Community Groups


Experience for yourself why we say life is better together.


Tami Rudkin

Tami Rudkin

Community Groups Pastor

E-mail | Phone:307-265-4073

Experience for yourself why we say life is better together.

We believe it is important that we are continuously growing in our relationship with the Lord as well as in relationships with one another. At Highland Park Community Church our mission is taking risks to pursue God and love like Jesus.  Community Groups meet regularly to study God’s word, pray for one another, and offer opportunities to build lasting relationships.

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Meet Your Community Group Coaches


Casey Nester

Casey Nester

Community Groups Assistant/Coach


Gretchen Hume

Gretchen Hume

Community Groups Assistant/Coach


Community Group Connect Card

Please fill out this form to help us connect you to a Community Group that best fits your interests. Someone from the groups team will contact you soon.


Married Couples' Groups

  • Just Married
  • Married without Children
  • Married with Children
  • Empty Nesters

Men's Groups

  • Various Stages of Life
  • Morning & Evening Groups

Women's Groups

  • Various Stages of Life
  • Morning & Evening Groups
  • Professional Adults & Mom’s Groups


  • Men, Women, and Couples
  • New to church or attending for a long time
  • 6-Week Class on Wednesday evenings. 

Co-Ed Groups

  • Mixed Men and Women
  • Married and Single
  • Inter-generational
  • Empty Nesters
  • Divorced and Widowed

College Groups

Navigating the complexities of college and faith is hard, and it’s even harder when you try to do it alone. Joining a small group gives you a place to be known, to be real, and to grow in your faith.

Interest Groups

Specialty groups that meet through the year and summer. Such as:

  • Camping Trips
  • Canoeing Groups
  • Classes
    • Financial Peace University
    • Divorce Care
    • Awaken

See the Family Ministry Page for more information on classes.

Digital Groups

Are you craving personal connection now more than ever? We know social distancing makes that hard and we want to help. We are offering 4-week digital groups to make it easier for you to connect with others.

All Church Study's

Meet for 4 to 6 weeks All Church Study’s happen in the September/January timeframe. Check back closer to those months for specific All Church Study options.

Lead A Group

Every Group Needs a Leader.  And every leader needs a group.

Group leaders create a place where people can be real and grow. Along the way, they find their faith grows as well. Perhaps it’s time for you to step up and lead. Curious about leadership? Take a step to see if group leadership is right for you.

Want to know more about group leadership at Highland Park Community Church? Let us help.

Community Groups FAQ’S

Joining a group can be intimidating. We hope this information makes things easier. Feel free to contact us with any additional questions.

What is a Community Group?

Community groups are small groups of approximately six married couples or six to eight individuals of the same gender that meet weekly for fellowship, Bible study, prayer, and accountability. They are for adults of all ages, stages of life, and spiritual maturity.

When and where do Community Groups meet?

Highland Park Community Church has Community Groups throughout Natrona County. Groups meet on the day that works best for them. Each community group decides when and where it wants to meet. Most groups meet at least 3 times a month.  As individuals seek to join a community group, we help them find people that are meeting on a particular night and in a certain area of town. All of our community groups meet in group members’ homes, in local businesses or at our church.

How long do Community Groups meet?

Groups who establish themselves as a Community Group commit to meet once a week for 12-24 months with a more relaxed schedule during the summer months. Each group meeting is approximately 1.5 hours each week.

What is your process for connecting to a Community Group?

The primary way we connect people into community groups is through an online registration and through our Ignite class. First, sign up by filling out our connect card and tell us a little more about yourself and your family.

What happens after I sign up?

Within a few days you will be contacted by the Community Groups Team and will provide you with with your next steps to joining a group.  We will get you registered for the next Ignite class and help you find the right group.  Our goal is to get you connected with a group as soon as possible.

What is Ignite?

Ignite is a catalyst for life-change that provokes questions and conversations with others in our church family and it offers beyond-what-is-comfortable group experiences designed to give you a glimpse of your story in God’s story.  Ignite is the on-ramp for getting connected to Community Groups and provides the opportunity to connect with God, the church community, and your purpose in life-changing ways. Think of Ignite as a personal journey – a journey with the goal of deepening your connection with God, His Church, and your purpose in the big, epic story He is writing through human history.  Ignite meets for 6 weeks in the spring and the fall.  Contact our Community Groups Team to sign up for the next Ignite. You don’t want to miss this experience!

Can I bring my kids?

Most groups that include families with children have a childcare plan. Some groups provide babysitters while others meet at the church during times that childcare is provided.

Are there Community Groups that are organized by life stage or interest area?

We believe that there is a great benefit in people from all life stages meeting together to study God’s Word. Therefore, all Community Groups are designed to be inter-generational and open to men and women, married couples, and singles. Our church offers other opportunities for people to meet in life stage or age-specific groups.  Contacting our Community Groups Team will ensure that you are connected to the best group for you. 

Are there Community Groups that meet at the church on Sunday mornings?

Yes, contacting our Community Groups Team will ensure that you are connected to the best group for you. 

Can I try out several Community Groups and pick the one I like best?

We want everyone to feel comfortable in their Community Group. If you attend a group and feel that it is not a “good fit” for you, we will help you find another group for you to try.

What do Community Groups talk about?

Twice a year we have an all church study and groups go through the same study . During other times groups choose own study. During the summer Community Groups focus on similar interests and activities.