Community Groups


Tami Rudkin

Tami Rudkin

Community Groups Pastor

E-mail | Phone:307-265-4073

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Life is better together.












Experience for yourself why we say life is better together.

We are all about loving God and loving people.  And the best way we know how to do that is by being involved in a Community Group.  It is together we can learn what it looks like in real life to love God and to love one another deeply.  We believe we are better together.

Meet Your Community Group Coaches

Casey Nester

Casey Nester

Community Groups Assistant/Coach


Gretchen Hume

Gretchen Hume

Community Groups Assistant/Coach


Getting connected to a Community Group is easier than ever before!
Text “Groups” to (307) 288-9157

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.

  • We highly encourage anyone interested in a Community Group to attend Ignite. Ignite is the starting ramp to finding your place to belong at Highland Park Community Church. If you have already attended Ignite, we would be happy to help you find a group that is right for you.

I.G.N.I.T.E. is a 6-week group facilitated by our Community Groups Team who will help you explore faith, group life, and more. On any given week, you can participate or just listen. We’ll meet you where you are. You’ll experience a judgment-free place that has helped hundreds of others safely explore their journey and next steps. We’d love for you to join us.



  • This is your starting point for groups.
  • Men, Women, and Couples
  • New to church or attending for a long time
  • 6-Week Class on Wednesday evenings.

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

Co-Ed Groups

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

Young Adult 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.

  • Graduated High School – Age 23
  • College Students
  • Young Professionals 

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

Our All-Church Study happens in the September/January timeframe. Check back closer to those months for specific All- Church Study options.

Join us this Fall as we kick off a new all-church study beginning September 12th, 2021

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.

Blaze – 

Blaze is a night of training for new leaders who are interested in leading a community group at Highland Park Community Church. Watch for new dates coming soon.

Propel –

Propel is for all leaders who lead a community group at Highland Park Community Church. Watch for new dates coming soon.

Check out why we believe we are #BETTERTOGETHER

Community Groups FAQ’S

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

What is a Community Group?

Community groups are small gatherings of individuals who meet weekly for friendship, Bible study, and prayer. Groups are for adults of all ages, stages of life, and spiritual maturity.

When and where do Community Groups meet?

We have Community Groups throughout Natrona County. Groups meet Sunday through Saturday; daytime and evenings. All of our community groups meet in group members’ homes, in local businesses, or at our church on Wednesday when there are kids and youth programming.

How long do Community Groups meet?

Typically, a Community Group will commit to meet once a week for 7-8 months. Summers are apart of our natural rhythm of rest so we follow a much more relaxed schedule in June, July and August. Groups may only meet 2-3 times in the summer for picnics, concerts, etc.

What is your process for connecting to a Community Group?

The primary way we connect people into community groups is through online registration and through our Ignite. 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 we will provide you with your next steps to joining a group.  We will register you for the next Ignite.  Our goal is to get you connected with a group as soon as possible.

What is Ignite?

Ignite is the on-ramp for getting connected to Community Groups. This is a fun, highly relationship-based experience. Ignite is intentionally designed to help you begin creating meaningful relationships with people at Highland and to connect you to God in new and meaningful ways. Ignite meets for 6 weeks. It occurs once in the fall, twice in the winter months and one time during the summer. 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?

All Community Groups are designed to include all ages, men and women, married couples, and singles.  Attending Ignite is the absolute best way to ensure that you are connected to the right people at this particular place in your journey. 

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, for whatever reason, that it is not a “good fit” for you, we will find another group for you to try. There is a group for you!

What do Community Groups talk about?

Twice a year we have an all-church study (preaching and group curriculum is designed to go hand in hand) and groups go through the same study.  During other times groups choose their own study. During the summer Community Groups focus on similar interests and activities.