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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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Wednesday Night Pastor’s Bible Study

Nine Mile Room NW Hall
wednesday 6:30

The apostle Peter describes his first letter as “the true grace of God” (1 Pet. 5:12). His readers were suffering and downcast. In light of everything going on in our world today, many among us share those same sentiments. So, let’s find our hope in the true grace of God! Join us at 6:30pm on Wednesday nights this summer as we study 1 Peter!

  • length: 10 weeks
  • starts: June 15
  • leader: Eric Mitchell & Others
  • childcare provided: yes

In His Image

Nine Mile—Mondays Room L107 View Map
monday 6:00
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: 6 Weeks
  • starts: March 21
  • leader: Pam Frank
  • book fee: $10
  • childcare provided: yes

The Amazing Collection—Wednesdays

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 B starts March 23.

  • length: 8 weeks
  • starts: March 23
  • leader: Cathy Perry & Wendi Westmoreland
  • book fee: $10
  • childcare provided: yes

The Amazing Collection—Thursdays

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 B starts March 24.

  • length: 8 weeks
  • starts: March 24
  • leader: Cathy Perry
  • book fee: $10
  • childcare provided: yes

How to Study the Bible

Nine Mile Room L206 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

The Why & How of Marriage

Spanish Trail Room Room 208 View Map
wednesday 6:30

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: March 23
  • leader: Various
  • book fee: None
  • childcare provided: yes

Gentle & Lowly

Nine Mile Campus Room Northwest Hall
sunday 9:30

Christians know what Jesus Christ has done—but who is he? What is his deepest heart for his people, weary and faltering on their journey toward heaven? Jesus said he is “gentle and lowly in heart.” In Gentle and Lowly, Dane Ortlund reflects on these words, opening up a neglected yet central truth about who Jesus is for sinners and sufferers today.

  • length: 10 weeks
  • starts: May 29
  • leader: Eric Mitchell
  • book fee: $12
  • childcare provided: yes

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