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

*Some Connection Groups still meet in the Summer but due to COVID-19 no groups are meeting on campus.

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! 

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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. These studies are offered each fall and spring semester, with registration opening in August or January. For more information about joining one of these Bible studies contact Emily Kelly.

Precept | Mondays | 9am | led by Julie Zakhary

Chosen Men's Bible Study | Wednesdays | 6:45p

WORTH Women's Bible Study | Thursdays | 6:30p

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.

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

On the last Tuesday of every month, the Young Adults gather at 7pm for worship and prayer in the Youth Room at Highland. Join us and bring a friend! Contact Zach Elkins for more information.

Our next Last Tuesday night will be on June 30th at 7pm in the Gold Parking Lot of Highland for a drive-in worship night. We will pray and praise the Lord together while adhering to physical distancing guidelines.

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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

Groups UPComing Events

Leader Conference

On Saturday, August 15, Connection Group and Adult Bible Fellowship leaders will meet in the Fellowship Hall for the Highland Leader Conference. This year the Leader Conference theme is "Regroup" as leaders gather for training, encouragement and vision-casting. ABF leaders will meet from 10am-12pm and CG leaders will meet from 1pm-3pm, with lunch served for both groups of leaders from 12-1pm. Childcare will be provided as well. 


ABF Leader Meet-and-Greet

Adult Bible Fellowships are classes that meet during each of the Gathering hours each Fall and Spring semester. ABFs are focused on developing an in-depth and accurate understanding of God's Word, in the context of relationships. Join us on Sunday, August 16, for the ABF Leader Meet-and-Greet. Adult Bible Fellowship leaders will be in the Fellowship Hall after each of the Gatherings with information about their classes. A light breakfast will also be served! If you are looking to connect to a smaller group at Highland, this is a great opportunity to do so. 

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New Leader Training

On Sunday, August 23, new leaders will meet in the Fellowship Hall from 12:30-2:00pm for training and encouragement as we start new groups. 


Connection Group Launch

Are you hoping to join a Connection Group? CGs at Highland are small groups that meet in homes throughout the Waco area for fellowship, prayer and accountability. On Sunday, September 13, CG leaders will be spread out throughout the Life Center lobby with information about their groups. If you are looking for a CG, this is an opportunity to hear about open CGs and to sign up to receive information on group meetings. If you have any questions, please contact Emily Kelly.

Worship and the Word

Join the women and men of Highland on Thursday, September 3, for a night of worship and Biblical teaching as we kick-off our Midweek Women's & Men's Bible Studies on the book of Hosea. Worship and the Word will meet in the Chapel from 6:30-8:30pm. Childcare will be offered. If you have any questions, please contact Emily Kelly.


Groupcast 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 here.

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 a member of the Groups Team. 

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 a member of the Groups Team.