Adult Ministries

Equipping Classes – All Ages

Sunday Equipping Classes break for the summer.  Check back for information related to our Fall 2022 classes.

Care Groups

We know that Sunday mornings alone are not sufficient to cultivate relationships centered on loving and serving one another. Therefore, our church provides what we call, “Care Groups” which meet throughout Columbus, twice a month. Care Groups are one of the primary ways, we accomplish our Vision as a church.

The groups serve as a relationship network that facilitate fellowship and provide deliberate discipleship. These groups are made up of 10-20 people from all stages of life that typically meet in someone’s home or at the church. Groups generally enjoy a meal or dessert together, pray together, share life together, and study God’s Word together. We encourage every member of Highland Park to be involved in a Care group.

“Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.” Romans 12:9-13

Please contact Pastor Mike Escen by email at or call the church, 402-564-5853 for more information.

Meals on Wheels

Periodically, Highland Park is responsible to deliver Meals on Wheels. This ministry has a time commitment of one week, five times a year. It takes about an hour from start to finish, 11 am to 12 noon.  Parents and children are welcome to help as those who are shut in especially love to see little ones at their door along with a hot meal. If you would like to help in this ministry, contact Gina Gwinner or the church office, 402.564.5853.

Highland Park Men’s Ministry


Men’s Ministries

Iron sharpens iron, So one man sharpens another
Proverbs 27:17

Highland Park Men’s Ministry exists to bring men together for discipleship and encouragement; to grow in relationship with the Lord, leadership in families, service in the local church, and witness in the community (Prov. 27:17; 2 Tim. 2:2).

We accomplish these goals by:
  • Discipleship Groups/Bible Studies
  • Fellowship Events
  • Service Opportunities

For more information about this ministry, please speak to someone at the Welcome Desk or contact the church office at 402.564.5853

Men’s Bible Studies

Various Bible Studies are held throughout the week. Please contact the church office for a list of current studies.

Men’s Events

Keep checking back for events.

Women’s Ministries

Your Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.  Psalm 119:105

Journey was created to gather women around the Word and equip them for life’s journey.  Our goal is to help women go deeper in their relationship with Jesus and each other.

We accomplish these goals by:
  • Bible Studies
  • Selah Groups
  • Fellowship Events
  • Service Opportunities

For more information about this ministry, please contact Shelley Noonan- or Sue Christensen-

Women’s Ministry Bible/Book Studies

A variety of Bible and Book studies are held through the week.

Bible & Book Studies
Table Groups

Small groups of women gather once a month for a meal and discussion around The Table. Groups consist of women of varying ages and walks of life and discussion is centered on a book study based on the Word of God. Come hungry and leave satisfied!

If you are interested in being a part of a Table group,
Kathy Wolfe

Selah Bible Studies

The Selah method takes the portion of scripture to be taught in next week’s sermon and creates an opportunity to cultivate daily quiet time and gather in small group studies. The lessons are underscored
through the Sunday Sermon.

Selah Groups are small groups where discoveries and insights are shared. For more information about obtaining a Selah Exodus Study or joining a Selah Small Group, please contact Shelley Noonan (


Suggested Materials:

Selah Study Resource Sheet

Selah Method Filled Completed Form

Women’s Events

2nd Saturday Gathering– Come as you are to 38th Street Coffee on the second Saturday morning of the month from 9:30-10:30am. There is no agenda for this time other than to get acquainted and re-connect!