Adults

About

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. They will meet weekly this Fall beginning August 22 through December 12. 

ABF Leader Meet & Greet

 August 15 after the 8:40 and 10:00 gatherings in the

Fellowship Hall

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. We gather in the Chapel for our women and the Fellowship Hall for our men at round tables to build community and a large group teaching time.

This Fall, we will be studying part 1 of Acts together starting on Wednesday, September 1. You can register for the Fall Women's Inductive Study or the Men's Inductive Study below. 

WOMEN'S STUDY                    MEN'S STUDY

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 by His Word. All Soul Care Groups are gender-specific (except Divorce care, Grief Share Living Grace, Cancer Support, and Prodigal Ministry) and topic-specific. Soul Care Groups are different from CGs and ABFs in that they meet for a specified number of weeks, and they intentionally cover one topic for the duration of the group.

Beginning Thursday, September 2, from 6:30-8pm, these groups will meet in various rooms on Highland’s campus.

The cost for materials is based on the class attended. Scholarships are available based on need. Child Care is available for $15 per family for kids through 5th grade. Register for a Soul Care group here.

Groups:

Divorce Care (online only) - Doug Mai

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

Grief Share - Don Stevens

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

Living Grace - Joyce Stephens

This group exists to engage those walking through issues of mental health with the truth and hope of the gospel.

Prodigal Support - Mike & Peggy Lively

This group exists to engage parents walking with wayward (prodigal) children, with the truth and hope of the Gospel.

Cancer Support - Stephanie Clark

This group exists to engage those walking through any stage of cancer diagnosis or treatment with the truth and hope of the Gospel.

Men’s General Support - Lanny Cline

This group exists to engage men in various stages of sin and suffering, and those who walk alongside them, with the truth and hope of the Gospel.

Sexual Sanity for Men - Ben Calkins

This group addresses the root issues beneath our sexual temptations and behaviors to seek restoration through the truth and hope of the Gospel.

Women’s General Support - Edrena Smith & Jamie Beggs

This group exists to engage women in various stages of sin and suffering, and those who walk alongside them, with the truth and hope of the Gospel.

Sexual Sanity for Women - Tara Hoover & Holly Perez

This group addresses the root issues beneath our sexual temptations and behaviors to seek restoration through the truth and hope of the Gospel.

Women’s Betrayal Support Group - Barbara Wojak

This safe, grace-filled environment is intended to support wives who have been betrayed by their spouses sexually, and to engage them with the truth and hope of the Gospel.

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, July 27, the Young Adults of Highland and Waco will gather together at the Durham's House for a time of worship and prayer starting at 7pm. If you would like more info, contact Zach Elkins.

Fellowship

The young adults gather for different events for fellowship throughout the year.  Join our GroupMe to find out when we have our organized and unplanned hangouts!

Resources

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.

 YOUTUBE CHANNEL

Highland Bible 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:

Workbooks on the book of Exodus, the gospel of Mark, the book of Hosea and the book of Ephesians 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.  For additional suggestions for discipling others you can review our recommendations for Discipleship Resources.

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

Beginning September 19th, Legacy Family Ministries will be hosting their Countdown to Marriage class at Highland's campus on Sunday mornings at 8:40. A small group of engaged couples will interact and discuss Biblical and practical teachings concerning marriage. Each person receives their own workbook. This is a six week class that concludes with a weekend retreat November 5-7, 2021 in Glen Rose, Texas.

COST: $150 per person, space is limited

You can find out more information and register here.

Staff

Groups Pastor

Women’s Minister

Groups Coordinator

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