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

RE:GROUP

Beginning June 5, we will have one combined ABF on Sunday mornings called Re:Group. All adults are invited to join us for a time of teaching and discussion at 10am in the Chapel. We will meet for 8 weeks, and the theme of our time together will be "Such a time as this: Standing firm in days of opposition." Some of the topics we will discuss include:

•Raise awareness of schemes of the enemy against Believers navigating an increasingly hostile culture
•Inspire courage to stand firm in the face of opposition
•Impart biblical wisdom to engage in the spiritual battle
•Initiate winsome and healthy conversation

To watch the Re:GROUP teaching times live or view previous messages click here.



ABF Classes

Individual Adult Bible Fellowship classes will take a break for the summer months and start back up on August 21. In the meantime, join us for Re:GROUP on Sunday mornings at 10am in the Chapel.

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. During the Summer months some CGs take a break. For more info and help connecting to a group email Peggy Lively.

Learn More

Our Inductive Bible Studies are dedicated to the in-depth study of God's Word in the context of relationship. 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 Ezra together starting on Wednesday, August 31. 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 and Prodigal Support) 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 will meet in various rooms on Highland’s campus beginning Thursday September 1, from 6:30-8pm.

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.

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 & 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.

Prodigal Support - Mike & Peggy Lively

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

Men’s General Support - Lanny Cline & Nolan Rapp

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 - Angela Rankin & 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.

Resources

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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:

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.

 

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 concludes with a weekend retreat. Each person receives their own workbook.

COST: $150 per person

The Next Countdown to Marriage Class will begin September 11. You can find out more info Here

Staff

Groups Pastor

Women’s Minister

Groups Coordinator

Adult Discipleship Assistant