 2018
Got Questions? – Email Mark Matthews
Sync: Pre-Marital Ministry
Sync, The Heights’ pre-marital ministry, is a mentorship designed to prepare seriously dating and engaged couples for a lifetime of marriage. Each nearlywed couple will meet with a marriage mentor couple to explore the foundations of a Christ-exalting marriage. We ask that each couple meet with their marriage mentor couples for a minimum of eight hours* before their wedding. The cost of the seminar is $75 per couple.
Register for SYNC
- Click here to register.
- We will assign you a marriage mentor couple & a PREPARE-Enrich assessment access code. Look for them to contact you within 48 hours of registering.
- Questions? Need more information? Contact Ben Purvis at firstname.lastname@example.org or 972-238-7243.
*Sync at The Heights is a part of the Twogether in Texas program. This program, when completed successfully, gives you a $60 discount on the Texas marriage license fee.
Upper Room / Prayer Ministry
Make a Difference. Pray Intentionally.
Our goal is to have someone praying every hour of the day, every day of the week.
When you volunteer to become an active part of the Upper Room Prayer Ministry, you will be given a reserved time each week that is convenient to your schedule. You may come into the Prayer Room to pray, or you may pray at home.
In the Prayer Room, you will find two folders:
- The first folder contains individual prayer requests that people have called in. It also contains sections for Military requests, Job Seeker requests, and Missionaries to pray for. Each request has a spot to initial when you have prayed for that request.
- The second folder contains the church hospital report, Sunday Bulletin prayer request, and the Wednesday Prayer and Praise Newsletter.
To reserve a Prayer Room time, please call Shelly at 972-238-7243 (ext. 215).
Prayer Grams are available for our Prayer Warriors to mail to individuals for whom we have prayer requests. You may also write your own personal prayer message of hope and encouragement, and of God’s love and promises.
Prayer requests may be made by calling 972-671-PRAY. Please leave your name, telephone number, and address for receipt of Prayer Grams. Prayer Warriors are responsible for checking these messages, entering the requests on a Prayer Request form, and placing it in the folder.
You may also submit a prayer request by e-mailing email@example.com. Submitted requests are prayed for daily up to 30 days. Updates are required to extend this period.
The ACTS Method of Prayer
- ADORATION: Recognize who God is.
- CONFESSION: Recognize who you are.
- THANKSGIVING: Recognize what God has done.
- SUPPLICATION: Pray for others. Be specific for who and what you pray.
Our Inspiration for the Upper Room Prayer Ministry
I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, who shall never hold their peace day nor night; Ye that make mention of the Lord, keep not silence, and give Him no rest, till He establish and till He make Jerusalem a praise in the earth. Isaiah 62:6-7
The Homebound Ministry at The Heights enables members who are unable to attend church on a regular basis, to stay connected to the church.
Our Homebound Visitors make regular visits, phone calls and send cards to our Homebound members. They keep them informed of things that are happening at The Heights, provide them with the materials that are being utilized at church, pray with them and for them, and are a friend to them. They also keep the church informed of the condition of their Homebound person.
If you are interested in becoming a Homebound Visitor, or know a Homebound member who should be added to our ministry, please contact Robbie Sutton at 972‐238‐7243 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Homebound Visitors ‐ Please click here to report your most recent visit Here.