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HILLSIDE COMMUNITY CHURCH
MAKING THE KINGDOM OF GOD REAL AND VISIBLE
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.
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.
ABOUT HILLSIDE WORSHIP
Worship at Hillside is all about the glory of God. When we worship God, we recognize that we are not in control, but rather it is God who holds all things together. Our goal is to seek after Him with all of our heart, soul, mind and strength and to continually surrender more of ourselves to Him. We believe that when we encounter the presence of God, He transforms us from the inside out to make us more like Jesus.
Hillside will be a community where...
people who have been far from God hear the good news that the Kingdom of God has come and that it is available to all.
“After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. “The time has come,’ he said. ‘The kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news!’” Mark 1:14-15
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.
Hillside will be a community that...
regularly engages in worship of the King with contagious joy and celebration.
“Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; Let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving And extol him with music and song.” Psalm 95: 1-2
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 of...
encouragement and challenge where believers are taught and strengthened to resist the temptations of the kingdoms of this world and to live as citizens and ambassadors of the Kingdom of God.
“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.” Colossians 3:16
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.