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.
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.
Our Hope and 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@example.com.
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.
If you would like to join the prayer team, please email Shelly Corbin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Individual, Family, and Marriage Counseling
About Us: Our church has a vision to offer professional counseling along with excellent pastoral care to this community to help those in need find an anchor to weather the storm of life. Life’s burdens can be so heavy to carry sometimes, and we find ourselves needing support and guidance. You are not alone, and we all have struggled from time to time. 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 within the Body of Christ on the road to healing.
Our Team: Our small counseling team is made up of three staff members that include our Pastor of Congregational Care and two LPC’s (Licensed Professional Counselors). Additionally we have built a training program of competent, non-staff members who are completing their licensure in either their Graduate School Internship or their post-graduate internship for their LPC Intern and LMFT-A licenses. As such, our center is a training ground for young professionals in the field who are seeking to utilize their spiritual gifts and professional skills to serve the Body of Christ.
Professional Counseling Internship: We believe in giving life to the next generation of counselors by providing a training center that welcomes professionals who value education, uphold tight ethics set by our Board, and desire to integrate research-based psychology with the beauty of theology. In light of this we are looking for interns who share in the vision of Hill Country Bible Church; who are wanting to grow in their own integration of faith; and who desire to minister to our church body who are requesting Christian counseling. If you are interested in being considered for our Leadership Development Program for your Graduate Internship or your Post-Graduate Internship to fulfill your LPC Intern or LMFT-A hours, please contact the Shelly Corbin at email@example.com.
If you have any questions concerning counseling or serving on our counseling team, please contact Shelly Corbin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Recovery for Life's Hurts, Habits, and 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.
6:30 – 7:00 Fellowship
7:00 – 8:00 Worship and Service
8:00 – 9:00 Open Share Groups
Open Share Groups are a time to come together with others experiencing similar trials as you. The following Open Share Groups meet after the large group gathering on Monday evenings at 8:00 pm. You can find the room numbers posted at the on-site information table.
Lakeline: Mondays, 6:30 pm, North Auditorium
Loss Hurts and We Want to Help
Spring Session l January 15 - April 16 | 6:30 pm | Room 2.120
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.
Childcare is offered for infants – 12 years of age. The cost is $20.00 for 14 weeks. Register for Childcare.
Job Seekers Network
Helping You Find a Better Fitting Job Faster
Lakeline | Mondays | 9:00–11:30 am | North Auditorium
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
“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
Healing from the Hurt of Divorce
Spring Session | January 14 - April 15 | 7:00 pm l Room 2.302
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.
Events for DivorceCare
You can find all upcoming events for DivorceCare on our events calendar here.
If you’re looking for additional resources to help you navigate this difficult time, visit www.divorcecare.org.
DivorceCare for Kids
We are currently seeking leaders to begin a DivorceCare for Kids class. Contact Cindy Murrell at email@example.com for more information.
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.
- Jean Bringol | 512-632-2500 | Email
- Gail Shipps | 512-465-2884 | Email
- Judy Miller | 512-940-1280 | Email
“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
Lakeline | Sundays | 9:00–10:15 am | January 20 - April 14 | Portable 4
Freedom in Christ Ministry (FICM) is for every Christian. It is designed to enable us to take hold of the truth of who we are in Christ, resolve personal and spiritual conflicts blocking our spiritual growth, and to become more fruitful followers of Christ.
“Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32
Two ways to participate in this ministry are through ongoing classes held on Sundays at HCBC Lakeline Campus and/or meeting one on one with a FICM team member to pray through “The Steps to Freedom in Christ.” This booklet is a comprehensive inventory and Biblical guide to help you resolve personal and spiritual conflicts.
This 13-week course is designed to help all Christians break through to a greater level of spiritual maturity. We learn strategies to renew our minds and break free from negative thinking and unhelpful patterns of behavior.
Special Needs Ministry
Where All God’s People Experience the Impact and Love of Christ
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 community where the love of Jesus is shared in a real, impactful way.
If you will be visiting on a Sunday morning, please fill out this form so we can better serve you during your visit!
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
Loving Support for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Lakeline | Sundays | 10:45 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 10:45 am Lakeline worship service and provide interpretation in our children’s ministries, as well. We’d love to have you join us and become part of our community.
ASL Interpretation is offered at our 10:45 am Sunday morning worship service at Lakeline.
Children’s ministry interpretation is also available.
If you have a need for sign interpretation, please email Mary Dard.
Three-Day Marriage Clinic
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.