love people life

We’re all about loving Jesus,
loving on people and doing life together!

our dna
love. people. life.

I will lift my eyes to the hills from where my help comes from.”

Our name is taken from Psalm 121:1-2. This ascent Psalm is intended to cause its reader to take courage. However, the object of the courage is not in the hill or the mountain. The object of our courage is knowing our help comes from the Lord Himself, which is made clear in the second verse.

During a war, the hill is known to be a very advantageous and strategic location. Since the elevation is higher than that of the surrounding area, a position atop the hill can provide a vantage point where movement can be monitored. A hill provides the daunting task of forcing the opposition to lose stamina while attempting to climb and fight upwards, thus increasing their probability of defeat.

The Hill is a fixed location of elevation, vision, protection and advantage. It’s a sanctuary for the lost, and a home for the homeless and hopeless.

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what does it mean?

When Jesus was asked what are the two greatest commandments, He said to love the Lord your God with all of your heart, all of your soul and all of your mind and love your neighbor as yourself.”  Matthew 22:36-39
Jesus’ commission to His Church is to go and make disciples, this requires doing life with people. Love God, Love People & make Disciples – Love. People. Life.

Statement of Faith

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. 2 Tim 3:16

The basic doctrines within The Hill Church’s Statement of Faith represent what we believe to be core elements of biblical teaching. We expect all members of The Hill Church to affirm these doctrines. Members should expect these distinctives will be maintained in all ministry environments at The Hill Church, and members may not teach contrary to them. These doctrinal views drive the way The Hill Church executes equipping the local body of believers and participating in the fulfillment of the Great Commission.

God
We believe in one God, Creator of all things, Holy, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in a loving unity of three equally divine Persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Having limitless knowledge and sovereign power, God has graciously purposed from eternity to redeem a people for Himself and to make all things new for His own glory. (Genesis 1:1; Deuteronomy 6:4; Psalm 145; Matthew 28:19; John 3:16, 10:30; Romans 11:36; Ephesians 4:4–6; 1 Timothy 1:17; 1 Peter 1:2–3).

Jesus Christ
We believe Jesus Christ is God incarnate, fully God and fully man, one Person in two natures. Jesus—Israel’s promised Messiah—was conceived through the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life, was crucified under Pontius Pilate, arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father as our High Priest and Advocate. (Isaiah 7:14; Isaiah 53; Mark 16:19; John 1:1–18; Acts 1:11; 1 Corinthians 15:3–4; Philippians 2:1–11; Colossians 1:15–23; Hebrews 1:1–3, 7:26).

The Holy Spirit
We believe the Holy Spirit, in all that He does, glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ. He convicts the world of its guilt. He regenerates sinners, and in Him they are baptized into union with Christ and adopted as heirs in the family of God. He also indwells, illuminates, guides, equips and empowers believers for Christ-like living and service. (John 14:25–27, 16:4–15; Acts 1:8; Romans 8:9–17; 1 Corinthians 12:4–7, 13:13; Galatians 5:22–23; Titus 3:5). 

The Bible
We believe God has spoken in the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, through the words of human authors. As the verbally inspired Word of God, the Bible is without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for salvation, and the ultimate authority by which every realm of human knowledge and endeavor should be judged. Therefore, it is to be believed in all that it teaches, obeyed in all that it requires, and trusted in all that it promises. (Psalm 19; John 20:31; Luke 24:27; Acts 20:32; 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20–21).

The Work of Christ
We believe Jesus Christ, as our representative and substitute, shed His blood on the cross as the perfect, all-sufficient sacrifice for our sins. His atoning death and victorious resurrection constitute the only ground for salvation. (Romans 3:28, 4:3–5, 5:1, 11:6; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 2:16; Ephesians 2:8; Philippians 3:9).

The Church
We believe the true church comprises all who have been justified by God’s grace through faith alone in Christ alone. They are united by the Holy Spirit in the body of Christ, of which He is the Head. The true church is manifest in local churches, whose membership should be composed only of believers. The Lord Jesus mandated two ordinances, baptism and the Lord’s Supper, which visibly and tangibly express the gospel. Though they are not the means of salvation, when celebrated by the church in genuine faith, these ordinances confirm and nourish the believer. (Acts 2:42–47; 12:12; Galatians 3:26-28; Colossians 3:16; Hebrews 10:23–25).

The Human Condition
We believe God created Adam and Eve in His image, but they sinned when tempted by Satan. In union with Adam, human beings are sinners by nature and by choice, alienated from God, and under His wrath. Only through God’s saving work in Jesus Christ can we be rescued, reconciled, and renewed. (Genesis 3; Psalm 51; Jeremiah 17:9; Romans 3:23; Ephesians 2:1–10).

Response & Eternal Destiny
We believe God commands everyone everywhere to believe the gospel by turning to Him in repentance and receiving the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that God will raise the dead bodily and judge the world, assigning the unbeliever to condemnation and eternal conscious punishment and the believer to eternal blessedness and joy with the Lord in the new heaven and the new earth, to the praise of His glorious grace. Amen. (Proverbs 28:13; Matthew 3:8; Mark 1:15; John 3:16; Acts 2:37–38; Romans 2:4; 2 Corinthians 7:8–13).

