Small Groups

Group Life at Hillcrest | Experience for yourself why we say life is better connected!

As a welcoming church, we believe that God uses the people we surround ourselves with to help us connect, grow, and serve. 

HCC Group Life Agreement

Some groups are discussing the Sunday sermon each week. See below for what they're talking about:

Many of our small groups are taking the summer off. Please check back in mid-August for details about the start of our fall groups in September. Sermon Guides are taking a Summer Break.


Click below to indicate your interest in joining a group. We'll be in touch to help find a group that fits your schedule, interests, and needs.       

I'm interested in joining a Small Group!    

Small Group leaders create welcoming spaces to help enrich lives and grow faith. We've made it easy for you to lead! We'll provide weekly studies, ideas for socials, and support you as your group looks to serve in our local community.

Click below to take a step and see how God can use you to make space for people to connect, grow and serve. We'll be in touch to start the conversation.

I'm interested in starting a group.

You don't have to be perfect to lead a small group at Hillcrest. And you don't need to be a Bible scholar to be used by God to lead others. Small Group leaders at Hillcrest work to create a place where people can be real and grow. They get front row seat to the faith journeys of others and find that their faith grows along the way. Experience what God can do when you say yes to leading a group!

 OPEN! Sunday Truth Seekers Group

Studying the book of Habakkuk.

Sunday Group Leaders: Jim and Raye Beaty

Sundays, 9 to 10 AM. Meets at Hillcrest in Room 205.


OPEN! Sunday Exposition Group

Interactive expositional Bible study currently studying the book of Romans.

Sunday Group Leader: Rick Duwe

Sundays, 9:15 to 10:15 AM. Meets at Hillcrest in Room 204.


OPEN! Sunday Real Life Group

Hybrid group meeting in-person and online to discuss a book or topic of interest chosen by the group, relevant to our spiritual growth and mutual encouragement.

Sunday Group Leaders: Judy and Joe LeMaster

Sundays, 10:30 to 11:30 AM. Meets at Hillcrest in Room 204 and through Zoom.


OPEN! Sunday Sermon Discussion Group

Open forum that meets to discuss highlights and challenges from the sermon. Drop-ins are always welcome!

Sunday Group Leaders: Dale McGuinn and Cathy St. John

Sundays, 10:30 to 11:30 AM. Meets at Hillcrest in Room 205.


Sunday Night Small Group

Meets to build relationships, support one another, pray together, read Scripture, and use the weekly sermon discussion guide.

Small Group Leaders: Nate and Angela Powell

Sundays, 5 PM. Meets in the Leawood area.


OPEN! Sunday Gingrich Group

Meets to discuss the Sunday sermon.

Small Group Leaders: Larry and Kim Gingrich

Sunday evenings. 


Sunday Adult Small Group

Meets to talk about applications from the Sunday sermon.

Small Group Leaders: Jason and Brooke Heppner

Every other Sunday, 6:30 to 8 PM.


FULL: Sunday What's Next Group

Couples in 50-60s who love Jesus, family and friends. Navigating the last third of life with career, adult children, and aging parents. Serving and supporting in an out of the group.

Small Group Leaders: Dawn and Matt Dolliver

Sundays, alternating noon and evening. Meets at Hillcrest, in homes and offices.


Embark Small Group

Exploring a deeper relationship with Jesus and each other. Beginning a study of Divided We Stand by TrueFace.

Small Group Leaders: Doug and Judy Hall

Two Mondays per month, 7 to 8:30 PM. Meets in the Leawood area.


NEW! Wednesday Discussion Group

Small Group Leaders:  Nate and Kirsten Severson

Wednesdays, February 7 through March 20, 6:45 to 8:15 PM. Meets in the Hillcrest library.


OPEN! Wednesday Men’s Group

Weekly study for men typically using RightNow media to study a book of the Bible. Romans is the current study.

Small Group Leader: Matt Dolliver

Wednesdays, 7:30 to 9 PM. Meets at Hillcrest in Room 203.


OPEN! Wednesday Sermon Discussion Group

We gather together to discuss the sermon from the previous Sunday and find ways to apply it to our lives.

Small Group Leader: Mike Bettis

Wednesdays, 6:30 to 8 PM. Meets in the Overland Park area.


Young Empty Nesters

Non-retired people (fifties or early sixties) with adult children. Alternately studying a book or Scripture with discussing Sunday's sermon.

Small Group Leader: Doug Burford

Wednesdays, 6:30 PM. 


Wednesday Bible Study for Women

Our group for women is studying the Bible in chronological order using "The Bible Recap" by Tara-Leigh Cobble.

Small Group Leader: Brenda Stolle

Wednesdays, 7 PM. Meets in rotating homes.


Tuesday Gabel Small Group

Young adults gathering together to grow closer and reflect on the Sunday sermon.

Small Group Leader: Chris Gabel

Tuesdays, 6:45 PM. Meets in the Overland Park area.


OPEN! Thursday Study for Women

Women meeting to study God's Word together for discussion and fellowship. Matthew-Part 3 using Journible, where we write out our own copy of Scripture as we journey through the book. For women of all ages! 

Group Leader: Dana Ator

Thursdays, 9:30 to 11:30 AM. Meets at Hillcrest in Fellowship Hall. Starts up again on January 11.


OPEN! Saturday Men’s Group

Weekly Bible study for men on the book of Romans.

Small Group Leader: Matt Dolliver

Saturdays, 7 to 8:15 AM. Meets at Hillcrest in Room 203. 

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