At our Annual Meeting on August 25, Senior Pastor Randy Bohlender shared a brief presentation entitled The Church I See, laying out three specific areas of focus for the next few years at Hillcrest — prayer, local outreach and pursuit of the Holy Spirit. If you would like to read an expanded version of what he shared, you can find it here.
One night only! Because of the Labor Day weekend, we will have just one prayer night on September 1. Art supplies are available for kids in the sanctuary during the prayer time. All are welcome! Next three nights will be October 6, 7 and 8.
Connect and grow in your faith by joining a small group. New small groups are forming this fall for men, women and couples. Sign-ups start on August 25 and groups launch the week of September 8. Click here to see a list of open groups.
Arrange your life for spiritual transformation through a ten-week book study of Sacred Rhythms by Ruth Haley Barton. For both men and women, we'll meet on Mondays from 6:30 to 8 PM in the Hillcrest library. Sign-ups and book info here...
MOPS (Mothers of PreSchoolers) is a lively community of moms with children ages birth-5 years who meet two Mondays a month from September through May for food, friendship, speakers and laughs! More info and registration here...
Tabitha senior ladies | Join us from 1:30 to 3 PM for our school year kick-off. Tabitha meets for a program, encouragement, and prayer on the second Tuesday of the month September through May. RSVP to Jo Ann Memming at 913-381-5532.
Join us for four weeks with Joel Richardson as he traces the development of Messianic expectation as it unfolds throughout the Old Testament. Wednesdays, 9/11-10/2 from 6:30 to 8 PM. More information and sign up here...
New women's seven-week book study on Thursdays! Join us as we explore Terri Sullivant's book and learn the pathway for what your heart deeply longs. Meet us from 9:30 to 11:30 in Room 204. Book order and childcare details here...
Beloved Disciple women's study of the life and ministry of John starts September 12 | Join us for eleven weeks from 9:30 to 11:30 AM in Fellowship Hall. For details including book order information and childcare registration, click here...
Thursdays starting September 12 | Gather for a contemplative time of being alone together with God every Thursday in the chapel from 8:15 to 9:30 AM before the women’s studies. Questions? Contact Sharon Gentry at sharoncgentry@gmail.com or here...
Just added! Women’s book study of Hosting the Presence by Bill Johnson. Wednesdays from 1 to 2:45 PM in Room 205 starting September 25 with Maggi Pivovar. For how to purchase materials and prepare for the first time click here...
Visio Divina on Friday, September 27 | Encounter God through art from 6:30 to 8 PM at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Click here for more information on this practice of godly gazing. More here. RSVP to ckumeyerks@gmail.com.
Biblical Israel Tour is April 27 to May 8, 2020 | Hillcrest is co-hosting a trip to Israel with teaching by Joel Richardson. Stop by the Connection Center for more information or click here for more information and how to register. Space is limited!
Next baby baptism and dedication on Sunday, October 13 | Please fill out this form if you are interested in having your baby baptized or dedicated. Plan to attend a parent information meeting on Sunday, September 15.

2018-2019 Annual Report | Click here to view the Annual Report from last week’s Annual Meeting.