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


Join us this Summer for Re:GROUP where we will discuss navigating our current cultural landscape with a gentle and humble apologetic. We will explore not just what we believe, but why we believe it and then practice using the scriptures as the foundation to defend our faith. Re:GROUP meets in lieu of individual ABFs each Sunday at 10am in the Chapel from June 4 through July 30.

ABF Classes

Individual Adult Bible Fellowship classes will take a break for the summer months and start back up on August 20. 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.

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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 Genesis together starting on Wednesday, August 30. 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 Grief Share, Freedom Groups and SEEN) 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 August 31, from 6:30-8pm. Check back this summer for an updated list of classes and registration. 

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.


Freedom Groups - JP and Katie Pizzio, Lanny Cline

We believe that people can find lasting freedom in Jesus Christ, no matter their personal struggle. Freedom Groups offer more than recovery from an addiction or new coping mechanisms. It is an intensive small group experience that provides help, hope, and healing only found in the gospel. As we journey together through Scripture, we will see that freedom means no longer being enslaved by our sin, and will be reminded to live under grace, not to fall back under the yoke of trying to prove our worth.

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.

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 - Jamie Beggs & Liz Painter

This group helps women overcome various states of suffering, be it suffering from personal sin, from the sin of someone else, or simply suffering that comes from living in a broken world. This compassionate, welcoming group of women seeks to direct one another’s attention to Christ for hope and healing in the midst of suffering.

Healing From Sexual Brokenness - Holly Perez

This group guides women to understand God’s design for sexual expression, and God’s desire for those experiencing sexual sin. This is a compassionate and safe environment for women to seek truth, hope, and healing in Christ. Any women college-aged or older are welcome.

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.

SEEN: Infertility and Miscarriage Support - Susie Pigg, Jon & Amy Neidig, Austin & Casey Hooper, & Jenn 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.


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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