At Highlands College, we believe that the traditional bible college definition needs to be profoundly refreshed to better prepare leaders for the challenges, and more importantly, the opportunities of an increasingly complex and rapidly changing world.
The local church is desperate for leaders who are ready to make a difference through ministry. Consider this: About 4,000 churches close their doors every year in America. We need a new way of doing church. We need a new way of preparing leaders who go into the harvest field with practical, hands-on ministry training we offer.
We intend to lead the way in reimagining biblical higher education. Our goal is to provide training to the best and brightest who feel a calling to the ministry so they may realize their full eternal potential.
Highlands College is a biblical higher education institution that exists to supply the Church with leaders of competence, character, and spiritual maturity holistically trained to lead lives of eternal impact by fulfilling the Great Commission.
Highlands College’s mission describes our primary purpose. Our mission statement begins with our declaration that we are a bible college, which means that we prepare students for ministry based on the Bible and biblical principles of growth and leadership. Our specific focus is on leadership, which is needed to efficiently and effectively scale the Church’s efforts to spread the Gospel.
Leadership necessitates a focus on the whole person, which requires holistic training. Accordingly, our training not only stresses academic instruction and ministry training, but also character formation and spiritual development, to produce ministry leaders of competence, character, and spiritual maturity.
We believe rewriting the bible college definition will result in graduates who are thoroughly educated, equipped, and empowered with indispensable relational, technical, and leadership skills needed to lead in today’s church environment.