Small Groups are the life of our church and the key to our growth as individuals. Small Groups meet weekly Monday-Thursday throughout the Pullman area. Some groups meet for an hour and a half while others meet for two hours; we know people are busy, so our groups make sure to start and end on time.
With the pandemic, we've adjusted how our groups are meeting in accordance with covid-19 guidelines. Facemasks are required for all in-person small groups gathering together. Size limitations of in-person groups are limited to 10 peple. Social distancing guidelines must be followed. We also have groups meeting in hybrid fashions (some in-person, some joining online), and some grous meeting entirely online. To find out what individual small groups are doing, email a group leader and find out how you might be able to connect.
Finding the right group
Here's what we've found works best for most people:
- If you've come to Hills with a friend and they already attend a group, ask if you can visit group with them. If the group's location or demographic doesn't work well for you, see if your friend can help you find a group that works better.
- Visit a Discipleship Community on the night that works best for your schedule. Discipleship Communities are typically held on the first full week of the month, Monday-Thursday from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at Hills. (Note: these Discipleship Communities are currently gathering entirely online (updated 08/20)).
- Try out a few different groups to find one that feels like it might be a fit. You can take a look at our Small Group board on Sundays, or check out Small Groups on our web site to see all of the current groups.
If you're visiting for the first time, it is best to contact the group leader to verify where the small group will be meeting that week.
Once a month, Small Groups gather at Hills for Discipleship Communities.
What is Discipleship Community?
A Discipleship Community (DC) is a mid-sized gathering of all the Small Groups that meet on a given week night. It gives people the chance to build relationships with people outside of their Small Group without being overwhelmed by the large numbers of people at a Sunday service. You do not already need to be a part of a Small Group in order to attend a Discipleship Community, and it's a great way to meet people in the small group(s) you might be interested in visiting.
Discipleship Communities meet at Hills for Bible teaching, worship, prayer, and connecting with friends; and a pastor kicks off the monthly small group topic by teaching through a text that is related to what our small groups will be discussing throughout the rest of the month. (Note: these Discipleship Communities are currently gathering entirely online for teaching, games, and prayer (updated 08/20)).