Christian Living
We believe God’s justifying grace must not be separated from His sanctifying power and purpose. God commands us to love Him supremely and others sacrificially, and to live out our faith with care for one another, compassion toward the poor and justice for the oppressed. With God’s Word, the Spirit’s power, and fervent prayer in Christ’s name, we are to combat the spiritual forces of evil. In obedience to Christ’s commission, we are to make disciples among all people, always bearing witness to the gospel in word and deed. (Micah 6:8; Psalm 72, 103, Matthew 22:37–40, 28:18–20; John 15:1–8; Galatians 5:22–23; James 2:14–26).

Christ’s Return
We believe in the personal, bodily return of our Lord Jesus Christ. The coming of Christ, at a time known only to God, demands constant expectancy and, as our blessed hope, motivates the believer to godly living, sacrificial service and energetic mission. (Matthew 19:28–30; John 5:28–29; 1 Corinthians 15: 12–28; Revelation 21:1–4).

Marriage & Sexuality
It is the biblical position that marriage involves the union of one man and one woman in permanent faithfulness. Sexual intimacy is only properly exercised and pursued within the confines of this marital relationship. Sexual immorality, defined as any sexual activity outside of the boundaries of the sacred marital relationship between one man and one woman, is clearly and expressly prohibited by the Lord. (Genesis 2:24 Matthew 19:1-9 Mark 10:1-12) The Church’s statement on Marriage and sexuality is based upon God’s will for human life as conveyed to us through the scriptures, upon which this church has been founded and anchored.
(Romans 13:11-14; 1 Corinthians 6:15-20, 10:8, Ephesians 5:3; 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8; Hebrews 13:4)

Qualifications for Elders
The minimum qualifications for Elders shall not be less than those listed in 1Timothy 3:1-7 & Titus 1:5-9.

We believe there are two ordinances of the Church. One is that of believer’s baptism in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and the other is the Lord’s Supper.

Believer’s Baptism
In obedience to Christ’s command and as a testimony to God, the Church, oneself and the world, believers are baptized by water in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Water baptism is a visual and symbolic demonstration of a person’s union with Christ in the likeness of His death and resurrection.  It is a declaration and indication of faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and not the condition to salvation. It is also a public sign of joining and belonging to the church. (Matthew 28:18–20; Acts 2:38; Romans 6:3–5; 1 Corinthians 12:13; Galatians 3:27; Colossians 2:12; 1 Peter 3:21).

The Lord’s Supper
The Lord’s Supper is to be observed only by those who have become genuine followers of Christ. This ordinance symbolizes the breaking of Christ’s body and the shedding of His blood on our behalf and is to be observed repeatedly throughout the Christian life as a sign of continued participation in the atoning benefits of Christ’s death. The Lord’s Supper looks back in remembrance of the death and resurrection of Christ and looks forward in anticipation of the future return of Christ. (Mark 14:22–25; John 6:53–59; Acts 2:42; 1 Corinthians 10:16, 11:23–26).

Vision

A beautiful mosaic of believers committed to Jesus, the Gospel and one another.

Mission

Reach our neighbors, equip the Church and reconcile the Valley.

Values

Gospel Centered  |  We must continuously view others and ourselves in light of the gospel. Compassion for the lost and grace for other Christians, allow us the opportunity to display our commitment in living out the gospel. We are a ministry committed to declaring the good news of Jesus Christ.
2 Corinthians 5:14-15.

Courageously Generous|  We will be generous with all we have. Everything we have has been given to us from God, so we approach our time, possessions and resources with an attitude of stewardship, not ownership. We believe generosity is contagious, and as we flood our city with the love and generosity of Christ, others will want to do the same.
Proverbs 11:23 | Luke 6:37-38 | 2 Corinthians 9:7 | 1 Timothy 6:17-19

Missional Living  |  We believe missions is not just a program through which we are engaged, but a lifestyle by which we are defined. We believe God has strategically brought people into our lives— whether neighbors, co-workers, family members or strangers—so that we can help them experience the presence and power of God. Through missional living, the Gospel is proclaimed and the Church grows.
Micah 6:8 | Matthew 25:31-40 | 1 Corinthians 9:19-22 | 1 John 3:17-18

Authentic Community  |  We believe life isn’t meant to be lived alone. It’s meant to be lived in authentic community on a daily basis with other followers of Jesus. This community not only inspires spiritual growth, but is attractive to those who don’t know Jesus.
John 13:34-35 | Acts 2:42-47 | Romans 1:11-12 | Romans 12:9-13

Culturally Relevant  |  We desire to bring biblical truth to a culture that is typically hostile to God. This is not just limited to understanding the times, it requires knowing what to do during these times. 1Chronicles 12:32

Prayer  |  We understand prayer is like oxygen for God’s people. We are dedicated to growing in our prayer life as individuals and as a church family.  Our hope is to demonstrate a real passion and commitment to prayer in every area of our church.
Matt 6:9-13 | 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18