“The Harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.”Luke 10:2
Highlands College offers a unique approach to higher education and ministry training. Through the leadership of Pastor Chris Hodges at Church of the Highlands in Birmingham, Alabama, students attending Highlands College are involved in church life during their two year college journey. Because of the living laboratory Highlands College provides, students are becoming the leaders Jesus prayed for in Luke 10:2. Ministry training is focused in three different areas that are the foundation of Highlands College: the head (academics), the heart (student life), and the hands (ministry training).
Each week students engage in academic classes where they are challenged to grow in their knowledge, interpretation, and integration of scripture. Qualified faculty teach our students, presenting a biblical worldview in a classroom setting.
An important aspect of each student’s journey at Highlands College is to develop a personal devotion to God and a commitment to live out the Great Commission. Chapels, small groups, and mission trips are a part of the foundational structure for training at Highlands College.
Hands-on training is what makes Highlands College different. Before graduating, students are equipped with real experience in ministry. Highlands College graduates leave confident in God’s purpose for their life because of the hours spent practicing in an encouraging environment. They are empowered to take ownership in areas of church life from their first day as a student to their last.
Students who receive training at Highlands College will be eligible to apply for an Internship with a partnering church. Students who are accepted and complete their Internship are eligible for Job Placement through our office on campus.