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House-to-House Groups

Posted by scott on October 4, 2017

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Our House-to-House Groups here at Hillside are an integral part of where we are heading as a community. We know that our Sunday mornings cannot possibly provide the depth of learning, fellowship, and care needed to fully follow Jesus in this quickly changing world. We know that we were created to experience life with other people and our House-to-House groups help make this a reality. Click here for a .pdf guide for House-to-House Group ministry.

What is a House-to-House Group?

Our House-to-House Groups are groups of three or more people who gather each week in a home, workplace, or online. These are more than just social groups because they are keenly focussed on our five aims.

What Happens in a House-to-House Group?

Very simply, in a House-to-House Group, you’ll fellowship, care for one another, worship together, learn together, and pray together.

Fellowship: Fellowship is just a fancy word for building relationships. In our House-to-House Groups, we hope people find common ground, share interests and develop meaningful relationships with one another.

Discipleship: This goal of our House-to-House ministry is that we would all be driven deeper in our following of Jesus - that our rootedness in Jesus would increase. As we learn together, we’ll hold each other accountable for the application of our learning.

Ministry: House-to-House Groups allow people to serve according to their gifting. Are you hospitable? Perhaps you can host a group. Are you an encourager? This might be your role within the group. Do you have a musical gift? Maybe you could organize worship for your group. House-to-House Groups are a great place to test one’s ministry gifting.

Evangelism: Our hope is that as our House-to-House Groups grow and develop, they will serve as first contact opportunities with the Hillside community for one’s friends, family and neighbours.

Worship: Our House-to-House Groups will provide opportunities for the worship of God outside of our Sunday morning services. Each day is a day that the Lord has made; we’ll rejoice and be glad each time we come together.

What Does a House-to-House Group Meeting Look Like?

Our aim is to allow our House-to-House Groups to organize organically; you might decide that a longer meal portion might fit the desires of your group or an extended period of prayer might fit with the make-up of your group. Though we encourage natural organization, we are strongly encouraging that all five of these aspects are a part of any House-to-House Group.

A. SHARE: 30 minutes of fellowship - food and conversation

B. CARE: 10 minutes of weekly check in and encouragement

C. PRAYER: 10 minutes of sharing and prayer

D. LEARN: 30 minutes of worship, learning and discussion

E. COMMIT: 5 minutes of wrap-up

 

 

Date

H2H Video     

Discussion Questions

SESSION # 1
Week of October 8, 2017       Download Download
Week of October 15, 2017 Download Download
Week of October 22, 2017 Download Download
Week of October 29, 2017 Download Download
Week of November 5, 2017 Download Download
Week of November 12, 2017   Download Download
Week of November 19, 2017 Download Download
Week of November 26, 2017 Download Download
     
SESSION # 2
Week of January 8, 2018 Download Download
Week of January 15, 2018 Download Download
Week of January 22, 2018 Download Download
Week of January 29, 2018 Download Download
Week of February 5, 2018 Download Download
Week of February 12, 2018 Download Download
Week of February 19, 2018 Download Download
Week of February 26, 2018 Download Download
     
SESSION #3 (DISCUSSION QUESTIONS ONLY)
Week of March 19, 2018 Download
Week of March 26, 2018 Download
Week of April 2, 2018 Download

 

SESSION#4: FALL 2018 (DISCUSSION QUESTIONS ONLY)

Week of October 7, 2018  Download
Week of October 14, 2018  Download
Week of October 21, 2018  Download
Week of October 28, 2018  Download
Week of November 4, 2018  Download
Week of November 11, 2018  Download
Week of November 18, 2018  Download
Week of November 25, 2018  Download