Small Groups

Hills Groups

Hills groups exist to bring people together and grow in our relationship with Christ. We believe God created us to live in relationship with others and only then can we live the full life He intends for us. Sharing life with God in mind through community is part of our design, but meaningful relationships aren’t always easy to find. That’s why small groups exist—to make these life-changing relationships relevant and accessible to you.

Evening Groups

ALPHA
For Those Exploring Christianity or New BelieverAlpha is a series of interactive sessions that explore the basics of the Christian faith. Anyone in this group is free to explore life, faith and God in a friendly, open and informal environment. In each session, there will be a snack, a short talk via video and then an open discussion amongst the group participants. The video talks explore the big issues around faith and unpack the basics of Christian faith, addressing questions like “who is Jesus?”, “why and how do I pray?” and “how does God guide us?” The group discussion allows people to share their thoughts and questions about the talks without being judged.

If you are interested in exploring the Christian faith, or you are new to the Christian faith then this course is designed specifically for you.
Date: Wednesdays 7 – 8:45 p.m. Beginning April 19 – May 10, No cost. For location details Please contact Pastor Jan at jan@churchinthehills.ca

THE MIRACLE OF LIFE CHANGE (Chip Ingram)

“Can you imagine a life so changed, so transformed, that you are a little mirror of Christ on this planet? That transformed life can be yours, but you can’t do it alone. Using the Bible and practical examples, Chip Ingram will show you how to participate in the process of true metamorphosis that brings about a completely new you – a you that’s remade from the inside out. He’ll show you how you can think, feel and act differently because God’s Spirit has taken up residence inside you.”
Date: Wednesdays 7:30 – 9p.m.  2 Sessions remaining. Cost $17.00. For location details Please contact Pastor Jan at jan@churchinthehills.ca

Shaken (Tim Tebow)

WHO ARE YOU WHEN LIVE IS STEADY? WHO ARE YOU WHEN STORMS COME?  Most of us have been on the receiving end of rejection, a broken dream, or heartbreak. And while this is not an easy space to go through, when we are grounded in the truth, we can endure the tough times.

In this powerful series, Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow passionately shares glimpses of his journey staying grounded in the face of disappointment, criticism, and intense media scrutiny. Following an exceptional college football career with the Florida Gators and a promising playoff run with the Denver Broncos, Tebow was traded to the New York Jets. He was released after one season.

In Shaken, Tebow talks about what he’s learned along the way, building confidence in his identity in God, not the world. This moving series features practical wisdom from Scripture and insights gained from others who have impacted Tebow in life-changing ways.
Date: Thursday, 7 – 9pm Beginning April 20 for 6 weeks ending May 25. Cost $10-$20. For location details please contact Pastor Jan Muth at jan@churchinthehills.ca

BEING GOD’S MAN IN THE SEARCH FOR SUCCESS (Stephen Arterburn)

As Christian men, we crave true-to-life, honest and revealing bible study. Christians today are often ill at-ease. Yes, they have success in many areas; they also have significant problems. Many of the problems may a direct consequence of the inability to practice biblical openness and connect with other men. The outside life is in “order,” while storms of unprocessed conflict, loss, and fear eat away the resolve to maintain integrity. The solution lies in creating contexts for meaningful relationships among men. When a man is able to practice biblical openness with other men, he will move from secrecy to openness, from isolation to connection, and from pretence to authenticity.

Men don’t enjoy living on the barren islands of their own secret struggles. This study provides opportunities for their men to experience Christian male companionship centred in God’s Word and teaches us to lean on one another.
DATE: Thursday 7 – 8:30pm Beginning April 20 for 6 weeks ending May 25. Cost $15.00. For location details please contact Pastor Jan at jan@churchinthehills.ca

