As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.

Proverbs 27:17

Disciple-making is intentionally equipping believers with the Word of God through accountable relationships empowered by the Holy Spirit to replicate faithful followers of Christ.  In order to grow into spiritual maturity, believers should follow this pathway in the context of a local church. At Highland our discipleship strategy consists of four different areas: Congregation, Connection, Core, and Close.

Our Strategy for Disciple-Making


A disciple should gather together with the corporate church body for weekly worship.  During this time, believers are equipped and edified for the work of ministry through the preaching of the Word.


This mixed-gender group of 12-18 people is the starting point for relationships, spiritual growth, and service both inside and outside of the church.


These are gender exclusive groups of 3-5 people who meet for 12-18 months.  Maturity is gauged by the MARCS of a healthy Core Group.
  1. Missional: Core Group participants should be living out the Gospel
  2. Accountable: You can’t expect what you don’t inspect
  3. Reproducible: The discipleship process is complete when the mentee becomes a mentor
  4. Communal: Participation is essential
  5. Scriptural: The Bible is the textbook


The purpose of the entire disciple-making pathway is to develop a close, intimate walk with Jesus.  Daily disciplines of a disciple: pray constantly, read/journal daily, memorize Scripture weekly, and rely on the Spirit continuously.
*Special Note of thanks to Replicate Ministries for their resources on creating a Discipleship Strategy for the local church.

Connection Groups

Connection Groups are the starting point for deeper fellowship and connection in our church.
We offer two different options for our folks to accommodate different scheduling needs.

Sunday 9:30am

We currently have over a dozen on campus Connection Groups meeting weekly at our church. They provide a wonderful opportunity to connect deeper with our church and our faith.

During the Week

We have a few groups meeting in homes throughout the week during the evenings. Most of them get started around 6:00pm. 

Sign up for a small group

We'd love to get you connected to a small group in your area. Fill out the form below to get started.

Small groups help people grow in their faith and build community. Our groups take place throughout the week in different neighborhoods, so use this form to find a group that's right for you. We'd love to have you join us!