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The Lord Jesus taught His disciples in the setting of a small group. At Hillcrest, we follow our Lord’s example in Growth Groups. Growth Groups meet for a number of weeks to study the Bible together. These studies are organized by topic and are available for men and women of all ages. We encourage you to jump in and take your next steps in becoming like Christ.

Growth Group studies are based on three elements of Ephesians 4:15-16, equipping, doctrinal and maturity.

Equipping

These are GROWTH GROUPS that are designed to teach a specific skill. Example: Prayer, evangelism, discipling, parenting

Doctrinal

These are GROWTH GROUPS that are designed to teach sound doctrine. Example: Who is Jesus? What is Faith?

Maturity

These are GROWTH GROUPS that are designed to teach Christian character. Example: How can I be more joyful? Content? Patient?

A Growth Group (GG) is a seasonal small group of Hillcrest disciples who study the Bible together for the purpose of becoming like Christ. Ephesians 4:11-16 is the passage for our vision of Growth Groups. Pastors and teachers were given by Christ for the growth of disciples by equipping the saints for ministry work, for attaining unity of the faith, and for maturity. Thus, there are three categories of Growth Groups that we offer: equipping, doctrinal, and maturity.

GGs usually gather on Wednesday night, but some gather on other days throughout the week. All GGs meet on Hillcrest campuses.

GGs are offered seasonally. There is a Spring, Summer, and Fall set of offerings each year. You can find the current offerings listed below. Also, you can contact Pastor Eric Mitchell at emitchell@hillcrestchurch.com, and he can provide you direction on your Growth Group options.

Once you have reviewed the available offerings, and decided which one is best for you, you may join the GG by registering online. Most GGs have a fee to cover book costs. Once you pay for your book, it will be available at the first meeting.

Absolutely! Please join us on the second meeting. And if you determine that you cannot attend at all, you may join the same GG in a future offering.

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The Tech Wise Family

Spanish Trail Room 208 View Map
wednesday 6:30

If you are interested to learn about biblical and practical ways to manage the ever-growing presence of technology in your life and that of your family, come join us for a study of Andy Crouch’s The Tech Wise Family.

  • length: 6 weeks
  • starts: January 19
  • childcare provided: yes

Practical Theology for Women

Spanish Trail Room 206 View Map
wednesday 6:30

Have you ever wanted to understand the deep things of the Word but been put off by the intimidating vocabulary of theologians? Have heavy doctrinal themes felt beyond you and your everyday world? If so-if you’ve ever thought theology was too deep, too impractical, or too irrelevant for your life as a woman-this book is for you.

  • length: 9 weeks
  • starts: January 19
  • book fee: $15
  • childcare provided: yes

How to Study the Bible

Nine Mile Room L205 View Map
wednesday 6:30

Join us for this six week class where you will learn and practice basic principles to better read, study, and apply God’s Word to your life as you seek to become like Christ.

  • length: 6 weeks
  • starts: March 23
  • leader: David Ruffin
  • book fee: None
  • childcare provided: yes

Behold Your God

Nine Mile Room L104 View Map
monday 6:30

Each lesson focuses on one aspect of God’s character while also learning about a notable man or woman of God such as John Knox, Hudson Taylor, Anne Judson, John Newton, Edward Payson, and John Bunyan.

  • length: 13 weeks
  • starts: January 24
  • leader: Ken Bell
  • book fee: $10
  • childcare provided: no

The Amazing Collection—Wednesdays

Nine Mile—Spring A Room L104 View Map
wednesday 6:30
Nine Mile—Spring B Room L104 View Map
wednesday 6:30

The Amazing Collection takes you on a unique journey through the Bible, pointing to Jesus from Genesis through Revelation. You’ll see that everything, since time began, has been moving toward eternity, when God and His people will dwell together forever, because of Christ.

Spring A starts January 19.

Spring B starts March 23.

  • length: 9 weeks
  • starts: January 19
  • leader: Cathy Perry & Wendi Westmoreland
  • book fee: $10
  • childcare provided: yes

The Amazing Collection—Thursdays

Nine Mile—Spring A Room L104 View Map
thursday 9:15
Nine Mile—Spring B Room L104 View Map
thursday 9:15

The Amazing Collection takes you on a unique journey through the Bible, pointing to Jesus from Genesis through Revelation. You’ll see that everything, since time began, has been moving toward eternity, when God and His people will dwell together forever, because of Christ.

Spring A starts January 20.

Spring B starts March 24.

  • length: 9 weeks
  • starts: January 19
  • leader: Cathy Perry
  • book fee: $10
  • childcare provided: yes

In His Image

Nine Mile—Mondays Room L107 View Map
monday 6:30
Nine Mile—Thursdays Room L107 View Map
thursday 9:00

Sometimes we ask What is God’s will for my life? when we should really be asking Who should I be? The Bible has an answer: Be like the very image of God. This study helps us understand who God intends us to be. 

Childcare available Thursdays only.

  • length: 10 Weeks
  • starts: April 4
  • leader: Pam Frank
  • book fee: $10
  • childcare provided: yes

None Like Him

Nine Mile—Mondays Room L107 View Map
monday 6:30
Nine Mile—Thursdays Room L107 View Map
thursday 9:00

God is self-existent, self-sufficient, eternal, immutable, omnipresent, omniscient, omnipotent, sovereign, infinite, and incomprehensible. We’re not. And that’s a good thing. In None Like Him, Jen Wilkin invites us to celebrate the freedom that comes when we rest in letting God be God.

Childcare is available Thursdays only.

  • length: 10 Weeks
  • starts: January 24
  • leader: Pam Frank
  • book fee: $8
  • childcare provided: yes

Seeing Jesus: Encountering the Wonder of Jesus through the Gospels

Nine Mile Room L109 View Map
wednesday 6:30

Each Gospel paints a unique picture of Jesus Christ. Do you know what each Gospel author wanted you to know about our Savior? If not, join us for a study on the gospels that will open your eyes to the wonder of Jesus.

  • length: 9 weeks
  • starts: January 19
  • leader: Kate Hollimon
  • book fee: $10
  • childcare provided: yes

The Why & How of Marriage

Nine Mile Room NW Hall
sunday 11:00

A 10-week growth group for all married couples. No matter how long you have been married, this class will benefit you as we take a look at the most common issues that keep a marriage from being all that God designed it to be.

  • length: 10 Weeks
  • starts: January 23
  • leader: Nadine Kimsal & Randy Johnson
  • book fee: None
  • childcare provided: yes

Who is Jesus?

Nine Mile Room L109 View Map
monday 6:30

Intended as a succinct introduction to Jesus’s life, words, and enduring significance, Who Is Jesus? offers a compelling portrait of Jesus Christ. This book encourages readers to consider the history-shaping life and extraordinary teachings of the greatest man who ever lived.

  • length: 9 weeks
  • starts: January 24
  • leader: Rosemary Staples
  • book fee: $12
  • childcare provided: no

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