FOCUS GROUPS



Focus Groups at Hillcrest are intentional opportunities for you to CONNECT with other believers in becoming like Christ. For more information contact Mariah Rollins in the Church Office.



Men's Studies

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Family

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Facilitated by Josh Barber
Life Application Study | Men Only
Wednesdays beginning September 6 | 6:30pm-8:00pm
Room L204 | Book Fee $9.50 | 8 weeks

In this study men will discover the six keys to true spiritual leadership in the home:

• Deciding: Taking ownership of their own spiritual journey
• Demonstrating: Modeling a relationship with God
• Displaying God’s love in their relationships with their wives
• Displaying God’s love in their interactions with their children
• Daily spiritual leadership through fostering spiritual connections in the home
• Daily spiritual leadership through serving

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Friendship

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Facilitated by Bobby Wilson
Life Application Study | Men Only
Wednesdays beginning September 6 | 6:30pm–8:00pm
Room L202 | Book Fee $9.50 | 8 weeks

God’s Word is clear about the importance of godly friendships and how God designs
them to complete us spiritually. If you ever hope to win the battles you face in your
spiritual journey, you must be connected to godly men. The problem is that many men
today act as if they don’t need friends and they’re paying the price. Risking
relationships is not easy for men, but it’s non-negotiable for God’s man. When you
stand with others who share your spiritual goals, you achieve them faster. That’s God’s
way. Godly friendships create consistency, provide care and support, stimulate healthy
confession, produce new connections, and make you complete in Christ. They produce
positive changes in your character, convictions, conduct, and commitment to do life
God’s way.

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Sleeping Giant

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Facilitated by Danny Brady and Daniel Francis
Life Application Study | Men Only
Wednesdays beginning September 6 | 6:30p | Room L201 | Nine Mile
Wednesdays beginning September 6 | 6:00p | Room 202 | Spanish Trail
Book Fee $15.50 | 6 weeks

The church has an “800 pound gorilla” in the room: Men. Many pastors see the need
but are at a loss for how to really engage men in their culture and church context.
Deep down they know they haven’t yet inspired men into the mission and vision of th
local church on the same scale as women. Meanwhile, most men feel further detached
from worship, left only with worldly expressions of manhood to fuel their identity.
Sleeping Giant is a punch in the gut and pat on the back for pastors and men
worldwide, a powerful biblical approach that will bring them together and awaken
some serious ministry potential. And a church that gets men right can slay another
dragon: Global injustice. Injustice against women, children, and all innocents is rooted
in broken male culture. The Bible says “Just as through the disobedience of the one
man many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of one man many will be
made righteous” (Romans 5:19). As the church disciples men into an identity and
purpose that transcends culture, they will move from Adam and death over to Jesus
and life. You can see it taking place in Acts 2 following Pentecost, when widespread
repentance and changing of men’s hearts brought God’s justice and relief to people. A
masculine revolution happened then, and it can happen today.

Temptation

Temptation

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Facilitated by Kirk Bradley
Life Application Study | Men Only
Room 202 | Spanish Trail
Sundays beginning September 10 | 8:15a
Book Fee $9.50 | 8 Weeks

Some men have learned the secret of being undivided between what they believe and how they actually think and live. They possess integrity. They’ve gained new perspectives on the trials and temptations they face, new tools to help them overcome automatic human responses to challenging situations, and new actions that produce humility and flexibility in God’s strength.



Women's Studies


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Breathe

Facilitated by Wendi Westmoreland | Life Application Study

Beginning November 1 | Room L109 | Childcare Available

6 Weeks | Book Fee $10

One of the greatest challenges among women in our culture is taking time to stop and cease from all the activities and busyness and just breathe. We are in bondage to busyness. We constantly strive to complete the limitless to-do lists that hinder us from experiencing all that God has for us. We miss the moments because we rush ahead to the next thing. By neglecting time for tranquility, serenity, and repose, we limit our Christlikeness and miss out on some of God’s greatest gifts. It is time for us to breathe and build margin into our lives for God. In the Old Testament, God instituted principles and laws that would transform the Israelites’ mindset. He didn’t just want them legally free; He wanted them to be able to walk in the freedom and enjoy it. So God gave them many gifts, including boundaries in which to enjoy those gifts. Sabbath was intended as a gift, and it is still a gift to us today. If you are weary, worn out, and exhausted the concept of Sabbath will change your life.

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Hosea

Facilitated by Tonya Robbins | Life Application Study

Beginning October 18 | Room L203 | Childcare Available

5 Weeks | Book Fee $13

Hosea, an old-testament prophet, preached his own life message using his marriage as the sermon illustration. The study of Hosea looks deeply at that message. It provides background to better understand the intricacies of the man and his message. You’ll be guided to understand, but more especially to apply the message of the prophet of love. The book will challenge us with judgment so harsh it will singe our hair—an unheeded sermon warning of devastating doom shortly to come. But it will show us the kind of love we dream about. Be amazed by the love of Hosea for his wayward spouse—and more amazed by the unfailing love of God for His wayward people, and for all people. Hosea showers us with hope—hints and portents pointing to the coming of the promised Messiah.

