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. Traditionally these classes may be called "Sunday School" classes. 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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Monday Morning Inductive Study:  Join us as we study the book of 1 Corinthians. This book gives wisdom in overcoming divisions and difficulties in the body of Christ. This study meets on Monday mornings at 9:00am in room 314.  This is a coed class for all ages. Contact Julie Zakhary for more information

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 are studying part 1 of Acts together. Registration is closed for the Fall, but will open back up again in the Spring as we study part 2 of Acts.  

Soul Care Groups provide an intentional and compassionate environment for people who are struggling with their own sin, someone else's sin against them, or living in a fallen world broken by 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 Grace Group, 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.

These Groups meet on Thursday evenings from 6:30-8pm 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. 

Registration is closed for the Fall, but will open back up again in the Spring. 


Divorce Care (online only) - Doug Mai

Engaging those seeking support to heal from the devastation of divorce Online only

Grief Share - Don Stevens

Coming around those who desire healing from the pain of loss

Grace Group - Joyce Stephens

Walking alongside those going through issues of anxiety, stressors, or depression

Prodigal Support - Mike & Peggy Lively

Supporting parents with wayward children of all ages

Cancer Support - Stephanie Clark

Walking with those who are in any stage of cancer treatment or diagnosis

Men’s General Support - Lanny Cline

Helping men overcome various states of sin and suffering

Sexual Sanity for Men - Ben Calkins

Guiding men to deal biblically with issues of purity and sexual sin

Women’s General Support - Edrena Smith & Jamie Beggs

Helping women overcome various states of sin and suffering

Sexual Sanity for Women - Tara Hoover & Holly Perez

Guiding women to deal biblically with issues of purity and sexual sin

Women’s Betrayal Support Group - Barbara Wojak

Supporting wives who have experienced infedelity in their marriage


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 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

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. Each person receives their own workbook. This is a six week class that concludes with a weekend retreat. The Spring class begins January 16th. 

COST: $150 per person  

You can find out more information and register here.


Groups Pastor

Women’s Minister

Groups Coordinator

Adult Discipleship Assistant