Connect Groups

Looking for a fresh opportunity to connect with others here at Hilltop? Whether you are still exploring this whole "Christianity thing" or are a long-time follower of Jesus, these ever-changing , relevant, short-term groups are a great way to connect with who we are at Hilltop. So dip your toes in the water, connect with other people, and discover what following Jesus is all about.

We encourage everyone at Hilltop to be a part of a Connect Group. Why? Because we believe that life is not meant to do alone. God designed us to be in community with others. Connect Groups are a great way to meet people, make friends, learn more about God and find real answers for life’s questions. 

Fall Session 2020

Men's Morning Risers

Host: Don Putzier 

Location: Fireside room

Day/Time: Friday Mornings 7:00 am - 8:00 am

Cost: None

Accountability group for men to share their faith. Contact Don Putzier at for more information.

Women's Bible Study (begins Oct. 6 - 8 weeks)

Host: Adela Scherer

Location: Adela's home

Day/Time: Tuesday afternoons 1:30-3:00 pm

Cost: $13.00

This women's group meets each Wednesday at Adela Scherer's House. They will be reading How Happiness Happens by Max Lucado this fall. Max shares the unexpected path to a lasting happiness, one that produces reliable joy in any season of life. Based on the teachings of Jesus and backed by modern research, How Happiness Happens presents a surprising but practical way of living that will change you from the inside out.

The Chosen (begins Oct. 12 - 9 weeks)

Host: Jeff & Paulette Adams

Location: Sanctuary

Day/Time: Monday Evenings 6:30-8:00 pm

Cost: none

The Chosen is the first-ever-multi-season TV show about the life of Jesus. Created outside of the Hollywood system, The Chosen allows us to see Him through the eyes of those who knew him. No matter where you are at in your journey with Jesus Christ, this TV show is for you. We will watch each episode in the sanctuary where we can physically distance and have time for discussion each week.

Making Sense of the Bible (begins Oct. 26 - 6 sessions)

Host: Pastor Matt Sipe

Location: ONLINE

Day/Time: Monday evenings 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

Cost: $12.00

In Making Sense of the Bible, Adam Hamilton invites us into an honest conversation about the Bible while considering the real questions people frequently ask that continue to divide Christians and denominations alike, including: Were Adam and Eve real people? Why is God so violent in the Old Testament? Why would Paul command women to "keep silent in the church"? Is Jesus the only way to salvation? How does God view gay people? Is the Book of Revelation a guide to the End Times? In approachable and inviting language, Hamilton addresses these often misunderstood biblical themes leading readers to a deeper appreciation of the Bible so that we might hear God speak through it and find its words to be life-changing and life-giving.



108 South Manitou Drive

Mankato MN 56001


  • White Facebook Icon
  • White Twitter Icon
  • White YouTube Icon
  • White Instagram Icon