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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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40 Questions About Interpreting the Bible

Spanish Trail Room 203 View Map
wednesday 6:30

40 Questions about Interpreting the Bible probes the most pressing problems encountered by churchgoers and Bible students when they try to read and understand the Bible. The author covers historical, interpretive, practical, and theological matters.
Fall B begins October 5.

  • length: 6 Weeks
  • starts: August 24
  • leader: Dan Davis & Dalton Smith
  • book fee: $12
  • childcare provided: yes

You & Me, Forever: Saving Your Marriage Before it Starts

Nine Mile Room TBA
sunday 9:30

A 10-week growth group for engaged and soon-to-be-married couples. We’ll explore what to expect in marriage and how to be the husband or wife God has designed us to be.

  • length: 10 Weeks
  • starts: September 11
  • leader: Dustin & April Scott
  • book fee: $30 per couple
  • childcare provided: yes

The Amazing Collection—Wednesdays

Nine Mile—Fall 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.

  • length: 6 weeks
  • starts: October 5
  • leader: Cathy Perry & Various Leaders
  • book fee: $10
  • childcare provided: yes

The Amazing Collection—Thursdays

Nine Mile—Fall 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.

  • length: 8 weeks
  • starts: October 6
  • leader: Cathy Perry
  • book fee: $10
  • childcare provided: yes

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: Pastor Jim Locke & Others
  • childcare provided: yes

God of Deliverance—Monday

Nine Mile Room L107 View Map
monday 6:00

In this 10-session study of Exodus 1-18 Jen Wilkin shows us Israel’s story is our story: the same God who delivered Israel also delivers all those He loves from slavery to sin and from service to the pharaohs of this world.  He lifts our eyes to His prepared promise land where we dwell with I AM and worship Him as the one true God.

  • length: 10 Weeks
  • starts: August 15
  • leader: Pam Frank
  • book fee: $16
  • childcare provided: no

How to Study the Bible Old Testament

Nine Mile Room L109 View Map
wednesday 6:30

Paul wrote to Timothy that “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness” (II Timothy 3:16). That means every portion of Scripture has value and should be studied by all disciples. Join us for this five-week class and learn how to handle the different genres found in the Old Testament.

  • length: 5 Weeks
  • starts: August 24
  • leader: David Ruffin
  • book fee: Free
  • childcare provided: yes

How to Study the Bible—New Testament

Nine Mile Room L109 View Map
wednesday 6:30

Paul wrote to Timothy that “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness” (II Timothy 3:16). That means every portion of Scripture has value and should be studied by all disciples. Join us for this five-week class and learn how to handle the different genres found in the New Testament.

  • length: 5 Weeks
  • starts: October 5
  • leader: David Ruffin
  • book fee: Free
  • childcare provided: yes

God of Deliverance—Thursday

Nine Mile Room L107 View Map
thursday 9:00

In this 10-session study of Exodus 1-18 Jen Wilkin shows us Israel’s story is our story: the same God who delivered Israel also delivers all those He loves from slavery to sin and from service to the pharaohs of this world.  He lifts our eyes to His prepared promise land where we dwell with I AM and worship Him as the one true God.

  • length: 10 Weeks
  • starts: August 18
  • leader: Pam Frank
  • book fee: $16
  • childcare provided: yes

Behold Your God

Nine Mile Room L107 View Map
wednesday 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: August 24
  • leader: Ken Bell
  • book fee: $15
  • childcare provided: yes

Better: a Study of Hebrews

Nine Mile Room L206 View Map
wednesday 6:30

In this verse-by-verse study of Hebrews we will explore how God provided something better for us in Jesus, demonstrate how the new covenant is superior to the old, and how Jesus is the fulfillment of every promise.

  • length: 10 Weeks
  • starts: August 24
  • leader: Megan Merritt
  • book fee: $15
  • childcare provided: yes

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