COFFEE, COMMUNITY AND THE BIBLE

For this group we decided to get back to some basics. The Bible talks about how believers should crave the word just as a natural baby craves milk. However so often rather than getting the nutrition of good milk, we settle for the fake and unfulfilling. This group plans to focus on feeding that deep craving in us all. God calls us to community with others and we hope through this group to build a community based on our desire to study the Bible and that alone. Anyone who is motivated to study the Bible is welcome. We plan to meet in a coffee shop each week and sped time going through the scripture and getting to know one another. If you feel you don’t have a place, then join us in our search of scripture and community.
Date: Thursdays 7 – 9 p.m. Beginning Apr 20, 2017. For 6 weeks. Cost free. For location details Please contact Pastor Jan at jan@churchinthehills.ca

CRAZY LOVE (Francis Chan)

It’s crazy, if you think about it. The God of the universe loves us with a radical, unconditional, self-sacrificing love. And what is our typical response? We go to church, sing songs, and try not to cuss. God is calling you to a passionate love relationship with Himself. Because the answer to religious complacency isn’t working harder at a list of do’s and don’ts—it’s falling in love with God.

This 10-week study follows a day-in-the-life of Francis in the form of ten, 10-minute segments that correspond to each chapter of Crazy Love. These thought-provoking teachings are designed to spark discussion, interaction, and provide practical application to the Crazy Love message.
Date: Tuesday, 7 – 8:30 p.m. Beginning April 18. Cost TBD. For location details contact Pastor Jan at jan@churchinthehills.ca

WATCH YOUR MOUTH (Tony Evans)

Your greatest weapon – for good or for evil – is your mouth. Join us to discover what the Bible teaches about talking and discover the power of spoken word to bolster your faith when you’re doubting, discern what should or shouldn’t be said so you honour God, and develop the ability to praise God and voice wisdom even in tough circumstances.

Don’t let your words bring cursing or destruction to you and those you love. Instead let your words minister to and speak life into the world around you. Your words release the very breath of God. Aren’t you excited to learn how?
Date: Monday, 7 – 9 p.m. Beginning April 17. Cost $20. For location details contact Pastor Jan at jan@churchinthehills.ca

CAVE OF ADULLAM

There is so much of sicknesses and diseases in the world. There is a real need for the body of Christ to rise up and recognize that they have been given the power and ability to use the powerful name of Jesus and pray for the sick. The body of Christ must move in power and anointing as in the days of Acts. Matthew 10:1,8. Acts 4:30. God is also looking for intercessors to stand in the gap and pray. Intercession is really a powerful tool in such a time as this Ezekiel 22:30. This small group will equip the body of Christ to move mightily in these areas.
Date: (TBA end of April) Cost $5.00. For more info and location details please contact Pastor Jan at jan@churchinthehills.ca

HOW TO STUDY THE BIBLE

Understanding the Bible isn’t for the few, the gifted, the scholarly. The Bible is accessible. It’s meant to be read and comprehended by everyone from armchair readers to seminary students. A few essential insights into the Bible can clear up a lot of misconceptions and help you grasp the meaning of Scripture and its application to your 21st-century life.

In this study we will answer the following questions: Why study the Bible? How do I get started? And How do I go deeper in God’s Word. Come learn how to use the tools that will help you for a lifetime of study.
Date: Tuesday 7 – 8:30, beginning April 18 for 6 weeks. Cost $10.00. For more info and location details please contact Pastor Jan at jan@churchinthehills.ca

THE GOOD NEWS OF TRANSFORMATION

For any guy (any age) who wants to grow spiritually and know God more through fellowship with others who desire the same. Emphasis on worship, prayer, and sharing our testimonies of what God is doing in our lives, and where we desire to see more of Him.
Date: Thursdays 7:30 p.m. Ongoing Join any time. Cost free. For more info and location details Please contact Pastor Jan at jan@churchinthehills.ca

LADIES DAYTIME GROUPS

MOMS and TOTS PLAY GROUP

This drop-in group is a place for moms to connect and kids to play. It’s also an outreach opportunity, so invite your friends!

There will be no formal devotional/bible study and there is no commitment or sign up required. To be sensitive to allergies, be sure any snacks you bring do not have any kind of nuts in them.

