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Care and Support

Find Healing in a Broken World

We all face trials, but we don’t have to go through them alone. God has called us to serve our neighbors who are suffering or hurting. If you’re having trouble navigating life’s challenges, we want to come alongside you and help you experience the relief and comfort offered in Jesus Christ. Whatever prayer, care, or assistance you need, we can help.

Immediate Needs

Relief in Christ

Because dilemmas and emergencies don’t always occur at a good time, for after-hour emergencies call 512-331-5050 (dial 2 after hours) and someone from our minister on-call team will return your call as soon as possible.

Benevolence Ministry

Our Benevolence Ministry provides assistance when you need help navigating life’s challenges. If your financial issues have become too overwhelming, let us help you in tackling that challenge. We can walk with you as you make decisions and connect you with other ministries or agencies that can support you in your time of need. The Benevolence team assesses requests for financial assistance from individuals in need and then works with them toward a solution, which may include providing temporary, short-term assistance.

If you are in need of short-term assistance, call us at 512-331-5050, or email us at [email protected]

Prayer

Praying with People and for People

God wants to hear from us – all of us – especially in our greatest times of need. Whether you’d like to pray alongside someone on a Sunday morning, or would prefer to have a team pray privately for you, let us help.

Every Sunday, you can fill out a prayer request form in the bulletin. Simply drop it off in the offering plate or give it to an usher. To request prayer for anyone, we must have that person’s permission.

Submit a Prayer Request Online

Prayer Chain Team

This team responds with faithfulness and confidentiality to the many requests for prayer that is received each day via email.  Join this team and pray for requests by praying where you are.  To join our team and receive prayer requests through your email CONTACT US!

Unceasing Prayer Movement -Praying for Our City

Hill Country Bible Church is joining churches across our city to make Austin, Texas the most prayed over city in America.  Therefore, we have selected the 3rd Monday of each month as our day to cover 24 hours in prayer.  Click on the link below to sign up for the 30-minute prayer slot (you can take more than one slot) to make sure we have someone praying during all 24 hours of the day.  With your prayers, God can make amazing things happen in our city! 

SIGN UP FOR UNCEASING PRAYER TEAM

Serving in Prayer Ministry at Hill Country

If you have the heart to pray for others and alongside others, we would love for you to consider serving in the Prayer Ministry at Hill Country.  If interested in serving on one of our teams  CONTACT US! 

Financial Classes

Biblical Stewardship of God's Gifts

Many of us struggle to surrender our finances to God’s wisdom and direction. Sometimes, that results in severe consequences in our lives and relationships. Fortunately, the Bible supplies us with a tremendous amount of wisdom with over 2,300 scriptures that deal with money and possessions.

At HCBC, we offer several opportunities to dive deeper into your own personal finances and become a good steward of God’s resources. Through classes like Financial Peace University and Legacy Journey, you can gain insight and understanding of how to best use, invest, and give your financial gifts to further God’s Kingdom.

Find out about Financial Peace University

Celebrate Recovery

Recovery for Life's Hurts, Habits, & Hang-Ups 

God’s healing is full, and it is freeing. If you are haunted by shame, blame or guilt, discover God’s redeeming and restoring love through Celebrate Recovery. Celebrate Recovery is a safe place where you can unlock God’s healing power in your life as you process your trials with others who share similar struggles. The result is peace, joy, and a deeper relationship with God.

Monday nights starting April 6th will be online only.

7:15 PM - 7:45 PM - Large Group Online - Live Content
7:45 PM - 7:55 PM - Participants sorted into Open Share Groups (Meeting locks at 7:55 PM so no joining after that point.)
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Online Open Share Groups
 
To attend ONLINE CR starting Monday, April 6th.
  • Send email to [email protected] and you will be added to the invitation for CR online. 
  • Once you receive the invitation you will have the Zoom.us room number to join us Monday nights. 
  • Additional details for Monday night will be in the invitation you will receive once we have received an email from you. 
We are looking forward to seeing you in our Online Open Share Groups!

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GriefShare

LOSS HURTS and WE WANT to HELP

If you have lost a loved one, you may feel people don't understand your pain and suffering.  Although this is a confusing and challenging time, GriefShare provides a safe place to join a group of others who understand the emotions you're enduring.  In this community, you'll find peace, comfort, and the resources to rebuild your life.  You don't have to suffer through the grieving process alone.

Classes begin online Tuesday, August 18 @ 6:30pm

Cost is $20 for workbook.  To attend Online GriefShare and for more information please send an email to [email protected] 

We look forward to seeing you online.

