GROWTH GROUPS



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. Register for a Growth Group below!  For more information contact Mariah Rollins in the Church Office.

2019 Growth Groups



Ephesians 4:11-16 is the foundational passage, undergirding the vision for Growth Groups (formerly known as Focus Groups). Therein, Paul teaches that the pastors and teachers were given by Christ for equipping the saints for ministry work, for attaining unity of the faith, and for maturity. In this passage, I see three very clear and distinct categories of Growth Groups that we can offer:

Equipping [These are Growth Groups that are designed to teach a specific skill. E.g. Prayer, evangelism, discipling, parenting]
Doctrinal [These are GGs that are designed to teach sound doctrine. E.g. Who is Jesus? What is faith?]
Maturity [These are GGs that are designed to teach Christian character. E.g. How can I be more joyful? Content? Patient?]

What is the goal of this rebranding? To emphasize the purpose and intended outcome. Paul concludes our vision passage with a clear answer to this question:

“Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to GROW UP in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body GROW so that it builds itself up in love.” Ephesians 4:15-16




Coed Growth Groups



Becoming Like Christ
Leader: Eric Mitchell
7 weeks
Wednesdays at 6:30pm
Starts October 9
9 Mile Campus, L202
Childcare Provided
Book Fee: $10
Maturity


Experiencing Scripture
Leader: James Bradley
7 weeks
Wednesdays at 6:30pm
Starts October 9
9 Mile Campus, L104
Childcare Provided
No Book Fee
Equipping


3 Circles
Leaders: Ray Hinnant and Mark Cramer
8 weeks
Wednesdays at 6:30pm
Starts October 9
Spanish Trail Campus, Room 202
Childcare Provided
Book Fee: $10



Women’s Growth Groups



Pathways
Leader: Sheryl Rivers
6 weeks
Sundays at 4:00pm
Starts October 13
9 Mile Campus, L104
No Childcare
Book Fee: $13
Maturity


Chronological Bible Study
Leader: Vicky Bell
Ongoing
Wednesdays at 6:00pm
9 Mile Campus, L109
Childcare Provided
Book Fee: $35






Men’s Growth Groups



Life Questions: A Class for
New or Non-Believers

6 weeks
Wednesdays at 6:30pm
Starts October 9
9 Mile Campus, L201
Childcare Provided
Book Fee: $15
Equipping


Life Foundations: A Class for
those walking with Christ

6 weeks
Wednesdays at 6:30pm
Starts October 9
9 Mile Campus, L202
Childcare Provided
Book Fee: $16
Equipping


Life Perspectives: A Class for Mature Believers
6 weeks
Wednesdays at 6:30pm
Starts October 9
9 Mile Campus, L203
Childcare Provided
Book Fee: $17
Equipping