Join our facebook group called Moms and Tots Playgroup!
DATE: Every 1 and 3 Tuesday 9:30 – 11:30 Begining March 21, 2017. Cost is $4/family for each drop in session. Location is Harvest Hills Alliance Church 10099 Harvest Hills BLVD NW – Nursery. No Child Care

THRIVING IN BABYLON (Larry Osborne)

These are confusing times for many Christians. Traditional biblical values are not only rejected; it seems as if they’re attacked on every front. It’s all happened at warp speed, leaving many of us spiritually and culturally disoriented or even fearful, frustrated, and angry. How can we spiritually survive in an increasingly spiritually hostile environment? And is there any hope for the next generation?
In this 5-session series, Larry Osborne introduces us to a man forced to live in a last-changing and godless society. This man faced fears about the future, concern for his safety, and the discouragement of a world that seemed to be falling apart at warp
That man was Daniel, and with the power of hope, humility, and wisdom, he not only survived, but thrived.
Each session also includes real-life stories of people struggling to thrive in an ever-increasing godless society. Though Daniel lived thousands of years ago, he has much to teach us today.
Date: Thursday 12:30 – 2:30p.m. Begining April 20 – for 5 weeks. Cost $20.00.(Books) $5 (Handouts) Children welcome with parental supervision. For more info and location details Please contact Pastor Jan at jan@churchinthehills.ca

CAPTIVATING: Unveiling the Mystery of a Women’s Soul (John and Stasi Eldredge)

When you were a little girl, did you dream of being a beautiful princess? Rescued by a dashing hero? Swept away into a great adventure? In this updated edition, the Eldredge’s bring their male and female perspectives to the core desires of a woman and invite you to recover your feminine heart.
Date: Tuesdays 12:30 – 2:30 Beginning April 25 for 5 weeks. Cost $10.Children are welcome to play in playroom. For more info and location details please contact Pastor Jan at jan@churchinthehills.ca

CONNECTION GROUPS

J.O.Y. (Just older Youth) for ages 45+

This group offers the opportunity for individuals to get to know one another in a casual atmosphere outside of regular church services. Barbecue’s, Bowling and Dessert Nights,Day Trips to Rosebud Theater, The Passion Play in Drumheller, and Calgary Hitmen Hockey Games list some of the highlights of past events. 2017 will continue to offer occasions to get together while also looking for ways to serve others. Presenting opportunities for new people to get to know others in addition to the goal of seeing everyone participate in one of the Hills Groups, J.O.Y. connects people to people.
Facilitators: Dale and Janna Norlin, Marvin and Rhonda Poetker
Contact: Dale Norlin, dgnorlin@gmail.com to sign up for the next event

KNITTING

If you share a love for yarn or a desire to learn a new hobby, please come out and join our Sit n’ Knit group. We meet twice a week for fellowship and knitting or crochet, whatever your preference.
Date: Mondays, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Fridays 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Good Earth Coffeehouse 11988 Symons Valley Rd NW. For more details contact Charlotte at the4herpergers@shaw.ca

YOUTH and YOUNG ADULTS

JR HIGH

Date: Wednesdays 6 – 7:30p.m. On going. Please contact Pastor Jeff at jeff@churchinthehills.ca for more info and location details.

SR HIGH

Date:Wednesdays 7:30 – 9 p.m. On going. Please contact Pastor Jeff at jeff@churchinthehills.ca for more info and location details.

YOUNG ADULTS (1group, 2 locations)

Date: Every second Sundays Ongoing. Please contact Pastor Jeff at jeff@churchinthehills.ca for more info and location details.

LEADERSHIP

This group is for those involved in a leadership capacity within the church and will give an opportunity for our Lead Pastors to build, develop and inspire those in leadership. Our goal at Church in the Hills is to grow “big people”. This group will help strengthen develop your leadership capabilities so that you can engage more effectively with those you lead.
Date: May 28 6:15 – 7:30p.m. Childcare provided. Cost FREE. Contact Pastor Dave for more details dave@churchinthehills.ca