Job Seekers Network

Helping You Find a Better Fitting Job Faster

During COVID-19, Job Seekers Network has expanded their services and offerings. Please visit www.job-seekers-network.org for updated virtual meeting times.

Join Job Seekers Network for free meetings each Monday. You will receive excellent job search training, encouragement, and the opportunity to network with nearly 100 other job seekers. This is a proven process to help you find a better fitting job faster. JSN primarily helps those who need a resume to get a job.

Meetings are from 9-11:30 am. Newcomers arrive at 8:40 am. A typical meeting includes a guest speaker and small group training on personal branding, resumes, LinkedIn, interviewing, networking, and more. JSN also offers special workshops on career direction and life purpose / calling.

No pre-registration is required, and the dress is business casual. JSN is open to everyone – you don’t have to be a member of Hill Country Bible Church or any church to attend.

For more information and to send job leads, please visit: www.job-seekers-network.org

Testimonials:

“I paid $5,000 to another career service organization for essentially the same training I could have gotten for FREE at Job Seekers Network. That’s why I volunteer my time to Job Seekers Network.” –  Douglas Mitchell, JSN Alumni/Coach

I trust JSN and know that they are concerned with the whole person – their job search needs, sure, but also their emotional and spiritual needs. Helping them find work that fits them so that they don’t end up unemployed again in 3 month makes a huge difference.” – Michael Brown, JSN Business Partner 

“I have been to over 300 job search groups around the United States, and Job Seekers Network is truly one of the best.”  – Abby Kohut, National Job Search Expert & Author

DivorceCare

Healing from the Hurt of Divorce

DivorceCare classes are designed to help you work through the challenges that come with divorce, all in an atmosphere of hope and support. Each seminar covers important and helpful topics such as anger, self-esteem and boundaries. Whether you are separated, newly divorced, or have been divorced for years, DivorceCare will meet you where you are and help you improve your life.

Classes begin online Monday, August 17 @ 7:00 pm

Cost is $20 for the workbook. To attend Online DivorceCare and for more information please send an email to [email protected] 

We look forward to seeing you online.


Widows in Touch

Completeness in Christ

Learning to navigate life as a single woman again is difficult and full of unique challenges. Widows in Touch seeks to provide women with hope, encouragement, and an eternal perspective. By connecting widows with one another, we hope to create an environment where Jesus Christ can forge powerful, supportive relationships as you discover His continuing will for your life.

Our Purpose: The Widows in Touch Ministry exists to support, love and encourage widows, as we look together to Christ for our hope and future.

If you would like to attend please contact Judy Miller for details.      

Contacts 

  • Jean Bringol  | 512-632-2500 | Email
  • Judy Miller    | 512-940-1280 |Email
  • Mary Page    | 913-558-2116 | Email


Testimonies

“There were times when I thought I was the only one.  Even though I had friends and family for support, unless you have been there and lost the love of your life, they really couldn’t understand what I was going through.  Therefore, sharing with other widows has been a life saver.”  -MJP

“This group has been such a blessing for empathy, support, laughs, tears, spiritual growth, and friendship!! Love a sister in the Lord.”  -MP

“The widows’ group keeps me grounded in God’s Word, moving in the right direction.  Love, love the book studies we’ve had. Coming alongside another who is grieving, reaching out to her in time of sorrow heals me also.” -RAM

“I feel accepted and open to share feelings and thoughts I often hold inside.  I am free to laugh at the silly things we say and know that no one will think I’m not being proper.”

Freedom in Christ

Finding Freedom 

DUE TO COVID-19 CONCERNS, WE HAVE CANCELLED ALL  GATHERINGS/MEETINGS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  

Freedom in Christ 

The 10-week course is designed to help you both understand and live in your identity in Christ.  In this course, you'll learn tools to replace lies that you might believe about yourself with the truth of God's Word.  Participants also learn ways to experience lasting life-change and freedom.  Make plans to join this powerful course! 

For more information or questions contact our FIC Team.

Special Needs Ministry

Where All God’s People Experience the Impact and Love of Christ

Our Special Needs Ministry will open August 30th during the 10:45 am Service. 

Our Philosophy
We believe every man, woman, and child should have the chance to experience the life-changing reality of Jesus Christ that speaks to them personally. We want to partner with you and your family by providing loving support and connecting you with other families in a community where the love of Jesus is shared in a real, impactful way.

On Sunday Mornings at Lakeline
Enter the school entrance (behind church- door facing portable) and you will be greeted by our Volunteers! After checking in with our volunteers take the stairs or elevator to the second floor.  You will find our Special Needs hallway off of the second-floor children's lobby.  

