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.

Get Involved

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 in these groups. High School lessons will follow the Highland Inductive Study, through the book of Acts which the adult ministries will also work through on Wednesdays. Middle School students will work through the Gospel Project, specifically their curriculum of the History of the Early Church! 

Grab our current study plan here

Join us in the Youth Room every Wednesday from 6:30-8pm for fellowship, worship, and a short teaching. This Wednesday October 27th we take a break from the series called Steady . Jordan McKinney will teach on God's sovereignty  in the things seen and unseen. You don't want to miss it! 

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 Jordan McKinney.

Fall Calendar

Special event Dates 


October 27 Halloween Midweek

We will provide some sweet treats on this SPOOKY Midweek! Jordan McKinney will lead us in a message on God's sovereignty in things seen and unseen. We can't wait to see you and your friends! 


November 3- Table Gathering 

November 22-25- OFF for Thanksgiving Break


December 1- Table Gathering

December 13- Caroling with Senior Adults 

December 15- Jazzy Christmas Party

December 16- OFF



Student Pastor

Student Ministry Girl's Minister

Associate Gathering / Next Gen. Worship Director

Special Event Coordinator & Student/College Ministry Assistant

Student Associate

Student Associate

Student Associate