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Jesus Christ lived a life of mission. During His short time on Earth, His task was nothing less than to establish that the kingdom of God had arrived, and that the restoration of all things was beginning. And he modeled for us that the starting point of the kingdom of God is a place of service—an outward expression of His love that extends to the broken, the needy, the blind, the oppressed, and the imprisoned. It extends into communities, lives, homes, and families as Christ-followers serve as salt and light in a lost and dying world. In an effort to be faithful to that mission, we are partnering with many groups and organizations that seek to change the world in the name of Jesus Christ. The Highway Community expresses its mission in a four different dimensions:
Missional Community Groups are regular gathering points for people within Highway that have come together around a common inward and outward journey. Groups commit to practicing spiritual disciplines and outward expressions of faith intended to bring healing to the pain in the world we find around us.
The Santa Clara / San Jose Mission Group meets weekly on Tuesdays to be a community of people committed / interested in serving the Santa Clara / N. San Jose community. This is a relatively new group that is discerning involvement and forming as a community.
The EPA Mission Community Group gathers weekly on Thursdays in East Palo Alto to encourage each other as a community committed to serving East Palo Alto through partnerships with Ableworks, Bayshore Christian Ministries, New Creation Home, East Palo Alto Charter School, Ravenswood Youth Athletic Association, and other local non profits.
The Sunnyvale / Mt. View Missional Community Group meets weekly at the Gateway Neighborhood Center in Sunnyvale to build authentic relationships with under-resourced youth & families through mentoring, tutoring, and sports. They also gather on Tuesday nights to pray, discuss scripture, and encourage each other as a community.
Homeless to Wholeness is a mission community committed to the holistic development of people currently experiencing homelessness through long-term relationships of support and encouragement through weekly meetings, dinners, and various partnerships with local homeless shelters in East Palo Alto and San Jose. Click for more info!
Where we as a community have partnered with some of the amazing ministries and organizations embedded in various local communities on mission.
Bayshore Christian Ministries is dedicated to serving youth of East Palo Alto through afterschool tutoring programs, Bible studies, and the development of young leaders, BCM teaches EPA students that they are valued, capable, and beloved children of God who can enact real change in their communities. Click for more info!
New Creation Home is a comprehensive ministry serving young mothers, aged 13-22. New Creation Home offers not only a place to live for young mothers struggling to make ends meet in Silicon Valley, but also runs weekly parenting classes and Bible studies. Through their educational, vocational, and spiritual support services, New Creation Home helps equip mothers to care for their children, and gives them the tools to become flourishing families. Click for more info!
Ravenswood Youth Athletic Association is a Christian non profit which runs various sports leagues in East Palo Alto in order to build leadership, character, families, and faith in the youth of East Palo Alto and the Belle Haven community through positive sports programs at all levels of play. Click for more info!
Reach Potential is a conglomeration of people discovering where their gifts and talents intersect with distinct needs in places like Castro Elementary School in Mountain View, and San Miguel Elementary in Sunnyvale. Through their early literacy training, adopt-a-classroom program, and parent education programs, Reach Potential is helping people in underprivileged areas reach their God-given potential. Click for more info!
Where we as a community have partnered with some of the amazing people and organizations embedded in various communities globally
Footsteps Missions is a non-denominational organization whose ultimate goal is to train, equip, and educate fellow Christians who have a heart to serve Christ as short-term missionaries.
Highway currently supports The Garden of Love and Hope, Footstep's orphanage in Santa Barbara, Honduras by sponsoring children and sending short term teams to serve and learn from the poor in Honduras. Click for more info!
Beyond Partnership unites short term mission teams from first world churches together with poor third world churches in Central America & Southeast Asia. When the teams arrive, they serve under the national leaders. In other words, National leaders provide the vision for ministry, teams provide the resources, and we all serve their vision together in a way that is truly Beyond Partnership. Click for more info!
Where we as a community make efforts to impact and create in the culture around us.
Where we as a community assist and support people following God's call to mission for each and every individual.