What is Higher Ground?

Higher Ground is a ministry of Southland Baptist Church aimed to serve and help single young adults/professionals.

Our vision is to primarily encourage, help and strengthen our Young Adults grow in their love and walk with Christ & develop faithful men and women who will lead & support the work of the Lord in the Ministry.

Psalm 145:4 KJV [4] One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts.

Hebrews 10:23-24 KJV [23] Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) [24] And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:

Welcome to Higher Ground


Higher ground is led by Robert and Vrenelli Artieda.

Their passion is to serve and to help direct young people through the difficult decisions that need to be made during this life stage.

We're introducing some changes to Higher Ground this year, so be sure to look through the website and see how you can help and/or be involved in this ministry.

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What does HG do?

  • Weekly Sunday school 9:00am.  Here, we learn about age specific topics and encourage interactive sessions.  Please note due to the Covid pandemic, Sunday school is cancelled for now.
  • Purposeful networking/Relationship building
  • Discipling through the church curriculum and informal counselling
  • Hosting conferences such as TNS
  • Improving our online presence to keep you informed and encouraged
  • Fun activities eg sports, dinners and downtime.
  • Facilitate serving opportunities like helping the sick and needy