Connect Groups

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. 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.

This Fall, the sermon series will be based on a book by Dan Kimball, How (Not) To Read The Bible, and all of our Connect Groups will focus on this book, as well. Pick a group that works for your schedule and join in on the community read. Connect Groups will start the week of September 18 and will meet for six weeks. This will be primarily a video discussion group - you are not required to read or purchase the book.

So, what is this book about? For centuries the Bible was called “the Good Book,” a moral and religious text that guides us into a relationship with God and shows us the right way to live. Today, however, some people argue the Bible is outdated and harmful with many Christians unaware of some of the odd and disturbing things the Bible says. This series, and the Connect Groups that are a part of it, are filled with personal anecdotes, visual illustrations, and memes reflecting popular cultural objections. Pastor Matt will be preaching on these difficult topics each week and our hope is that it is a lifeline for individuals who are confused or discouraged with questions about the Bible­­.

How (Not) to Read the Bible - Group 2

(begins Sept. 18 - 6 sessions)

Host: Don Putzier

Day/Time: Sunday evenings 6:30-8pm

Location: Fireside Room                            

How (Not) to Read the Bible - Group 4

(begins Sept. 20 - 6 sessions)

Host: Adela Scherer

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

Location: Fireside Room                            

How (Not) to Read the Bible - Group 6

(begins Sept. 20 - 6 sessions)

Host: Michelle Behsman/Jocelin Maine

Day/Time: Tuesday evenings 7:00 pm

Location: Fireside Room                 

How (Not) to Read the Bible - Group 8

(begins Sept. 24 - 6 sessions)

Host: Craig & Kim Peterson

Day/Time: Saturday mornings 9-10:30am

Location: Fireside Room              

How (Not) to Read the Bible - Group 1

(begins Sept. 18 - 6 sessions)

Host: Fred & Stacy Vanderwerf

Day/Time: Sunday evenings 6:15-7:45pm

Location: Vanderwerf home                       

How (Not) to Read the Bible - Group 3

(begins Sept. 19 - 6 sessions)

Host: Matt & Julie Sipe

Day/Time: Monday evenings 6:30-8pm

Location: Parsonage                         

How (Not) to Read the Bible - Group 5

(begins Sept. 20 - 6 sessions)

Host: Paulette Adams

Day/Time: Tuesday evenings 7-8:30pm

Location: Online                             

How (Not) to Read the Bible - Group 7 

(begins Sept. 21 - 6 sessions)

Host: Brad & Cheryl Propp

Day/Time: Wednesday evenings 7:30-9pm

Location: Fireside Room