University Ministry

Rest. Recognize. Restore.

Highland University Ministry participates in the restoration of God by prioritizing: rest, recognizing God living in one another, and restorative practices. We believe rest is both a blessing and a command from God and it requires intentionality. We believe one of the best ways to know God is to recognize God in others, and let others see the God that lives within us. This means we commit to sharing our lives with each other and remaining open to the ways God is speaking to us, through one another. Finally, we seek out and practice restoration, by living for God’s future in the here and now.


Sunday Morning Class
Sunday Morning Class

Our Bible Class is at 10am in the University Classroom (NW Corner on the 2nd Floor) at Highland. Our usual routine is to begin with a few minutes in fellowship before jumping into a lesson. On break for the summer.

Discipleship In Groups (DIG)
Discipleship In Groups (DIG)

Being part of a smaller community is part of what it means to belong and be recognized in University Ministry.

Discipleship in Groups is our expression of small groups for college-aged people in Abilene. It looks like a small cohort of people with a couple of Spiritual Mentors (some older adults who committed to investing in you) for an hour or so on Sunday evenings at 5:00pm at Highland’s main building (425 Highland Ave). On break for the summer.

Monday Night Fellowship
Monday Night Fellowship

Several Monday nights a semester, we gather in various locations (check our Instagram for details) at 8:00 to spend time together. This can look like playing games, watching movies, worship, or just hanging out. We believe here we get to recognize God in each other and ourselves when we get to know each other through worship, fun, and fellowship.

Be In The Know

Stay up to date with University Ministry through Instagram.

Fall Retreat

Fall Retreat is one of our favorite HUM traditions. Check out this video from 2023 retreat!

Get Connected at Highland

We value University students as full members of Highland. There are an abundance of ways to get connected to Highland outside of University Ministry.

University Ministry Staff

Robert Lopez De Castilla

University Minister

Leah Kranz

Associate University and Communications Minister

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