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 Peggy Lively and we will help you do so!

Adult Groups

Adult Bible Fellowships (ABFs) are Bible study classes that meet on Sunday mornings. They will meet weekly this Spring through May 16th. 

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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. You can register for the Fall Women's Inductive Study here and register for the Fall Men's Inductive Study here.

Precept Inductive Bible study | Monday 9-11:30am | Begins January 11, 2021 | Contact  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. 

Men's Soul Care:  A group of men who will meet in the Maple Annex and will tackle the teachings of Jesus in Matthew 5 and 6. Registration is currently closed. It will open again in the Fall for the beginning of a new class.

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, March 30, 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.


The young adults will gather for different events for fellowship throughout the year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, events are limited but you can  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, 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 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.

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

Legacy Family Ministries will be hosting their Countdown to Marriage class on Highland's campus every Sunday morning at 8:40am ending with a retreat in Salado, TX. Cost is $150 per person. Registration for the Spring class is currently full. Check back this summer to register for a new class starting in the Fall.


Groups Pastor

Women’s Minister

Groups Coordinator

Go Pastor & Grow Pastor Admin Assistant