Gatherings of 5-12 people who meet regularly for discipleship, accountability, care, and service.
Some small groups have a specific focus such as missions or intercessory prayer, depending on personal interests. Others take on a more traditional small group format. You might enjoy a group with those who are in the same stage of life - or you might prefer something more intergenerational. You decide!
Each group determines the frequency of meetings, but every other week is recommended. Regular meetings will help you connect more quickly in authentic community. Each group decides on the length of its meetings, but usually around 1-2 hours. Most groups meet in homes, but the group's purpose and identity will dictate location.
Groups may last for just a few months - or they might last much longer. Don't be afraid of making a commitment. Each year the groups have on/off ramps in September and January that allow you to either change or continue on with your current group.
Each group is encouraged to pick their own curriculum, based on the needs of the group. You will certainly have input into your group's decision. Groups might study a book, enjoy a Bible study, watch biblical teaching videos, or discuss questions provided based on the weekly sermon. Every two years Hillside offers a church-wide study option for all the groups to join for a set period of time. This is always an enjoyable study that brings the church together with a single focus.
Although there are good reasons to keep a small group "closed" for a season, most of our small groups remain open for new people to attend. If groups become too large, a group can multiply by creating two groups. Some of our larger small groups choose to stay together for fellowship, but divide into two groups for discussion times.
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