adult ministries

Adult Discipleship at Hillside is about creating environments that can help each person

discover three key truths that transformed His first followers into world changers.

  1. Discover God's story- along the way Jesus kept revealing truths about Himself and the Father to the disciples.
  2. Discover Your story- the disciples went through many learning experiences that showed them the truth about themselves that ultimately transformed them.
  3. Discover the Merger- after three years with Jesus, the disciples discovered how their lives fit into God's purposes for the world; it was electric!
  • OWLS Ministry

    O.lder W.iser L.oving S.aints

    OWLS is our ministry geared towards individuals who can draw upon more life experiences to the table. The OWLS is led by a steering committee who plan at least one event a month for the group along with an annual retreat. For additional information or questions, please contact Bob & Marilyn Wilson by clicking here.

    Upcoming Events: 

    • March 22: Annual Pancake Breakfast
      The OWLS will meet in the Commons at 9:00 am for their annual Pancake breakfast. After breakfast, there will be a special presentation of "Kids and Critters" featuring art and music.
    • April 26: Stained Glass Factory Tour
      The OWLS will attend a tour of the Stained Glass factory in Middleton at 10:00 am with lunch to follow.
    • May 21-23: Higher Ground Retreat
    • June 14: Safari Tour
      The OWLS will be renting a bus and travel to "The Wilds" safari east of Columbus.
    • August 17: Air Force Museum Tour
      The OWLS will attend a guided tour of the Air Force Museum after enjoying an 11:00 am lunch at Hillside.
    • September 6: Annual Picnic at the Lucius'
      Join the OWLS is a time of great fellowship at the Lucius' home on September 6 beginning at 4:00 pm.
    • November 15: Annual Thanksgiving Banquet
      Come take part in giving thanks while enjoying a gourmet meal at 5:30 pm.
    • December 8: LaComedia Dinner Theater
      The OWLS will enjoy a matinee performance of "White Christmas" at LaComdia Dinner Theater on December 8.
  • Men's ministry

    Our men's ministry is designed to see men connect with other men so spiritual growth can take place. So often we lose touch with friends once we are adults and so we run alone. Men who run alone, besides just being lonely, are forced to face all the challenges of life without a wingman. You can find a wingman by getting involved in some of the below opportunities this year!

    • Men's Chili Cook Off: March 31, Hillside Commons from 6:00 - 9:00 pm. Click here to register for the event.
    For additional information or questions about
    our men's ministry please click here.

  • Women's Ministry

    Is there a place for me? Where would I fit in? At Hillside there are numerous opportunities for women to deepen, grow and connect. There is a place for everyone so try out these options and find the place that best fits your life, schedule and needs.

    • Mom's in Prayer
      Group gathers Sunday evenings to pray for their children, the area schools, and the teachers and staff at 5:00 pm, Alpha Church. It is an hour devoted entirely to prayer. If you would like to join or get more information, please click here.
    • Coffee & Conversations
      Group provides an environment for women to gather and fellowship, share a meal, get to know others, be creative and have meaningful conversations. The group meets on the first Friday of the month at varying locations with a special event gathering once a month. For additional information or questions, click here.
    • Women's Gathering
      This is a time of fellowship and an opportunity to get to know other women who attend Hillside all while enjoying a delicious meal. March's luncheon will be at BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse (by Fairfield Commons) on Tuesday, March 13 at 12:00 pm. RSVP to Margaret by clicking here. It is important to RSVP before any of the luncheons/dinners so everyone attending can sit together.
    • Chocolate Chip Cookies with Christ
      All ladies are invited to Chocolate Chip Cookies with Christ on Saturday, April 14 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. This is a time of fellowship and prayer. Please come and share what's going in your life and allow us to pray for each other. To request additional information or RSVP to the February event, please click here.
    • Brunch & Brushes
      You are invited to a Brunch & Brushes event on Saturday, April 21 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at Hillside Chapel in the Commons. Elizabeth Mason from Truth Be Told Art will instruct us on painting a beautiful scripture inspired sign. You'll get to hear how Truth Be Told Art, a Christian company was founded while brunching on delicious breakfast foods and sharing fellowship with other ladies. Click here to register for the event. Cost is $30. If you have any questions, click here to contact Beth.
  • Open space

    Most of us are pretty good at making time to tell God what we think we need, but it can be harder to find time to slow down and listen for His still, small voice. Open Space is a time we reserve once a month to do just that. A brief time of worship and teaching set the stage and provide guidance for some one-on-one time between you and the Lord. All are welcome regardless of experience

  • Life Groups

    Jesus took his 12 closest followers on a three year journey as they lived life together. It was in that environments of shared life and teaching that reshaped their lives and prepared them for God's purposes. Our Life Groups (LGs) are designed to create the same kind of Biblical community that changes lives!

    LGs consist of 8 to 15 people who meet 2-4 times a month to live in authentic relationships where they encounter truth together, pray together, laugh and cry together, share responsibility, serve together and invite new people to join in. We have many LGs that meet throughout the week in different homes so you will find one that fits your schedule and your location.

  • Prayer

    Jesus modeled a life in communion with the Father. Jesus said "I only do what I see the father doing." It is in prayer that he saw what the father wanted to do so he could follow the will of his father in everything. Prayer is so much more than just the worded prayers we're familiar with, it's union and communion with God and we're growing in various prayer practices.

    • Open Space (1st Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm)
    • Open Space is a Worship & Prayer gathering focused on learning how to hear the voice of God and growing in confidence that it is God speaking. 
    • Prayer Team
      After each service, our Prayer Team is available to pray with those who want someone to come along side and lift them to the Father.