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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.


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



2020 Growth Groups


Coed Growth Groups



Affirming the Apostle’s Creed

Leaders: David Ruffin
Doctrinal
8 weeks
Beginning October 7
Wednesdays at 6:30pm
9 Mile Campus, L202
Childcare Provided
Book Fee: $8


Taking God at His Word

Leaders: Eric Mitchell
Doctrinal/Maturity
8 weeks
Beginning August 19
Wednesdays at 6:30pm
9 Mile Campus, L104
Childcare Provided
Book Fee: $10


Biblical Soul Care in the Church
Various Leaders
Equipping
8 weeks
Wednesdays at 6:30pm
Beginning October 7
9 Mile Campus, L205
Childcare available
No Book Fee


Jesus Among Secular Gods

Leaders: Keith Johnson
Doctrinal
6 weeks
Beginning August 19
Wednesdays at 6:30pm
9 Mile Campus, L206
Childcare Provided
Book Fee: $14


Pathways

Leader: Keith Johnson
Maturity/Doctrinal
6 weeks
Wednesdays at 6:30pm
Beginning October 7
9 Mile Campus, L206
Childcare available
Book Fee: $14


Three Circles Evangelism Training

Leader: Doug Kimsal
Equipping
6 weeks beginning October 7
Wednesdays at 6:30p
9 Mile Campus, L104
Childcare available
No book fee



Women's Growth Groups



Jude

Leader: Kathy Green
Maturity
7 weeks
Wednesdays at 6:30pm
Beginning October 7
Spanish Trail Campus, Room 206
Childcare Provided
Book Fee: $14


God of Creation: Genesis 1–11
Leader: Pam Frank
Doctrinal
10 weeks
Mondays at 6:00pm
Beginning August 24
Thursdays at 9:00am
Beginning August 27
9 Mile Campus, L107
Childcare Provided, Thursday only with RSVP
Book Fee: $14


The Practice of Godliness

Leader: Sheryl Rivers
Maturity
12 weeks
Sundays at 4:00pm
Beginning August 16
9 Mile Campus, L104
Childcare Unavailable
Book Fee: $13


Trusting God

Leader: Cathy Perry
Maturity/Doctrinal
12 weeks
Wednesdays at 6:30pm
Thursdays 9:00am
Beginning October 7 & 8
9 Mile Campus, L203
Book Fee: $9


Written On My Heart

Leader: Kate Hollimon
Equipping
8 weeks
Wednesdays at 6:30pm
Beginning October 7
9 Mile Campus, L109
Childcare Provided
Book Fee: $15


Discipl(h)er

A main focus here at Hillcrest is to make disciples that make disciples. One way we’re doing this with our women’s ministry is through Discipl(h)er. A discipl(h)er is a spiritually maturing woman that walks alongside other women, helping them to know Christ, live for Christ, and become more like Christ, by using the Word of God, the Wonder of God, and the Work of God. If you’re interested in joining a disciple group, click below.

New groups begin January 2021


Men's Growth Groups



Toolbox For Life
Leader: Various Leaders
Equipping
Wednesdays at 6:30pm
Starts August 19
9 Mile Campus, L107
Childcare Provided
No Book Fee


Toolbox For Life
Leader: Various Leaders
Equipping
Wednesdays at 6:30pm
Starts October 7
9 Mile Campus, L107
Childcare Provided
No Book Fee


How to Shepherd Your Family
Leader: Heath Wilson
Equipping
Starts August 20
Thursdays at 12:00pm
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