Hillside is a church that strives to be warm and welcoming to every person who walks through our doors. We pray that you are able to feel the love we have in this church.
Hillside will increasingly become a community where the Kingdom of God is real and visible in every aspect of our lives. Living out the reality of the values and priorities of the Kingdom of God means at least that...
Hillside will be a place committed to sharing the good news of Jesus Christ through both word and deed. Since salvation is found in Jesus Christ alone, Hillside will be a place with a passion to invite people to discover life by dying to ourselves and following Jesus Christ. We will be a place where sinful broken people will be welcomed and loved with the love of Christ.
In line with God's heart for the least of this world (Matt. 25), Hillside will be a place committed to feeding hungry people, seeking justice for those who are the weakest in our world, treating the weak and poor of this world with dignity and helping the unemployed find meaningful work.
Hillside will be a place where relationships between people are restored. It will be a place where ethnic, racial, social, gender and age barriers are broken down. Hillside will be a place where we will learn to speak the truth to each other in love and where the joy of living in honest, open Christian community is practiced and celebrated.
We worship God by serving Him with all our heart wherever we are. But there are also times where we gather together as a community of believers and worship the God who is great and good. Our worship celebrates God’s goodness, but it also will be honest about the brokenness in our world and the brokenness in our own lives. It is only as we acknowledge the reality of pain and sin that we find the way to true joy and celebration.
Hillside will be a place where we learn the stewardship of all of God’s resources, including the stewardship of creation. In a world where creation is often ignored and sometimes exploited, we will be a place where the beauty and power of God’s creation will be affirmed.
Hillside will be a place where people will grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ. It will be a place where people discover their gifts and use those gifts as God has called them to do. It will be a place where young and old learn to live as citizens and ambassadors of the Kingdom of God. It will be a community that will grow in its ability to live out the fruit of the Spirit.
What We Believe
- The Bible is God's own word to us and is the ultimate authority for our beliefs and actions.
- We are saved only through faith in Christ and not by anything we do or don't do.
- Our faith is itself an unearned gift from God.
- Serving God embraces everything we do — work, play, worship, and our recreation.
- God exists as a Trinity (a community of three persons)
God the Father, the Creator of the cosmos and all that is in it; God the Son, sent by the Father into the world in Jesus Christ to save the world; God the Holy Spirit who lives in the hearts of all believers to enable us to fulfill and carry out God's purpose and plan.