Connect Groups

Looking for a fresh opportunity to connect with others here at Hilltop? Whether you are still exploring this whole "Christianity thing" or are a long-time follower of Jesus, these ever-changing , relevant, short-term groups are a great way to connect with who we are at Hilltop. So dip your toes in the water, connect with other people, and discover what following Jesus is all about.

We encourage everyone at Hilltop to be a part of a Connect Group. Why? Because we believe that life is not meant to do alone. God designed us to be in community with others. Connect Groups are a great way to meet people, make friends, learn more about God and find real answers for life’s questions. 

Spring Session 2021

Men's Morning Risers

Host: Don Putzier 

Location: Fireside room

Day/Time: Friday Mornings 7:00 am - 8:00 am

Cost: None

Accountability group for men to share their faith. Contact Don Putzier at for more information.

First Word. Last Word. God's Word. (begins Feb. 15 - 6 weeks)

Host: Michelle Behsman

Location: ONLINE

Day/Time: Monday Evenings 6:30-7:45 pm

Cost: $13.00

What are the two most important words of the day? J.D. Walt believes that it is the first word and the last word. Who gets the first word in your day? Who gets the last word? First Word. Last Word. God's Word. is a daily scripture challenge that will begin on Ash Wednesday. Along the way we will reflect together on how to increase the priority and prominence and woven-ness of the Word of God in our everyday lives.

The Chosen (begins Feb. 23 - 7 weeks)

Host: Jeff & Paulette Adams

Location: Sanctuary

Day/Time: Tuesday Evenings 6:30-8:00 pm

Cost: none

The Chosen is the first-ever-multi-season TV show about the life of Jesus. Created outside of the Hollywood system, The Chosen allows us to see Him through the eyes of those who knew him. No matter where you are at in your journey with Jesus Christ, this TV show is for you. We will watch each episode in the sanctuary where we can physically distance and have time for discussion each week.

The Color of Compromise (begins Feb. 25 - 6 sessions)

Host: Pastor Matt Sipe and Erin Anderson

Location: ONLINE

Day/Time: Thursday evenings 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm

Cost: $14.00

The Color of Compromise by Jemar Tisby is an acclaimed, timely narrative of how people of faith have historically--up to the present day--worked against racial justice. And a call for urgent action by all Christians today in response. It is both enlightening and compelling, telling a history we either ignore or just don't know. Equal parts painful and inspirational, it details how the American church has helped create and maintain racist ideas and practices. You will be guided in thinking through concrete solutions for improved race relations and work toward a racially inclusive church.



108 South Manitou Drive

Mankato MN 56001


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