Women’s Ministry

Women’s Ministries at Hillcrest


Women’s Bible Studies – Hillcrest offers morning and evening Women’s Bible studies. Studies start in January, June and September, with some studies starting mid-semester. Contact the church office for more information at office@hillcrestefc.org. Studies are currently done until after the New Year.

Women’s Bible Study Kick-Off

We will be at Neutral Grounds on Saturday, August 29th and Saturday, September 5th from, 9-11 AM to discuss our upcoming studies and help you register! Complimentary rolls and drip coffee offered. Studies will begin Tuesday, September 22nd!

Note: In the event that Seward Public Schools are closed or have a late start due to weather, WBS does not meet.

Tuesday mornings from 9-11 AM  

8 weeks | Sept 22-Nov 10

Childcare cost: $5 per child/$7 max per family, weekly. Please be sure to pre-register your child.

Seamless: The Bible, One Continuous Story
DVD series by Angie Smith
Co-leaders: Liz Noler and Michelle Bales
Book: $15

Whether you’ve grown up hearing Bible stories or you’re exploring Scripture for the first time, the full story of the Bible can be overwhelming. The 66 books may seem disconnected at first glance. In this study, Angie Smith shows you how the whole Bible–from Genesis through Revelation–connects as one beautiful, seamless thread. 

Hosea: Unfailing Love Changes Everything
DVD series by Jennifer Rothschild 
Co-leaders: Robin Zeigler, Esther Sander, Bonnie McCracken and Lisa Bennett.
Book: $14

The Old Testament book of Hosea is about an unlikely couple, Hosea and Gomer. Learn more about God’s amazing love for his wayward people. Each session has an approximately 30 minute DVD presentation followed by group discussion. The workbook consists of video and conversation notes, and five days of personal study at home.

A Message From God: Light Living in Dark Days
A study of 1st John by Pam Gillaspie
Leader: Dawn Navis
Book: $15

In our day, everything from music to politics is described as “Christian,” but are they? Is Jesus what our society or culture says He is? And who are the people who belong to Him? How can you know? Biblical truth can only be understood straight from God’s Word, not opinion polls. In this flex study, you’ll unpack 1 John in just seven weeks and see God’s message for yourself without the middleman of other’s opinions and ideas! You will learn how to discover Truth for yourself.  

Wednesday evenings 6:30-8 PM

11 weeks | Sept 9-Nov 18

Childcare not offered at this time

Understanding the Wounded Heart
Book by Marcus Warner
Leader: Vicki Hanseling
Book: $15

The world wounds us. The devil lies to us. We vow never to let it happen again. We spend our lives picking the fruit of our wounds. It doesn’t have to stay this way. This book introduces a simple model for understanding the wounded heart and offers some practical, transferable tools for experiencing God’s healing and transformation. Due to the vulnerable nature of this study, a strong commitment to attend is desired.


MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) – 1st and 3rd Monday evenings during the school year. 7:30-9:30 PM. **Childcare is NOT provided** 

Join us for an open house on Monday, August 24th from 7:30-8:30 PM. Mingle with other moms, view our meeting space, and sign up for MOPS.

Register for MOPS International and Local Seward MOPS. MOPS International dues are $31.95 for the entire year. This year, each meeting will be $4 (if you pay the day of) or $49 for the entire year—you can save $$ by paying in advance!

If you are unable to join us in person to register simply go to: www.mops.org/join and use our Group Code: N0CG. Or come early to our first meeting on Monday, September 7.

**MOPS leadership encourages all moms of kids up through Kindergarten to join us on Monday Evenings. If there is anything keeping you from coming, please reach out as we have options!** Contact Beth Greenquist 402-853-2316. Visit us on Facebook – “Seward MOPS” for more information. 


Lit-and–Latte, a book reading group meets the second Monday night of the month in the church library. Contact Dawn Navis (402-641-1808) for more information.

Gathering Table – 6-8 women, 4 questions, 2 hours, 1 time a month During a Gathering Table meeting, small groups of women meet together in someone’s home for refreshments and good conversation. No homework. No pressure. New groups begin every 4 months. Contact the church office 402-643-2316 for more information on how to sign up.

As Needed

Kitchen Committees – This is the ministry Hillcrest uses to care for one another in need: new babies, loss of loved ones, surgery, etc. For more information or if you know of a need within the church, call Dawn Navis (402) 641-1808.

Deaconesses – These are elected positions within Hillcrest. The deaconesses serve with an eye on the spiritual needs of women. They help with preparing communion, baptisms, and hospitality as needed.