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!

Connect highland

If you're an adult looking to get connected to a group, join us for CONNECT Highland on August 18 from 4-6pm. We will have all of our adult groups (ABF's, CG's, Soul Care, and Inductive Study) gathered in the Life Center for you to meet. You can come and gather information, meet the leaders and ask questions to find the best group for you. Christian growth and community happen best when you're connected to a group, and we want to provide that for everyone who attends Highland.

Equipped to Counsel

Equipped to Counsel is a two-semester, 28-week course that presents the foundations of offering biblical care and counsel within the local church. Through weekly readings, case studies, and in-class discussions, Highlanders will learn to define what makes care and counsel truly biblical. We'll also learn to implement it into our personal and ministry relationships, both inside and outside the church. Cost is $59 and includes a workbook. Learn more and register HERE.

Adult Groups


Join us this summer for Re:GROUP where our topic will be “Worthy of the Gospel.” We will explore what it means to live lives Worthy of the Gospel in the spheres and spaces that God has placed us. This Sunday is week 7: 

Week 7  Encourage / Pray for one another

Week 8  Stir One Another Up/Wrap up charge                         

Re:GROUP meets in lieu of individual ABFs each Sunday at 10am in the Chapel from June 2 through July 21.

Watch the previous Sunday's teaching here.

ABF Classes

Individual Adult Bible Fellowship classes will take a break for the summer months and start back up on August 25. 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 Covenant together starting on Wednesday, September 11. 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 and Freedom Groups) 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 Wednesday September 11, 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.


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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 Sept 22 and concludes with a weekend retreat Nov 9-10. 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