The long-term strategy of Highland Park to personally and directly engage in the spread of the gospel to people of other nations by the formation and cultivation of partnerships with like-minded international missionaries and local ministry leaders. Originally this strategy was introduced in 2014 and through it we formed partnerships Rick and Jill Thompson in Brazil and Ovi Cornea in Malawi. We are now in Phase 3 with both of these partnerships. However, this strategy was designed to be repeated as we continue to identify more partners in the future. The GME will unfold in three phases:
Phase 1 – Identification – Diligent prayer and careful research to identify a specific area of the world and specific missionary partners for our direct engagement. Highland Park is currently engaged in Phase 1. Please join us in praying for the Lord’s help to know where our efforts and resources can be most effectively put to use for the work of the kingdom of Christ.
Phase 2 – Communication and Support – Establish communication between the missionaries/ministry leaders and our church and learn specific ways that we can support them through focused prayer and financial assistance.
Phase 3 – Hands-on Engagement – Short-term mission trips in which members of Highland Park travel to the region of our GME partnership to do the work of making disciples.