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.
 
“DISCOVER HILLCREST”
  • On March 1 & 8, the inaugural offering of the “Discover Hillcrest” class will meet in the Missions Room at 9:15 am. Though required for membership at Hillcrest, the class is not solely intended for new members. It is a 2-week offering that covers the core values of HBC and how we express those in our various ministries. If you are new to Hillcrest, it is an excellent opportunity to ask questions and begin building some new relationships. Come join us in the Missions Room behind the big oak tree!
 
 
 

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.

 

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 February 19
    • 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.
  • Basics for Christian Living
    • Facilitated by Steve Wilson
    • Wednesdays, beginning February 19
    • 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, C101
    • A discipleship class that deals with the essential elements of the Christian life
    • Whether you are new to your Christian faith or need to solidify some foundational matters in order to share with others, this class will be an excellent tool.