Join a Life Group
"So support one another. Keep building each other up as you have been doing" - 1 Thessalonians 5:11
Life Groups provide a place for people to be seen, heard and valued. They are not necessarily Bible studies, though some groups may connect around that. Life Groups provide a connecting anchor for those who are in the same season of life, enjoy similar activities or are simply friends choosing to prioritize in-person connections. Below are some of the life groups we have available for you to join. Please feel free to contact the group leader to get more information on how to get connected to that group.
We also encourage you to consider starting your own group. If you want help connecting with others that enjoy similar hobbies and activities as you do, or want to take advantage of the variety of video teaching we have available on topics like marriage, parenting, finances and spiritual growth, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Earlybirds - A women’s only group that meets from 6:30 - 7:30 a.m. on Tuesdays in Club 45 at Hidden Valley. A new video study called “Bad Girls of the Bible” will start on October 22. Contact Cindy DeKok if you are interested in joining or would like more information.
Starting Point - Starting Point is an eight-week gathering where your questions about God turn into a conversation about faith. In a Starting Point group, you can discuss your doubts and explore the trickiest topics of faith, free from pressure and judgment. Led by Pastor Scott Craddock. This is scheduled to begin on October 15th at 6PM, meeting at Hidden Valley. Please email Scott and let him know of your interest.
Men’s Breakfast Club - This group meets in the cafe area of Hidden Valley at 6:00 a.m. on Thursday mornings and is led by Derik Cree. This is an ongoing Bible Study group for men.
Linden Women’s Study - Staci James-Sauer and Hilary Troester co-host this women’s group that meets on Fridays in Linden. This is a mom / young children play group that meets on Friday mornings at 10:00 am for social time, lunch at noon and then mom's study from 12:30 - 2:30. This group is currently studying Chip Ingram's Effective Parenting in a Defective World. This is an ongoing group and you can jump in at any time. Contact Staci James-Sauer if you'd like to join or would like more information.
Friday Morning Group - Co-hosted by Bob Oberhauser and Lorie Rule. This group covers a wide variety of topics, usually video-based and is for men and women. It meets in Club 45 at Hidden Valley on Fridays from 9 – 10:30am. We will be doing a video study on the book of Ephesians starting on Friday, October 18th. Please contact Bob or Lorie if you’d like to join or would like more information.
1st, 2nd and 3rd John Bible Study - Led by Phil & Cindy DeKok Open to anyone. It meets at HVCC on Sunday evenings from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. Study will begin on October 27th.