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

Adult Bible Fellowships (ABFs) are Bible study classes that meet on Sunday mornings. An ABF is a great place to find community and to dig into God's Word. Each class meets weekly on Highland's campus.

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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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Inductive Bible Studies are dedicated to the in-depth study of God's Word in the context of relationship. The 12-week Highland Inductive Studies are offered each fall and spring semester on Wednesday nights from 6:30-8pm. Women gather in the Chapel and men gather in the Fellowship Hall at round tables to build community and a large group teaching time. This fall we will be studying the book of Genesis.

Registration for the fall semester is now closed. Registration for the spring semester will open in November. 

Soul Care Groups provide a safe, discreet, intentional, and compassionate environment for people who are struggling with sin and the effects of sin to seek healing. In these groups, men and women share their struggles with each other and with God, turning to Christ for strength and healing which is found through His Spirit and by His Word. Soul Care Groups meet on Thursdays, from 6:30-8pm.

Register for all Soul Care groups HERE.

The cost for materials is based on the class attended. Scholarships are available based on need. Childcare is available for $15 per family for the semester for kids through 5th grade.


Grief Share - Bryan & Brandy Wilson

This group exists to engage those seeking support to heal from the pain of loss with the truth and hope of the Gospel.

Freedom Fight - Ben Calkins

Freedom Fight addresses the root issues beneath men's sexual temptations and behaviors in order seek restoration through the truth and hope of the Gospel.

Healing From Sexual Brokenness for Women
This group is not being offered this semester. If you need care in this way, we encourage you to attend STEPS, or you can reach out to  to set up one-on-one soul care. 
Women’s Betrayal Support Group - Barbara Wojak

This group supports and encourages wives who have experienced infidelity or other sexual brokenness in their marriage. If you or someone you know has experienced the pain of spousal betrayal through an affair or through pornography, we encourage you to consider joining this compassionate, caring, and discreet group.

Men's General Support - Mike Smith

Men's General Support seeks to encourage men in their faith by pointing them to the hope found in Christ, the healing and freedom found in living in the light, and the encouragement found in walking honestly in community and accountability with brothers in Christ.

Seen, Infertility and Miscarriage Support- John & Amy NeidigCasey Hooper, Jennifer Durham

This group provides support, intentional community, and encouragement for women and couples walking through the grief and pain of infertility or miscarriages. Our desire is that couples know the nearness of God and experience His comfort and kindness in the midst of suffering. The structure will include a wives’ group and a husbands’ group, using the same curriculum. Once a month the two groups will meet together to hear from a panel of mentors to learn from their similar experiences. We will also include fellowship nights, creative ways to care for one another, and more. Any women or couples who are walking this difficult road are invited to join us this fall.

STEPS - JP & Katie Pizzio

STEPS is a semester-long intensive discipleship program that provides the structure and support for participants to deepen their relationship with God, by addressing unresolved issues from the past, uprooting sinful patterns of coping and practicing the basic principles of spiritual formation so that they can become whole, living as they were intended.

Watch previous weeks of our STEPS Soul Care Group below.
Re:Engage - John & Tina Mathis, Bradley & Deanna Ford, Philip & Linda Jander

Whether your marriage needs to be reignited, or be completely resurrected, relengage is a safe place for couples to reconnect. This ministry offers hope to marriages by helping couples move toward oneness through stories of grace, teaching, and small groups. Re|engage is a marriage enrichment program; whether couples are struggling to get along, have broken relationships, or simply want to grow closer together, marriages in any condition can benefit.


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Highland Inductive 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 the following books of the Bible:

Exodus, Mark, Hosea, Ephesians, two part study of Acts, and 1&2 Peter. 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.


Countdown to Marriage

Legacy Family Ministries will be hosting their Countdown to Marriage class on Highland's campus Sunday mornings at 8:40. A small group of engaged couples will interact and discuss Biblical and practical teachings concerning marriage. This is a six-week class that begins Oct. 1 and concludes with a weekend retreat Nov. 18-19. Each person receives their own workbook.

COST: $150 per person

Register for Countdown to Marriage HERE.


Groups Pastor

Women’s Minister

Groups Coordinator

Adult Discipleship Assistant