When Jesus ascended into heaven, He charged his disciples with what is known as the Great Commission: “Go ye therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.”  Matthew 28: 19-20

Most, if not all, Christian congregations base their mission statement on the Great Commission.  We at HHLC do too and declare our first duty is to teach God’s truth from His holy word spoken to us first hand through the scriptures of the holy bible. Our church mission statement is as follows:

"Teach God's Truth through the Bible, Nurture to grow, Serve to encourage all."

Heavenly Host Lutheran Church outreach initiatives consist of those events and activities that are designed to invite members of the community onto our campus so that they may become better acquainted with our church and school families. Examples include but are not limited to our annual Oktoberfest observance, Easter egg hunt for children, Financial Peace University training, Boy Scout activities, Vacation Bible School, Blood Assurance blood drives, and other such events offered to everyone in and around our community.

These events depend on the various talents and skills of selected members to make them a success. We are always interested in persons who would want to join us in accomplishing such outreach actions. In addition to these, HHLC also becomes selectively involved in events not held on our campus, but for which we share a common goal of Christian service to our neighbors. Examples of these activities include the annual Cooking of the Square that benefits Habitat for Humanity, and the anniversary fund raiser banquet benefiting the Cookeville Crisis Pregnancy Clinic.

Key outreach events are posted on our website calendar. Additional information is published each week in our Sunday church bulletin. Contact Tom Baxter, Director of Outreach with any further questions.