Junior High


HJH has one goal: help junior high students become disciples of Jesus. We accomplish this goal by implementing a three stage process that inspires movement and growth within the hearts of our students.

We EXPOSE students to Jesus by talking about what Jesus did on the cross every chance we get. “Repetition is the mother of all learning”, right?  Well, we are going to repeat the greatest message ever- the Gospel.

We EQUIP students to follow Jesus. We teach them and train them how to “do” the essentials- bible study, prayer, evangelism, etc. This helps students own their faith and truly make their relationship with Jesus their own. Our weekly small groups provide the ideal environment for this process to happen. Every JH student needs to be in a small group.

We give students opportunities to EXPERIENCE life lived for Jesus. Whether it's going on a mission trip, serving at the church, or inviting friends to come to church, experiencing life lived for Jesus is essential for believers. We provide opportunity for our students to truly live for Him.

Online Services

June 30th Update:

As our community and state continues to experience a significant increase in Covid-19 activity, we will be gathering online-only for our weekend services as we partner with our community in taking action to slow the spread of the coronavirus.  

Join us from home as we worship together Sunday mornings live online at 9:00 and 10:45am at HighlandsChurch.org/Live. Services are also available to watch afterward at any time throughout the week.

Watch Services Online

Wednesday nights - 7:00pm-8:00pm

For our Wednesday night services, we will be meeting online at 7:00-8:00pm using the Zoom app. Zoom allows us to do a video group meeting on a phone, tablet, or computer, and students will be able to see their peers and leaders. Use the button below to connect with us on Zoom during our Wednesday night meetings.

Zoom Meeting Link

To participate in our Zoom meetings, you will need to download the Zoom app. Use the links below to download the app for your specific device.

iPhone or iPad

Visit our Online Meeting page for more info about how to use Zoom. Questions? Jay Branson at .

small group times 

Small groups for Junior High students will resume on Wednesday nights on August 19th at 6:30-8:00pm. In an effort to keep groups less than 50 people, we will begin the semester with meeting in with our small groups in people's homes. Meet our host families on our HJH Volunteers page. Questions? Contact Jay at

Social Media

In addition to zoom, we will also be interacting via our social media platforms for prayer and updates as we go.

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Serving in HJH

If you feel called to pour into the next generation and encourage their faith, we can use you in HJH! We have some great opportunities to have crazy fun with junior highers and help them dig into God's word. Use the button below to complete the serving in student ministries serving form.


Parent Portal

Want to learn more ways to connect with your student, help them grow in faith, and have conversations with them? Check out our Parent Portal with great resources for you to help you stay connected in how you can support your junior higher through this time in their life.

HJH Parent Portal

Questions? Email Jay Branson at

Jay Branson | Minister of Student Ministries