Part of our mission at Hillcrest is to "disciple believers fully in obedience to Christ." We offer multiple opportunities to grow in faith and in knowledge of Scripture through a churchwide Sunday School curriculum, discipleship groups that focus on core disciplines of the Christian life, topical studies that examine what the Bible teaches about current events, and an ever expanding resource library.
In an effort to keep families together most nights of the week and to provide ample time for our members to be in community in their local neighborhoods, most of our classes and groups are held on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings.
The purpose of Hillcrest's Sunday School Hour is to develop followers of Jesus Christ who are equipped to contend for their faith with uncompromised conviction and a thorough understanding of essential Christian doctrine. We encourage every member to participate weekly. We believe that this is one of the most important opportunities for the discipleship of our body of believers. Because of this, we arrange our classes in such a way that generations of men are studying together and generations of women are studying together. The older or wiser are able to pour into the younger, challenging them to take their relationship with Christ seriously from an early age and preparing them to defend their faith as they move into adulthood. We ask our older and wiser believers to be ready to mentor, disciple, love and care for these young people. This distinction allows grandfathers and fathers and sons in the faith to study the Word together. And the same for grandmothers and mothers and daughters in the faith. Everyone studies the same content (from preschool to adult), but men and ladies study separately to allow for discussion of topics that pertain specifically to Biblical Manhood and Biblical Womanhood.
For more information about our Sunday School curriculum, visit The Gospel Project.
These groups are made up of three or four individuals who commit to meet together weekly for approximately one year to implement specific spiritual disciplines including scripture memory, confession of sin, accountability, and study of the Bible. The purpose is to equip members of the group to replicate this process with a new group of disciples after they have themselves have been intentionally discipled in this manner. The format attempts to capture of spirit of Jesus' method of extended personal investment the model with his own disciples.
Each Wednesday evening we offer classes that cover a range of topics, from the study of a particular book of the Bible, to an exposition of current events from a Biblical perspective, to topics such as marriage and family. These quarterly course offerings rotate throughout the year.
Hillcrest offers a wealth of resources available to check out including books, study materials, music, and videos. Our inventory is regularly growing and we also feature a resource of the month that we encourage the entire church body to take time to read. These books are carefully curated to provide readers with rich material that encourage Christian thinking and a Biblical worldview.
Hebrews 10:24 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.