The goal of Highland Student Ministry is to bring high school and middle school students together for worship and fellowship, develop as disciples, and take the Gospel to the world. We challenge students to own their faith, follow Christ more personally, and embrace the Word of God. Highland as a whole sums up these values in three words: Gather, Grow, Go.

dnow 2022

DNOW 2022 is Feb 17-20. Open to all students in 7th-12th grades, DNOW is a weekend retreat full of fellowship, worship, teaching, and small group discussion. This year, students will be staying in host homes around Waco on Friday and Saturday night. We hope to see you there!

Register Here

Weekly events

Meet us at 10am in the Youth Room each Sunday for Student Connection!

Each Sunday, all students will meet in the Youth Room for announcements, Scripture reading, worship, and then split into grade specific classrooms. Adult leaders will teach and engage the students with God’s Word. High school lessons follow the Highland Inductive Study, through the book of Acts which the Adult Ministries also work through on Wednesdays. Middle school students will work through the Gospel Project, specifically their curriculum of the History of the Early Church. We hope to see you on Sundays!

Grab our current study plan here

Meet us at 6:30pm in the Youth Room each Wednesday for Midweek! (Resuming Jan. 26th)

Each Wednesday night, all students will meet in the youth room for a time of fellowship, worship, teaching, and small groups. Small groups are led by young adult leaders who have a passion for God's word and for discipleship. On the first Wednesday of each month, we have TABLE Midweek. At TABLE, students meet in the youth room for food, fellowship, worship, and an extended time of teaching with no small groups. We hope to see you on Wednesdays!

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Special Event Dates 

Praise and Prayer: Wednesday, Jan. 19 at 6:30pm

A time for the whole church to gather, worship together, and pray over various ministries at Highland. All students will meet in the Youth Room at 6:15pm and then walk over to the chapel together.

DNOW 2022: Thursday, Feb. 17 - Sunday, Feb. 20

Register Here

Youth Week: Sunday, May. 29 - Friday, June 3

A week full of events to kick off summer. The event schedule will be released mid-spring.

Youth Mission Trip: Saturday, June 18 - Friday, June 24

This year, we are going to the gulf coast to help with disaster relief. Registration coming soon.

Sondays Camp: Sunday, July 17 - Friday, July 15

Come with us to Mt. Lebanon retreat center for a week filled with worship, teaching, small groups, and incredible fellowship. Registration coming soon.

Volunteer At HSM

There are two primary ways to serve with HSM:

College Volunteers: Waco is blessed to be home to several university and college campuses. College students who love Christ are only a few steps ahead of our students and remember well what its like to be a teenager. This makes them excellent mentors to our students, examples for them to follow, and a trusted voice that reinforces Biblical and parental teaching.

Adult Volunteers: We utilize adults in various ways as event chaperones, host homes, teachers, drivers, and mentors.

If you would like more information about volunteering with Highland Student Ministry let us know by emailing  


Girl's Student Minister

Associate Gathering Director / Guy's Student Minister

Special Event Coordinator & Student/College Ministry Assistant

Student Associate

Student Associate

Student Associate