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.

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 (1st floor Education Building) 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! 

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!

Stay in the loop

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Special Event Dates 

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

A week full of events to kick off summer. 

5/29 Warren Park Family Day -- Register Here

5/30 OFF

5/31 Service Day -- Register Here

06/01 Midweek Tailgate -- Meet in the Gold Parking Lot from 6:30-8pm!

06/02 Meet at Hawaiian Falls -- Register Here

06/03 Rangers Game -- Register Here

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

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

Sondays Camp: Sunday, July 10 - Friday, July 15

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

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  


Girls' Student Minister

Associate Gathering Director

Student Associate

Events Coordinator / College and Student Admin Assistant

Student Minister