DiscipleshipDiscipleship Training at Hillside is an ongoing process of maturing believers in their walk and dedication to the Lord. One important point to remember is that we are not meant to go through our Christian walk alone. We need each other to help us grow, as well as provide opportunities to minister to one another.
Discipleship occurs in many different formats and we try to offer a variety of ways that you can connect and grow.
Home Groups serve to connect you to a small group within Hillside for more continuous fellowship, learning and support. These meet during the week at different homes of HCC members. Individual classes are periodically offered for instruction on a variety of topics including issues related to men and women, financial stewardship and parenting.
Age specific groups (youth, young adults, men, women, over 45) meet for fellowship and instruction appropriate for their life stage.
Discipleship Training is another avenue to deepen your relationship with Jesus. Regular instruction occurs every Sunday from 8:30-9:30am before services. This is not age or gender specific. We intentionally want anyone in whatever stage to deepen their walk with Christ.
The intent of Discipleship Training is to produce mature, fruit-bearing believers. There are five key ways that we do this at HCC.
- In Him through His Word (Ps 138:2, John 15:7,John 17:7)
We learn how to read and apply God's word to our lives.
- In Him Through Prayer (1Thes 5:16-18, John 15:16)
We strive to effectively communicate with God through prayer.
- In Him through Service (Mk 10:42-45, Luke 22:24-27)
Jesus always discipled His followers by having them actively meeting the needs of one another and the world around them. Becoming a servant is a key element of discipleship.
- In Him through Loving Each Other (John 15:17, 1John 4:20-21)
Of all the people that Jesus commands us to love, we are to love those in His church family in deep meaningful ways. This is not always easy... and extends beyond the HCC family to any church and individual that belongs to the Lord.
- In Him through Losing Our Attachment to the World (John 15:18-20, James 4:4, 1John 2:15-17, Luke 8:14)
We are to be in the world but not of the world. As we mature, the things of this world become less important to us and the reality of being with Christ becomes our primary focus.