Special Needs Classrooms
We offer classes for all ages and all abilities during the 10:45 am services.

** Mrs. Laura's class for adults will not meet untill further notice.  We encourage our adult friends to attend worship service with their families**

Pre-register your child online
If you will be visiting on a Sunday morning, please fill out this form so we can better serve you during your visit!

We can't wait to meet and encourage your child!  They will have fun playing and participating in age-appropriate activities while experiencing an engaging time of worship and learning about God's love for them. 

                 

Parent Class 
We want to serve the entire family from our special needs community! Parents of special needs kids and adults meet virtually on Sunday mornings on ZOOM. If you have any questions or would like more information on joining our parent class Shelly Corbin at [email protected]

Volunteer Opportunities
We have several opportunities for both students and adults to serve in the Special Needs Ministry. Whether you’d like to be a classroom teacher, greeter, or friend, we have a place for you both on Sunday mornings and throughout the week. To join the team fill out this awesome form: Volunteer Form

Deaf Ministry

Support for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Worship Service 9:00 am | Worship Center
Hill Country Bible Church welcomes both children and adults in the deaf community. We are committed to ensuring deaf individuals and their families experience meaningful worship, teaching, and interaction. We offer ASL interpretation during the 9:00 am Lakeline worship service.  

Interpretation Services
If you have a need for sign interpretation for an HCBC ministry or event, please email Shelly Corbin.
We do our best to provide an interpreter when requested; we work with mostly volunteers and cannot guarantee their availability. 

Volunteers Needed
If you know sign language and would like to volunteer in the deaf ministry please contact Shelly Corbin.

Marriage Clinic

Three-Day Marriage Clinic via ZOOM! 

The Three-Day Marriage Clinic™, facilitated by Karl Elkins, ThM, MA, LPC-S, will address issues in a concentrated, three-day format. This format allows time for each partner to be heard and to resolve each issue that rises to the surface.  Join us from the comfort of your own home for this amazing three-day marriage clinic! 

What Will You Learn?

• Top 25 Essential Marriage Skills to Help Your Marriage

• One Concept that Stops Anger and Arguing

• Stop Arguing about Money, Communication, Sex, Parenting

• Should I divorce or stay married?

• Recover from Adultery

• Why One-Hour Sessions Don’t Work for Most Couples

• Many more topics

Upcoming Marriage Clinic

October 7-9 
November 6-8
December 2-4

Inquire about clinics or request more information contact:
Terry Elkins
[email protected]
or call 832-358-0900 

 

Counseling

Individual, Family, and Marriage Counseling

About Us: 

Hill Country Bible Church has the vision to offer professional counseling along with excellent pastoral care to help those in need find an anchor to weather the storms of life.  Life's burdens can be so heavy to carry at times, and we find ourselves needing support and guidance.  As a ministry of Hill Country Bible Church, we want to come alongside you in your time of need and embrace the power of community on the road of healing. 

Our Team: 

Our counseling team is made up of our Pastor of Congregational Care and Licensed Professional Counselors as well as non-staff LPC-Interns and LMFT-Associates who provide counseling to individuals, marriages, and families who are looking for growth and healing.  Our hope is that each person's growth impacts every component of their life.  We work to give hope to clients by integrating the beauty and wisdom of theology with psychological evidence-based interventions. 

If you have questions concerning our counseling services, please contact Shelly Corbin at [email protected].

Locations:

We currently offer counseling at our Lakeline Campus Only:
Hill Country Bible Church Lakeline  
12124 620 North | Austin, TX 78750 

Professional Counseling Internship: 

At Hill Country Bible Church, we believe in pouring into the next generation of counselors by providing a training center that welcomes professionals who value education, solidly uphold ethics set by our Board, and desire to integrate research-based psychology with theology.  Our training center is a post-graduate training program designed to help master's level therapists who share in the vision of Hill Country Bible Church, who are willing to grow in their own integration of faith, and who desire to minister to our church body and community.  Benefits of HCBC Professional Training Program include: 

  • A team approach to clinical learning and training 
  • A supportive professional environment for gaining clinical hours 
  • An integrated faith-based theoretical approach 
  • Weekly training and site supervision 
  • Opportunity to serve the Church and Community 
  • Preparation for launching private practice through education in marketing, HIPPA compliance, and board ethics 

If you are interested in being considered for our Professional Training Program for your Post-Graduate Internship, please contact Shelly Corbin at [email protected].