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.

Adult Groups In-Person Meetings during COVID-19 

Here are a few things that you will need to know about all Adult Group meetings on campus:

1. Chairs in classrooms on Highland's campus will be spaced out 2-3 feet apart, individually and in pairs.

2. At the entry of each classroom, we will provide hand sanitizer as well as disposable masks.

3. Leaders will also be provided with disinfectant to wipe down their classroom after their meetings has ended and all members have left that room.

Are you worshiping with us from home on Sunday mornings? You can still connect with a small group.

If you are choosing to worship with Highland from home on Sunday mornings, there is still the opportunity to connect to a small group. If you would like to connect to a group remotely, contact Emily Kelly and we will help you do so!

Adult Groups

Adult Bible Fellowships (ABFs) meet on Sunday mornings in the fall and spring semesters during each of the Gathering hours. ABFs are dedicated to the in-depth study of God's Word and to the fellowship that comes from studying and applying it together. There are many ABFs to choose from and these groups always welcome visitors and new members! In-person ABF meetings begin on Sunday, August 23, with various COVID-19 protocols in place. 

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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. 

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Midweek 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, with registration opening in August or January. Our spring 2021 studies on Ephesians will begin on January, 28, 2021. 

Chosen Men's Highland Inductive Study | Unwavering: Ephesians | Thursdays | 6:30pm | Contact for more information.

WORTH Women's Highland Inductive Study | Unwavering: Ephesians  | Thursdays | 6:30pm | Click here for more information.

Each Fall and Spring semester, Highland offers various Equipping Classes intended to equip members with tools to grow in specific areas of their walks with Christ. For more information on these groups, contact Jeremy Daniel or click the button below.

Divorce Care: Wednesday evenings | Virtual Meetings | This is a caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences, looking to God for His grace and hope and leaning on prayer and scriptures for guidance and comfort.

Estudia de la Biblia: Wednesdays, 6:45-8pm | Ed. Building 116 | ​Ven y ser alentados en la Palabra de Dios y construir amistades y conexiones. Esta clase es para los que hablan español como su idioma principal. 

Foster Adoption Ministry (FAM): Wednesday evenings | Virtual Meetings | The Foster Adopt Ministry (FAM) is a group of people who are impacted by, or interested in, foster care or adoption. 

Grace Group: Wednesdays, 6:45-8pm | The Chapel: C-1 | Grace Group provides support for those dealing with stress, anxiety, depression and other mental health challenges. Participants can purchase a Living Grace Workbook at

Stepping Up Men's Group: Beginning Sept 10, at 6:30pm, a group of men will meet in Room 318 of the Education Building to dive deep into the topic of Biblical manhood. Find more information and register HERE.

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, Jan. 26, 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. For those who would like to join us virtually can watch our livestream on our YouTube Channel! If you would like more info, contact Zach Elkins.


"It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas" Party

The young adults of Highland will have the annual Christmas party on Friday, Dec. 4 at 6:30pm. Join us for a food truck meal, hot cocoa, s'mores, and ornament decorating. Be sure to create your ugly Christmas mask beforehand for a chance to win our Ugly Christmas Mask Contest! The Schroeder family will be hosting us at 771 S Crooked Creek Rd Lorena, TX 76655. We encourage carpooling and if you need a ride, send out a message on the GroupMe!

Highland's Young Adult Ministry has monthly fellowship nights intended to establish and deepen community. For more information on the Young Adult Fellowship Nights contact Zach Elkins

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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, Chosen Men and WORTH 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. Highland's "No Longer Slaves" workbooks on Exodus and on the gospel of Mark are now available! To purchase a workbook or to receive a free downloadable PDF, contact Emily Kelly

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 Emily Kelly.

Groups UPComing Events

Leader Round Table

On Sunday, December 13th, all Adult Bible Fellowship and Connection Group Leaders will meet in the Fellowship Hall for training and encouragement.


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