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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 the church office, and we 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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A Study in 2 Peter

Spanish Trail
wednesday 6:30 pm

A coed group that will work through this letter to hone our skills in understanding and applying the Bible, especially to improve our personal Bible study time.

  • type of study: Coed | Doctrinal
  • length: 7 weeks
  • starts: April 3
  • leader: Dalton Smith
  • childcare provided: yes

Christ Centered Testimonies

Spanish Trail
wednesday 6:30 pm

A women’s group that, through examination of Jesus, the disciples, and the Old Testament, will work to understand the Lord’s purpose for us in honoring Him and sharing the Gospel.

  • type of study: Women | Equipping
  • length: 7 weeks
  • starts: April 3
  • leader: Jeslin Jones
  • childcare provided: yes

From Pride to Humility

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wednesday 6:30 pm

From Pride to Humility is a small book packed with biblical insight about overcoming the root of all sin: pride. In his 35 years of experience, author Stuart Scott has narrowed down pleasing God into one word: humility. But pride is the enemy of humility, and it infiltrates our lives in ways we may not even realize.

  • type of study: Coed | Equipping | Maturity
  • length: 4 weeks
  • starts: April 3
  • leader: Ryan McPherson
  • book fee: $5
  • childcare provided: yes

Gospel Fluency Handbook

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wednesday 6:30 pm

“I’m an unbeliever. So are you,” We slip in and out of believing God’s word about us and trusting in his work on our behalf. We forget who He is, what’s He’s done and in light of that who we are. Do these statements resonate with you? Then the Gospel Fluency Handbook was written for you. For those who’ve realized there are areas of life-your normal, everyday, busy life-where you disbelieve God, His goodness and His gospel. And, it’s for those who are keenly aware and weighted down by a failure to connect the way gospel truths actually matter to everyday life.

  • type of study: Coed | Equipping
  • length: 9 Weeks
  • starts: March 20
  • leader: Kevin Jones
  • book fee: $18
  • childcare provided: yes

GriefShare

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wednesday 10:00 am

A Grief Share group is a safe, welcoming place where people understand the difficult emotions of grief. Through this 13-week group, you’ll discover what to expect in the days ahead and what’s “normal” in grief. Since there are no neat, orderly stages of grief, you’ll learn helpful ways of coping with grief, in all its unpredictability—and gain solid support each step of the way.

  • type of study: Coed | Equipping
  • length: 13 weeks
  • starts: January 17
  • leader: Jodie Howes/Keith Johnson
  • childcare provided: no

GriefShare

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wednesday 6:00 pm

A GriefShare group is a safe, welcoming place where people understand the difficult emotions of grief. Through this 13-week group, you’ll discover what to expect in the days ahead and what’s “normal” in grief. Since there are no neat, orderly stages of grief, you’ll learn helpful ways of coping with grief, in all its unpredictability—and gain solid support each step of the way.

  • type of study: Coed | Equipping
  • length: 13 weeks
  • starts: January 17
  • leader: Jodie Howes/Keith Johnson
  • childcare provided: yes

One in a Million

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wednesday 6:30 pm

The Egyptians in Exodus 1 were intent on enslaving the Israelites, wearing them down so that God’s chosen people would become disillusioned and not live up to their destiny. Of the original two million Israelites who received God’s invitation to enter the Promised Land, only two actually entered it!

Similarly, modern day Christians often hear and understand the promises of God each Sunday morning at church but then rarely choose to experience them in everyday life. In One in a Million, Bible teacher Priscilla Shirer invites us to change that pattern for good, living beyond our circumstances and expecting to see God move in miraculous ways day after day. Without a doubt, we can find and follow God’s purpose for our journey. We can make it to the Promised Land!

  • type of study: Women | Equipping
  • length: 7 Weeks
  • starts: March 20
  • leader: Wendi Westmoreland
  • book fee: $17
  • childcare provided: yes

Systematic Theology: Doctrine of God the Father

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wednesday 6:30 pm

This group will be exploring the doctrine of God. It will give you a more complete and biblical understanding of who God is, thus enabling you to know Him more deeply and worship Him more completely.

  • type of study: Coed | Doctrinal
  • length: 8 Weeks
  • starts: February 28
  • leader: David Ruffin
  • childcare provided: yes

The Amazing Collection: Paul’s Letters to Pastors

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thursday 9:15 am

The Amazing Collection is a broad overview of each book of the Bible. This study teaches the who, what, when, where and why of each book of the Bible as well as the actual content of the book.

  • type of study: Women | Maturity
  • length: 5 weeks
  • starts: April 4
  • leader: Cathy Perry
  • book fee: $15
  • childcare provided: yes

The Amazing Collection: Paul’s Letters to Pastors

Nine Mile L104 View Map
wednesday 6:30 pm

The Amazing Collection is a broad overview of each book of the Bible. This study teaches the who, what, when, where and why of each book of the Bible as well as the actual content of the book.

  • type of study: Women | Maturity
  • length: 5 weeks
  • starts: April 3
  • leader: Cathy Perry
  • book fee: $15
  • childcare provided: yes

Wednesday Night Pastor’s Bible Study

Nine Mile NW Hall
wednesday 6:30 pm
  • leader: Pastor Jim Locke & Others
  • childcare provided: yes

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Dalton Smith
Connect Pastor | Spanish Trail
Heath Wilson
Connect & Biblical Soul Care Pastor
Mariah Rollins
Connect Ministry Assistant

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