We can see the early church devoting themselves to the teachings of Jesus and the apostles.  While Hillcrest Church can provide opportunity for corporate worship, teaching, prayer and connections, we cannot coerce you to personally spend time with Jesus.  We all have to take personal responsibility for our own relationship with Christ.  We believe that through spiritual disciplines like bible reading, solitude and prayer, you will encounter Jesus.  When you regularly walk with Jesus, it may not always be an emotional experience, but through prioritizing time in your day or week to intentionally meet with Jesus, we know He will be with you and change you in small and large ways by the Holy Spirit.  We seek to know God for ourselves so that we can give to others out of an overflow of our own growing relationship with Jesus.

Psalm 23:1-3

"The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake."

Galatians 5:25

"Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit."



Take an Alpha course

Take the ALPHA course to learn more about Jesus and how I can have a personal relationship with Him.

Attend a Set Free Retreat

Attend a SET FREE retreat (March) so that I can deal with hurts, habits and hang-ups that are keeping me from becoming more like Jesus.

Attend a Hearing God Seminar

Attend a HEARING GOD seminar (Jan-Feb) to learn how to hear God's voice.

Attend a Prayer Summit

To learn more about prayer and listening to the Holy Spirit, come to one of our Prayer Summit prayer nights.

Carve out time to spend time with God

Block out time in your calendar to spend time alone with God in prayer and bible reading.  Take it a step further and set an alarm to get you into the habit.

Increase my time with Jesus

Increase your time alone with Jesus each day by 5 or 15 minutes.

Find  a Bible reading plan

Use your device and find  a YouVersion Bible plan.  Or join a LifeGroup.  Or grow through other material. Contact the office for a list of Bible studies for individual growth.

Listen to Worship music

Find and create a playlist of worship music that you can use to worship God on your own time.  Find music with scriptural / worshipful lyrics to help in spiritual formation (build your spirit).

Help others become stronger in their relationship with Jesus

If you have learned to incorporate these things into your relationship with Jesus already, talk to a Hillcrest leader about how you can help others learn to do the same.


Spiritual Disciplines

Grow in your faith through Bible reading, classes and more!

Mountain Range


Attend our Set Free Retreat so you can deal with hurts, habits and hang-ups that are keeping you from becoming more like Jesus.

Attend our Hearing God Seminar to learn how to hear God's voice.

Attend our Prayer Summits to learn more about prayer.