Highlands Students | Church of the Highlands | Birmingham, Alabama | Pastor Chris Hodges


Small Groups

Small groups provide a connection to authentic discipleship, new friendships, and tons of fun. We believe students will experience all God has to offer when they connect in life-giving relationships. The relationships developed in small groups will be a source of encouragement, prayer, and support for students throughout the week. One of the most accessible groups to get plugged into is a City Group. City Groups are small groups that happen on Sunday Nights. They are strategically located in a city near you to provide a convenient and welcoming group option for all students. Students will experience real relationships, spiritual growth, and find leaders who genuinely care about them.

Our free market system allows students to pick groups relevant to them. Groups meet once a week in homes, on campuses, in restaurants, and other locations throughout the city. Our spring small group semester begins February 7th.


1. Visit the Small Group Directory. Use the search fields to look for a group. You can search by age group, location, time, day of the week, topic, and more! There are groups for middle school, high school, and college students at each campus.

2. Identify a few groups that interest you. We encourage you to try several. We understand that you may need to experience a group before deciding if it is the right one for you, and that’s okay!

3. Contact the leader or co-leader of the group for more information, or just show up at the next scheduled small group meeting. No registration is required to attend most groups.

4. Commit to faithfully going to your small group throughout the semester.


Leading a Small Group isn’t about being perfect; it’s about serving others by giving them a place to connect. Hosting a group is simple—choose a topic that interests you and select a time and location to meet with others to share it. We believe people’s lives are changed one semester at a time by moving one step toward Christ, and as a Small Group leader, you get to play an essential role in that process.

1. Students must be in high school or college to lead.

1. Complete the Growth Track. Click here for more information on the Growth Track.

2. Attend Small Group Leadership Training. Connect with your campus for times and locations.

3. Register your group here.


Leadership Development Series

Approved Curriculum

Next Steps

Freedom Groups


Click here to find out more about Highlands Small Groups!

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