Our Adult Groups Ministry seeks to equip members of Highland to be on mission for the good of the church, their neighbors and the world in accordance with Ephesians 4:11-12, “And He gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ…

The role of the local church is to equip believers to be ministers of the gospel in word and deed. At Highland, we do this primarily through preaching, teaching and living out God’s Word through corporate worship, Adult Bible Fellowships, and Connection Groups.

If you would like to connect to a group, contact Peggy Lively and we will help you do so!

Adult Groups

Beginning June 6, all adults are invited to join us for a time of teaching and discussion each Sunday morning at 10am in the Chapel. Join us as we study the books of 1st and 2nd Thessalonians. Re:GROUP will meet from June 6-July 25. The teaching schedule is as follows:

June 6 (1 Thessalonians 1) Macy Kochman

June 13 (1 Thessalonians 2) Mike Lively

June 20 (1 Thessalonians 3)  Ben Calkins

June 27 (1 Thessalonians 4) Daniel Bucknam

July 4 (1 Thessalonians 5)  Peggy Lively

July 11 (2 Thessalonians 1)  Mary Claire Brock

July 18 (2 Thessalonians 2)  Reuven Ross

July 25 (2 Thessalonians 3)  Nolan Rapp

To watch the Re:GROUP teaching times live or view previous messages click here. 

Connection Groups (CGs) meet in homes throughout the Waco area on various nights of the week. These small groups emphasize the application of God's Word by providing an environment of community, prayer, mutual accountability, and encouragement. During the Summer months some CGs take a break. For more info and help connecting to a group email Peggy Lively.

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Our Inductive Bible Studies are dedicated to the in-depth study of God's Word in the context of relationship. Highland Inductive Studies are offered each Fall and Spring semester on Wednesday nights. We gather based on gender in the Chapel for our women or the Fellowship Hall for our men at round tables to build community and a large group teaching time.

This Fall, we will be studying part 1 of Acts together starting on Wednesday, Sept. 1. You can register for the Fall Women's Inductive Study or the Men's Inductive Study below. 

WOMEN'S STUDY                    MEN'S STUDY

ABF Classes

ABF classes will be taking a break for the summer months and starting back up on August 22nd. In the meantime, join us for Re:GROUP on Sunday mornings at 10:00 in the chapel as we study 1 and 2 Thessalonians. 

Young Adults

Highland's Young Adult Ministry exists to equip, encourage, and provide opportunities for young adults in Waco to engage in authentic relationships and serve as part of the body of Christ.

Connection Groups

We have several Connection Groups serving Highland's young adults. From men's and women's groups to young professionals groups, there is something for everyone.

Young Adult CGs

Last Tuesday Worship

On Tuesday, May 25, the Young Adults of Highland and Waco will gather together in the Chapel at Highland for a time of worship and prayer starting at 7pm. If you would like more info, contact Zach Elkins.


The Young Adults are going to Arlington on Friday, June 25 to watch the Texas Rangers play while enjoying the ALL YOU CAN EAT Porch! We'll leave from Highland at 3:30pm. If you're available to drive, please let us know! If you need a ride, we'll get you there. We're asking for $10 to save your spot but your ticket is covered. Limited spots are available so sign up soon!


The young adults gather for different events for fellowship throughout the year.  Join our GroupMe to find out when we have our organized and unplanned hangouts!


Growcast is a podcast created for Highland, from Highland. Its purpose is to equip the members of our church for ministry as they seek to build up the body of Christ for the glory of God. Episodes will cover topics from growing in sound doctrine to offering Biblical guidance to those in need. Episodes premiere each Monday. Subscribe on Apple podcasts or Spotify

The Groups YouTube Channel is intended to keep you up-to-date on what is happening at Highland and in the Groups ministry. You'll receive encouragement and updates on what God is doing in and through Highland, both corporately and through specific groups. View the videos and subscribe to our channel.


Highland Bible Studies are written with the people of Highland in mind and are used in our midweek Bible studies for men and women. These workbooks use the inductive study method to equip men and women with the tools to know God accurately and intimately through His Word. Current Highland Inductive studies available include:

Workbooks on the book of Exodus, the gospel of Mark, the book of Hosea and the book of Ephesians are now available! To purchase a workbook or to receive a free downloadable PDF, contact Peggy Lively

Highland's Leader Resource Library is available to any group leader in our church. This library includes books and other resources intended to equip leaders to better minister to the people in their groups. Topics include general counseling, marriage, parenting, women-specific issues, and men-specific issues. To access the library or ask questions about available resources, contact Peggy Lively.  For additional suggestions for discipling others you can review our recommendations for Discipleship Resources.

RightNow Media features over 20,000+ videos for all ages. We are giving everyone in our church family access to this FREE resource. We as a church want to empower, equip you, and resource you as you seek to follow Jesus together, loving seeking, and serving others. You can log in or create your account.

Countdown to marriage

Beginning September 19th, Legacy Family Ministries will be hosting their Countdown to Marriage class at Highland's campus on Sunday mornings at 8:40. A small group of engaged couples will interact and discuss Biblical and practical teachings concerning marriage. Each person receives their own workbook. This is a six week class that concludes with a weekend retreat November 5-7, 2021 in Glen Rose, Texas.

COST: $150 per person, space is limited

You can find out more information and register here.


Groups Pastor

Women’s Minister

Groups Coordinator

Go Pastor & Grow Pastor Admin Assistant