Wednesday Night Classes

  • WHEN: Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.
  • The RISING (for teens): 6:00 p.m. during the school year
  • Children (nursery–6th Grade): 7:00 p.m.

So many of us lead busy lives, and our tanks run on empty. If we never pause and refuel, we can lose focus on God.

Our Wednesday night classes are an opportunity to do just that -break from our busy lives and refuel on the Word of God. We join together for inspiring teaching on topics of life, culture, family and faith. We also take time to catch up with one another as a family, encouraging each other in our walks of faith.

We have options for the whole family on Wednesday. Our children and teens meet for fun and formational classes and often share a meal together. Adults share in classes, times of praise, and in other ministries like FriendSpeak, a conversational English program that uses the Bible as a textbook. Take a break from your week, join us on a Wednesday evening, and refocus on God.

Current Adult Offerings

Beginning October 18

True Knowledge of God: 2 Peter

Taught by David Jackson and Allen Black

The Chapel

The final words of an important leader are often remembered long after his death. As Peter faced his last days he wrote to defend the Christian hope in God’s salvation of all who come to him through “faith as precious as ours.” He wrote to separate true teaching from false, to distinguish liberty from license in morality, and to encourage our hope in the final outcome of earth’s existence. The goal is that we will “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Women: “Finding I Am”

DVD/discussion study by Lysa Terkeurst

Room A105

You may know the I Am statements of Jesus, but do you know what they mean for your life? Whatever the deep cry of your heart is, wherever your journey is taking you right now, Jesus wants to come alongside you and offer you hope through these statements of who He is. Join us as we explore the true identity of Christ and the life-giving implications for us.

Race and The Cross

Taught by Eric Gentry

Room B125

The cross of Jesus compels Christians to dismantle racial “dividing wall(s) of hostility.” News reports confirm these walls still exist, and yet most of us feel ill-equipped to discuss them, nevertheless dismantle them. Highland hopes to change that. Participants will spend 7 sessions in guided conversation. Each conversation will be based on weekly readings, videos, and/or designed experiences. Participants must apply by filling out the form click here. In order to ensure quality conversation, space is extremely limited.

Teens: The RISING

The Rising is designed to be a refuge for students from all over the city. HYG opens its doors at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesdays during the school year for food and fun. The Rising is not offered during the summer because of the many mission trips, outreach opportunities, and group activities. Students can eat, play video games or sports, and hang out with friends and mentors. We gather together from 7:00-7:45 p.m. for exciting worship and a lesson designed to encourage and challenge. We want The Rising to be a time when students are empowered and equipped to make God the focal point of their lives. And we want it to be fun!

Children's Classes

During the school year, our Nursery-6th graders have both small group and large group activities each week. They are involved in age-appropriate games, skits, and devotionals that help them understand God’s teachings. During the summer, they meet as a large group for active learning. Running shoes and comfortable clothes are a must for this age group! Group-led games include relays and other high action activities. Jesus grew in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man… That is our goal for this group. We work their minds and bodies, and we provide settings for them to build close relationships that will continue throughout their adolescent years.