Highland Students:
7th-12th Grade

What We're About

We know that middle and high school is a pivotal time in a young person’s life. Our hope is to come alongside you to disciple your students to be Christ followers and make Christ followers.

Middle School
7th-8th Grade

The Middle School Ministry seeks to build meaningful relationships and create environments to invest spiritually in middle school students. Join us for hangouts, serving opportunities, Bible studies, retreats, and our annual summer mission trip.

Sunday Mornings 

Join us along with your family for worship in-person or online at 9:30 am at hppres.org/live. Students will meet for Sunday classes and discussions at 11 am in the Bell Center. No registration needed.

Mid Week – Community Groups

Community Groups meet on Wednesday or Sunday evenings to help students connect with one another, study Scripture, pray together, and have tons of fun. Sign up online for a Community Group.

  • Want to host a Community Group? Register online
  • Want to lead a Community Group? Register online

Follow our Middle School Instagram account to stay connected!

Confirmation

Through Confirmation, our church family provides our mostly 7th grade and some 8th grade students with the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the Christian faith, to reflect on what they personally believe about God, and to discover more of what it means to participate in this church family.

Confirmation Retreats at Sky Ranch Ute Trail in Colorado

July 19–24: Confirmation Retreat for current 8th grade students who completed Confirmation in 2019-20. 

8th Grade Online Registration

July 26–31: Confirmation Retreat for 7th grade students who completed Confirmation in 2020-21.

7th Grade Online Registration

High School
9th-12th Grade

The High School Ministry seeks to build meaningful relationships and create environments to invest spiritually in high school students. We help equip students to represent Christ in the classroom, in sports, in the community, in friend groups, and in family relationships.

Sunday Mornings 


Join us along with your family for worship in-person or online at 9:30 am at hppres.org/live. Students will meet for Sunday classes and discussions at 11 am in the Bell Center. No registration needed.

Mid Week – Community Groups

Community Groups meet on Wednesday or Sunday evenings to help students connect with one another, study Scripture, pray together, and have tons of fun. Sign up online for a Community Group.

  • Want to host a Community Group? Register online
  • Want to lead a Community Group? Register online

Follow our High School Instagram account to stay connected.

Everything Else About Highland Students

Can I serve in Highland Students?

If you are interested in leading a middle school or high school small group head to hppres.org/serve-church to see how God can use you in our Highland Students ministry. 

What does the Confirmation class teach?

Confirmation encourages our students to own and articulate their faith in Christ and to become covenant partners of Highland Park Pres. The Confirmation program can be captured under three headings: 1) The Faith, 2) My Faith, and 3) Our Faith.

  1. The Faith: We will teach students the faith “once and for all handed down to the saints” (Jude 1:3). Through the Confirmation gatherings, our students will gain an understanding of the great story of God’s redemption that spans from creation to recreation.
  2. My Faith: We will give students the opportunity to own and verbalize their personal faith in Christ through studying and memorizing Scripture, memorizing the Apostles' Creed, writing their faith statement, meeting regularly with their mentor, and discussing their faith statement and vows with an HPPC staff leader.
  3. Our Faith: We will give students the opportunity to experience Christ-centered community by actively participating in the Student Ministry of Highland Park Presbyterian Church. This will be lived out through small group Bible studies, serving opportunities, and retreats. We want our students to get a sense of what it means to be a lifelong disciple of Jesus as a member of a particular body of Christ.

Who works in the Highland Students Ministry?

Get to know our staff team on our Staff page.

Do Highland Students go on mission trips?

Yes! Age appropriate mission trips take place around our city, our state, and the world. Learn more at hppres.org/mission-trips

Are there student choirs?

Yes! If your child is interested in being a part of our Student Choir, visit our Music page or contact Gay Munselle for more information. 

Does HP Pres host any schools?

Yes. Both the Highland Park Presbyterian Day School and the Hillier School meet on campus at Highland Park Pres.

Questions?

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Charley Hellmuth
Minister of Families, Highland Kids, and Highland Students