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Bible studies and small groups meet to help us learn more about our faith and to grow in our relationship with God and one another.

Small Groups

Since Christianity's earliest days, followers of Jesus gathered in one another's homes for meals and times of prayer.  Participation in such small groups was a central part of early Methodism.  That tradition continues at Highland!  We encourage every disciple of Jesus to be part of a small group where you:

    • Help each other to grow and deepen his/her faith, being able to see God at work in the world around us.
    • Fellowship and build a community of relationships with one another
    • Take care of one another in good times and difficult times
    • Serve together

Interested? Curious about groups going on at Highland and how you can participate? This fall we'll have at least five groups meeting in homes and two groups meeting at the church. Contact Rev. Janet Baucom and she'll be glad to help you get plugged in.

Curious about how we structure our small groups? Need a little guidance for a new group? Click here for more info.

One-on-One Discipleship

Scripture tells the stories of how people of faith typically learn the faith from a trusted teacher or mentor and how those same people of faith became mentors themselves. This same pattern of discipleship continues to help us deepen our faith and commitment to Christ.

Meeting one-on-one with another believers allows you to:

  • grow more comfortable talking about faith and integrating it into everyday life
  • develop comfort and willingness to pray with others
  • have a Christian relationship with safe space for vulnerability and accountability

Prayerfully consider inviting someone to join you on a journey of discipleship by committing to regularly meet, talk, and pray with one another.  Need help getting starting?  Click here for guidelines and suggestions, or talk with one of our pastors.

Sunday Morning Study

Join us in the 3rd-floor Assembly room during the Sunday School hour (9:30 - 10:15 AM) on October 28 - November 18. We will be studying First: Putting God First in Living in Giving, a study based on the work of Rev. Mike Slaughter. Led by Rev. Janet Baucom, all are welcome to come and participate.

Friday Morning Women's Study

The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown (Friday Women’s study)

Fridays 9:30 – 11:30 am

4 weeks beginning October 19

Room 202

Led by Rev. Janet Baucom (janet@highlandumc.org)

Writer/researcher Brene Brown reviews her years of sociological research and charts out a path to what she describes as "wholehearted living."  It might sound a bit dry and academic, but her work touches on the most basic things of life: loving and being loved, belonging, practicing gratitude and experiencing joy. Come explore what her work might suggest for a life of Christian discipleship.

The Redemption of Scrooge by Matt Rawle (Friday Women’s study)

Fridays 9:30 – 11:30 am

4 weeks beginning November 16

Room 202

Led by Rev. Janet Baucom (janet@highlandumc.org)

Ebenezer Scrooge is a man in dire need of a second chance. Is redemption possible for such a greedy, dark, and sad character? Join us as we head into the holiday season as we explore how the teachings of Jesus can be found in Dickens’s Christmas classic, A Christmas Carol.

Monday Evening Bible Study

Minor Prophets

Mondays 6:30 - 8 PM beginning September 10

3rd-floor Assembly Room

Led by Rev. Dr. Alan Swartz, Rev. Bruce Taylor & Connie Williams

The Old Testament books of Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, and Micah are among a collection called the "minor prophets," however there is nothing "minor" about these lessons that teach God and his potential impact on your life. This study, one of The Life Change series, is an ideal tool for digging deeper into Scripture. We will explore the life and times of these prophets, and come to know God in a new and transforming way by looking at how the prophets' words point us to our ultimate redemption through Christ.