HCC on Mission
Heights Community Church is committed to being on mission in direct response to Jesus Christ’s calling. We participate in missions and service in a variety of ways and provide opportunities for those in our church to engage. Listed below are some of our mission opportunities.
Family Promise of the Roanoke Valley
HCC has been a support congregation for the Family Promise of the Roanoke Valley ministry since 2013. This ministry serves families who are homeless by providing them temporary housing, counseling, and support. Through FPRV, we have been privileged to share this responsibility with a host congregation, Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church.
Language Mission Churches
HCC has been an incubator for language mission churches. Over a decade ago, we hosted our first Spanish-speaking congregation and then five years ago hosted a Haitian congregation in our church. Today, we now have the blessing of hosting another Spanish-speaking congregation. Providing our church as a place for mission churches to grow and develop is a blessing for us.
HCC sponsors the Christian Soldiers Food Bank located in southeast Roanoke. Through the leadership of our former youth minister, Rev. Rick Pinkerman, we continue to partner with Rick with volunteers and accounting support.
Through our operating budget and special offerings, we provide financial support to the ministries of our denominational partners, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and the Baptist General Association of Virginia. We also support two local ministries, Straight Street and Acts 2. These are ministries engaged in serving at-risk youth in the Roanoke Valley.
Monthly Mission Action
Every month at HCC, we have a monthly mission action emphasis that supports a variety of ministries, both local and national. These are announced on a monthly basis as opportunities for HCC participants to become engaged in volunteerism and ministry support.
Over the years, HCC participants have gone on mission trips in Virginia and globally. These mission immersion experiences become formative moments in the Christian journeys of those who go, whether youth or senior adults! Mission trips are planned annually and vary from year to year.