Bible Doctrine

Chronological Bible Study with Bible Doctrine

Facilitated by Vicky Bell | Scripture Study | Women Only
Mondays beginning August 28 | 6:00-8:00p | Room L109
Ongoing Study | Book Fee $

A multi-year, verse-by-verse study using a chronological Bible, with concurrent studies in systematic theology, apologetics, and Bible doctrine


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Think Differently

Facilitated by Pam Frank | Life Application Study | Women Only
Mondays beginning August 28 | 6:30-8:00p | Room L107
Thursdays beginning August 31 | 9:00-11:00a | Room L107 | Childcare Available
12 Weeks | Book Fee $13

Why is it so hard to think differently? Thinking determines outcome more than anything else. Your actions, attitudes, and self-awareness all flow from the way you think. This study will help you face the reality that nothing is going to change until you think differently. Changing the way you think is one of the hardest tasks you can take on. With Gods help, this study can help change you!


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Amazing Collection

Facilitated by Joan Coleman and Melody Brooks | Scripture Study | Women Only
Mondays beginning August 21 | 6:30-8:00p | Room L104 (Nine Mile)
Tuesdays beginning August 22 | 6:15-7:45p | Room 208 (Spanish Trail) | Childcare Available
Ongoing | Book Fee $10

Amazing Collection is a three-year study that walks you through the entire Bible from Genesis to Revelation in a way that is compelling, exciting and thought provoking. Through this study, both the new believer and the seasoned student will gain a better understanding and a clearer vision of God’s redemptive story.


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Relationships

Facilitated by Cathy Perry and Sheryl Rivers | Life Application Study | Women Only
Wednesdays beginning August 23 | 6:30-8:00p | Room L104 | Childcare Available
Thursdays beginning August 24 | 9:00-11:00a | Room L104 | Childcare Available
Sundays beginning August 27 | 4:00-6:00p | Room L109
12 Weeks | Book Fee $15

This study is designed to help women value their relationships, understand why relationships are so difficult, and rejoice in God’s grace that can bring healthy, Godly relationships. It will provide practical help for strengthening relationships in a broken world to include direction on how to resolve conflicts, have difficult conversations, grant forgiveness, overlook weaknesses, celebrate strengths, and grow casual relationships into deep friendships.


Breaking Free

Breaking Free

Facilitated by Melanie Madeira | Life Application Study | Women Only
Tuesdays beginning September 5 | 9:30-11:30a | Room L203 | Childcare Available
10 Weeks | Book Fee $16

Based on Isaiah 61:1-4, this in-depth Bible study draws parallels between the Israelites in captivity and believers in spiritual captivity. Beth uses Scripture to help identify spiritual strongholds in your life and explains that anything that hinders you from the benefits of knowing God is bondage.


COED Studies

Christian History

Facilitated by Brian Wright | Theology Study | Coed

Wednesdays beginning August 23 | 6:30-8:00p | Room L107 | Childcare Available

8 Weeks | No Book Fee

Ancient Truth for Modern Times: A Survey of Church History

Many current trends, difficulties, and successes in the Body of Christ around the world can be traced to movements and emphases that have occurred in the last 2000 years of Church history. This Wednesday night course will survey the history of the Church from its birth at Pentecost, on through the Medieval, Renaissance, and Reformation periods. The course will provide an introduction and orientation to the major issues, events, and individuals that God has used to shape the Body of Christ. More than just facts and figures of history, you will gain a greater insight and understanding of how we can become more effective servants of the Lord, as we follow in the footsteps of the pioneers of our faith and avoid the pitfalls of the past as well!


Growing with C.S. Lewis: A Guided Reading Group

Facilitated by Brian Wright | Coed

Wednesdays beginning October 25 | 6:30-8:00p | Room L107

8 Weeks | No Book Fee

Most people have heard of C. S. Lewis, and many have read some of his works, but few people seem to know the impact of God upon his life or Lewis’s impact upon modern Christianity. In fact, a reader’s poll by Christianity Today rated one of his works the most important Christian book of the twentieth century. Join us as we read and discuss two of Lewis’s classic works, The Screwtape Letters and The Great Divorce, while also getting to know a little bit more about Lewis himself.


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Grief Share

Facilitated by Mike and Ann Boone | Life Application Study | Coed

Mondays Beginning August 14 | 6:30-8:00p | Heritage Hall

13 Weeks | Book Fee $15

The Grief Share study cover topics essential to your recovery from the hurt of grief and loss. The study is produced in a compelling format and feature interviews with grief recovery experts, mini-dramas, on-location video, and real-life stories of people who have experienced the death of a loved one.