Get Plugged In

It is our desire to see Hills View grow smaller as we grow larger by continually getting newcomers plugged in with small groups of believers in what we call "Life Groups," It is in these life groups that lasting friendships are developed - this is where you will truly experience the "community" aspect of Hills View E-Free Church.

A place where everybody knows your name!

At Hills View we want to provide the opportunity for people to get to know one another in close, personal relationships. That's why Hills View has several life groups. We want you to feel welcome by connecting people to others in meaningful, life-giving relationships. The only requirement for being in a life group is the desire to make new friends. The Hills View family is a friendly place and we encourage everyone to find a place to feel connected and to belong. The relationships you will build will be instrumental in your spiritual growth and progress as you ask questions, build friendships, receive prayer, and have fun. Big things happen in small groups.

Ultimately, the heart of the Life Group ministry is expressed in 1 Thessalonians 2:8:

“…we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well, because you had become so dear to us.”


What happens at these meetings?
Basically, we do everything in our life group meetings that we do in our celebration services but in a more intimate, informal setting where we are free to be ourselves.

The primary emphasis of each meeting is to build relationships so that we can connect to people in caring Christian relationships. It is a place where we can share our need and struggles. It is also a place where trust is built as we get to know each other and develop relationships.

How Do I Get Involved?
Join a Hills View Life Group and experience life in community. There truly is a place for you! Look through the list below & contact the leader. If you have further questions, contact our Life group Coordinator Naomi at nmendel@hotmail.com and she will help you find your place in a Hills View Life Group!



Consistent Groups:      
Topic Leader Location Day/ Time/ Frequency
 Study, "Transformed" Cal & Sheri Christensen
845-325-8701 or Email
Homes Sundays / 6:30 pm / 1st & 3rd
No child care
Classic Christianity Ladies

Vonnie Henry Email



 Sermon Study

Jared & Julie Tomlin  Email
605-545-2592 (Jared)
605-545-2591 (Julie)

11565 Blue Ridge Rd

Sundays / 12 pm / 1st & 3rd

No formal child care but kids are welcome

Prayer Group Tom Casey 
at the church Mondays / 7 pm / weekly
Doing Life Together

Bart & Laurie Torbert  Email

JD & Julie Hewitt   Email

 Various homes Wednesdays / 6:30- 8pm / weekly
Men's Monthly Breakfast

Cal Christensen Email


at the church 1st Saturday of the month / 7:30 am
Women's Monthly Brunch

Patty Broer


at the church

3rd Saturday of the month/

11:00 am

Men's Eternal Investments

Ron McLaughlin
Terry Pulse

Rimrock Exchange
514 St. Joseph Street
Rapid City
Wednesdays / 7 am / weekly
High School Youth Group

Zac Soetmelk  Email


 Home Wednesdays / 6:30-8 pm 
Kids SHINE Life Group age 3-12

Emily Baumiller Email

at the Church - Gym and kids classrooms On Summer Break!
Middle School IGNITE Life age 12-14 (ish)

Anne Herb  Email

at the Church - Front office On Summer Break!
Ladies - Lysa Terkquerst's The Best Yes

Kim Roth Email

at the Church - Fellowship Hall On Summer Break!
The Truth Project

Tom Casey / Dave Rempel

at the Church - Front office Thursdays / 6:30 weekly
Crafting Fellowship

Cindy Maendel Email

Cindy's Home -Sun Valley  Thursdays / 6-8pm bi-weekly
Ruth - You have a Kinsman Redeemer

Liz Maude


at the Church

Wednesdays / July 11,18,25

6:30 pm

 New Groups:  Click HERE to view

pictures and information on new studies.