Bible Study

The various Bible study offerings at Hillcrest are designed for biblical community. Both parts of that phrase are important. These groups are centered on the study of God's Word and the application of its truth for life change. The group aspect of the study offers an opportunity for friendship, accountability, and support as we apply God's Word together.

Sunday School

Sunday Morning Bible Study – 9:15 am and 10:45 am
 
Our Adult Sunday Morning Bible Study classes are loosely organized by age groups, but all are welcomed to attend any class they desire. During the two time periods, which run concurrently with the Worship Services, we dive into the study of scriptural truths and how they can be applied to our lives. We use LifeWay’s Curriculum-Explore the Bible.
 
 
 
 
 

Life Groups

Life Groups meet off campus in homes throughout our community. While they meet throughout the week, most Life Groups meet on Sunday evenings from 5:00-7:00. These smaller groups offer a more casual setting for Bible study. Topics are set by the Life Group Leader and approved through our Disciple Life office.

  • College/Career: Andy Sibley (meets on Tuesdays, twice a month) 
  • 20’s to Early 30’s: Garrett Keller
  • 30’s: Hunter Hudson, Justin Poss/Tyler Carrington, Jared Sellers/Josh Pike
  • 40’s / 50’s: Gary Bradshaw, Lee Brown, Chris Lusker
  • 60’s: Don Weaver, Jim Duhaime, Larry Walters
  • Sr. Adults: Paul Pariseau, Bill Murrin/Ruth Walker (on campus)

 

Women's

Women’s Bible studies meet on campus on Wednesdays. Both morning and evening opportunities are offered. Topics change each semester, but always focus on applying the Bible to the various aspects of a woman’s life.

Examining Matthew (Leslie Mynatt)

  • Beginning January 8
  • 9:30am – 11:30am, 9-week study, F312
  • Sometimes studying the Bible for ourselves can seem daunting. In this discussion-oriented group, come learn the tools and methods for meaningful personal Bible study.

Trustworthy by Lysa Terkeurst (Sue Gilder)

  • Beginning January 8
  • 9:30am – 11:30am, 6-week study, F316
  • 6:00pm – 7:00pm, Multipurpose Room
  • Book: $16
  • When hard times come and it seems God is deviating from the plan we assume our life should follow, we’re much more likely to want to tame God, not trust Him. It’s then that we begin to press into our ways and our own timing. No human can carry the weight of being their own god, but so many of us try.

Journaling The Bible (Stephanie Watson)

  • Beginning February 12
  • 9:30am – 11:30am, 7 week study, F310
  • The group will use the Annual Bible Reading Plan to journal and discuss daily application of the truth in God’s Word.

Men's

Men’s Bible studies occur in both classroom and Life Group settings. The groups apply the truth of God’s Word to the discipleship topics unique to men.

  • Iron Sharpens Iron

Iron Sharpens Iron is an ongoing Men’s Bible Study Group 
Thursdays, 6:00 am – 7:00 am, Missions Room (E206)
Facilitator: Rev. Jim Duhaime

 

 

Personal

Systematically reading through the Bible exposes us to the whole counsel of God. It rescues us from the tendency to return repeatedly to only our favorite passages. Only God’s Word has the power to transform us into the likeness of Christ, as we apply its truths to our lives under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

 

Short Term

Short-Term Bible studies focus on particular topics or aspects of the disciple’s life. Topics can be broken into these major categories: basic theology, biblical stewardship, marriage and family, and biblical leadership development. In all of our short-term studies, the Bible is the core text and central authority.

  • Journey Through the Monarchy, Pt. 2 
    • Facilitated by Gary Bradshaw
    • Wednesdays, resuming January 8
    • 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Missions Room
    • An overview of the Jewish Monarchy covered in 1, 2 Kings and 1, 2 Chronicles for people at all levels of biblical knowledge.
  • Created to Serve: Discovering & Using Spiritual Gifts
    • Facilitated by Dr. Mike Watson
    • Wednesdays, beginning January 8
    • 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, C101
    • God didn’t just create us to serve, but to be fulfilled in doing so. Part of the fulfillment comes through serving according to our spiritual giftedness.