We have redefined the Wednesday night experience for students to make each week intentional.
The First Wednesday worship experience offers a time for all of the families of the church to come together for an extended time of powerful worship, Communion, and empowering, in-depth teaching from God’s Word. It will be a powerful night for students as they worship and connect with all generations.
Our First Wednesday services take place on the first Wednesday of every month at 7:00 pm at every campus. For locations, visit the campuses page.
MOTION Night is a worship experience for students like no other! Each month, students from all of our campuses and around the state of Alabama join together for a powerful night of worship, teaching, community, and more! This night is impactful for all students and is designed especially to connect students who are new to a relationship with Jesus or checking out Highlands for the first time. All students will leave equipped and empowered to walk out their “next step” in their journey with Christ.
MOTION Night will not be held during months of June and July. CORE will take place on the second Wednesday of these months instead.
CORE is a meeting designed for students who are ready to grow in their walk with God. Built on worship, prayer, community, and leadership, CORE is an experience like no other. CORE allows students to connect in a deeper way with God and other young people who are chasing after Him while at the same time growing as leaders.
CORE meets every 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th (when applicable) Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm at the Grants Mill, Auburn, Fultondale, Greystone, and Riverchase campuses and at 6:00 pm at the Tuscaloosa campus. CORE meets every Sunday at 6:00 pm at the Montgomery campus and on every Tuesday at 3:00 pm at the Woodlawn campus.
Highlands Students small groups are the connection to authentic discipleship, new friendships, and tons of fun. In good times and bad, small groups are the source of life-giving relationships and support. Students will never experience all that Highlands has to offer until they connect in a small group. Small groups meet once a week in schools, homes, restaurants, or at the church. Groups are divided between age groups and based on a variety of topics that are relevant to life, so there is freedom to choose a group that fits best!
For more information about Small Groups and to find a small group that fits you, visit the small groups page.
The Growth Track is a fun, step-by-step way for students to realize their potential in Christ. Through the Growth Track students will learn what it means to be a part of a church family and tools for walking with God daily. They will also discover their gifts and passions and become aware of how God can use them to do something great for His Kingdom.
The Growth Track meets every Sunday at each campus. Visit the Growth Track page for more details on times and locations.
Students will never be more fulfilled than when they are serving in their passion, gifting, and purpose every day. The Dream Team is a vehicle full of opportunities for students to identify their strengths and use them to live out their faith in motion through vibrant service here, in the local church.
Students can join the Dream Team at the conclusion of the Growth Track each month through Dream Team 401.
MOTION isn’t about a conference. It isn’t about bands or speakers. It’s about a generation. A generation that understands that real change starts with each of us. A generation that believes that the deepest truth of the Gospel is that our faith was never meant to be idle, hidden or contained but instead lived out in MOTION in Christ.
From its start in 2009 the vision of MOTION has been clear—to gather local church youth groups from all over the southeastern US to worship, pray, and seek one thing—this generation empowered by Jesus, putting their faith into MOTION, one step at a time.
What God has done is incredible, but we believe that this year we are going to see Him move like never before! The time has come for us to take the love of God to our friends, our communities, and our world.
Come be a part of the movement! Come be a part of a generation in MOTION! www.motionstudents.com
For more information or questions about Highlands Students, please contact Laurie Tindol at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MOTION Nights and CORE are also designed for college students, especially those in the Birmingham area. During the months of June and July, CORE will meet on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th (when applicable) Wednesdays of each month, and MOTION Night will not take place. College students in Auburn and Tuscaloosa are welcome to attend ONE on Wednesday nights.
ONE is the college segment of Highlands Student Ministries in Auburn and Tuscaloosa. It exists to build community and relationships for the college students who attend Church of the Highlands.
There is a weekly gathering of students at the Auburn Campus every Thursday night at 8:00 pm while school is in session.
ONE at Auburn is In Session.
There is a weekly gathering of students at the Bryant Conference Center every Wednesday night at 8:00 pm while school is in session.
ONE at Tuscaloosa is On Break.
Want to invest in others and grow in your walk with God this summer? Join the 2:52 summer experience and participate in hands-on ministry training, in-depth classes to prepare you to lead your generation, city transformation projects, and leading the Summer Blast Highlands Kids Conference, all while growing in life-giving friendships along the way. Visit highlandsstudents.com/252 for more details.
Small groups are a great way to build community and connect with other college-aged young adults in Birmingham, Auburn and Tuscaloosa. Visit the Small Groups Directory to see all the college small groups that are available.
Assistant to Mark Pettus, Highlands Students Pastor
Highlands Students Associate Pastor
Small Group Coordinator
Growth Track Coordinator
Junior High Coordinator