The goal of Highland Student Ministry is to bring High School and Middle School students together for worship and fellowship, develop as disciples, and take the gospel to the world. We challenge students to own their faith, follow Christ more personally, and embrace the Word of God. Highland as a whole sums up these values in three words: Gather, Grow, Go.

Get Involved

Student Connection is Back!

  • 8:40 AM Student Connection Zoom for high risk/concerned families, email us for the link! 

  • 10 AM regular Student Connection

  • Students meet together on Sundays for Bible study and prayer. These groups are led by adult volunteers/staff and split up by grades 7th-12th. Middle School students are working through gospel threads in the Old Testament. High School students will be studying Hosea in the Fall and will be in Ephesians next Spring!

  • One Another Guidelines: Masks are required to enter class. We will be taking temperatures. Any student or leader who's temperature exceeds 99.9 will not be allowed to attend class. We ask that all students and leaders keep their masks on for class and they will be seated in their physically distanced chairs. 
For the first Wednesday of each month, we will have a large group gathering in the Youth Room 6:30-8 PM! All other Midweeks will take place at Home Groups! 

Updates for the week of 09/27: HOME GROUP WEEK FOUR! 

Middle School Girl's Location Update!!! 

We are asking students to arrive at Host Homes no earlier than 6:20 pm and be picked up no later than 8:10 pm.

If there are any questions email

BIG Midweek Dates

*in the Youth Room 6:30-8 pm

October 7th

November 4th

Wednesday Home Groups: 

Throughout the semester we are studying the book of Colossians! Our home group leaders will utilize RightNow Media to guide students in walking in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him: bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God (Colossians 1:10). We hope that meeting within the home will create an environment where a genuine Christian community can form amongst students. 

One Another Guidelines:  Masks will be required to enter and upon arrival, we will be taking temperatures. Any student or leader above 99.9 will be asked to remain in the hall and be rechecked.  We ask students and leaders to keep their masks on until they are seated in their physically distanced chairs. Masks will be required for exiting as well.

Host Home Locations:

Middle School

 All 7th-8th Girls - Oates 

310 Westlane Cir.

Woodway 76712

Girl Leaders
Alex Waitley
Rachel Heeringa
Ashley Solomon

All 7th-8th Guys: Bourland’s
504 Hunters Run
Waco, TX 76712

Guy Leaders
Jordan Greer
Greyson Landrum
Oliver Gordon

High School  
9th -10th GRADE Guys & Girls: Brooks’
199 Rainbow Drive
Woodway, TX 76712

9th Leaders
Braya Hunt
Brayley Payne
Ben Touchstone
Matthew McKee

10th Leaders
Barrett Brown
Tommy Keane
Kaylee Whitehouse
Bethany Dawson
11th -12th GRADE: Zakhary’s 
3508 Timberleaf Circle
Waco, TX 76708

11th Leaders
Michael Karr
 Beth Butler
Macayla Willming

12th Leaders
West Blazek
Megan Garland
Chandler Miner



There are two primary ways to serve with HSM:

College Volunteers: Waco is blessed to be home to several university and college campuses. College students who love Christ are only a few steps ahead of our students and remember well what it's like to be a teenager. This makes them excellent mentors to our students, examples for them to follow, and a trusted voice that reinforces Biblical and parental teaching.

Adult Volunteers: We utilize adults in various ways as event chaperones, host homes, teachers, drivers, and mentors.

If you would like more information about volunteering with Highland Student Ministry let us know by emailing Jordan McKinney.


Student Pastor

Student Ministry Girl's Minister

Special Event Coordinator & Student Ministry Assistant

Music Director


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