At HP Pres, we are committed to fostering authentic community and spiritual growth within our Student Ministry. Our Student Ministry is made up of Middle School Ministry (7th–8th Grade), and High School Ministry (9th–12th Grade). Together, we are inviting all students to belong with us as we create an environment of friendship, fun, and discipleship. Our highly relational staff seeks to promote this through contact work, community groups, and engaging programming.
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.
We are committed to being with students during both programming hours. At 9:30 am, all students are invited to join us for breakfast, games, and spiritual growth in the Bell Center. At 11 am, student ministry families are invited to join our staff as we worship in the Hall service together in Elliott Hall. Students are welcome to sit with us or with their families.
Community Groups meet on Sundays from 6–7:30 pm 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 lead a Community Group? Register online.
Follow our Middle School Instagram account to stay connected!
We believe that relationships are the key to making disciples. Whether it is with their community group leaders or our staff, we want to create a safe, accountable, environment for students to meet with adult leaders for breakfast, coffee, or fun events so that surface level connecting can deepen into spiritual growth. If you have questions about our contact work strategy, please reach out to Wes Nichols.
Through Confirmation, our church family provides our incoming 7th 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 for Spring 2023 will be announced in the fall of 2022.
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.
Follow our High School Instagram account to stay connected.
High School students are invited to volunteer on Wednesday afternoons with 56 programming and Middle School students are invited to volunteer with Elementary programming on Wednesday afternoons. All students are welcome to volunteer on Sunday mornings with Kids Ministry. Students who are interested in volunteering can email Wes Nichols.
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.
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.
Get to know our staff team on our Staff page.
Yes! Age appropriate mission trips take place around our city, our state, and the world. Learn more at hppres.org/mission-trips.
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.
Yes. Both the Highland Park Presbyterian Day School and the Hillier School meet on campus at Highland Park Pres.
Director of Highland Students