What makes us unique?

Core Values

Our values are the things we really care about. It’s important to us that these aren’t simply words on a website, but these are characteristics which are true of our church culture.

  • We Are Family

    “For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.” - Matthew 12:50

    Christ created the church to be a family of believers. We want to intentionally build community with one another on Sundays and throughout the rest of the week. We will show grace and reconcile when we have conflict. We believe that we are better together.

  • Passionate Worship

    “But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him.”- John 4:23​

    We show excitement and enthusiasm for so many things in our lives. Yet, we believe our God is the most worthy of our passion because of who He is and what He has done. This passion should come out in our authentic worship of Him.

  • Generous Giving

    “You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God.”- 2 Corinthians 9:11

    ​Every gift that we have comes from God. We want to be good managers of what God has entrusted us with. This means sharing with those in need and generously giving to the work of God’s Kingdom.

  • Faithful Prayer

    “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”- 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18​

    We believe in constantly depending on God at all times in prayer. Talking to God is a first response, not a last resort. We trust Him to lead us through life as He provides for us along the way.

  • Bible Engagement

    “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 Timothy 3:16-17​

    One of the main ways that God communicates with us is through His Word. We unleash the transformative power of the Bible by allowing it to become deeply rooted within us. In order to accomplish this, we will diligently read, study, meditate, memorize, and learn from the Bible.

  • Practicing Faith

    “And he said to all, 'If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.’”- Luke 9:23

    Becoming more like Jesus takes practice. We want to be a church that doesn’t just learn about who Christ is, but actively follows Him. We will be obedient to the steps that God’s Word and the Holy Spirit are asking us to take.

  • Everyone Has A Job To Do

    “As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace”- 1 Peter 4:10

    We believe that ministry is not just for the church staff, but that all believers have an important role to play in the church. God has good works in mind that each person is uniquely gifted to accomplish. We want to help people find their place to serve and lead in God’s Kingdom.

  • Making Jesus Known In The Neighborhood

    “For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” - Galatians 5:14​

    We want to help people come to know Jesus and what He has done for them. This takes being active and present in the neighborhood that God has placed us. We will know the Gospel message in our lives and share it with people as God gives opportunity.

What do we believe?

Statement of Faith

We invite you to explore our beliefs and join us in living out our faith in Jesus. At Hill City, we seek unity in essentials and recognize freedom on secondary doctrines.

  • Bible

    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 Timothy 3:16-17

    The Bible is the inspired and authoritative Word of God for the Christian faith. It is

    without error in its original documents. Although culture changes, the Word of God does

    not, and we will continue to derive our beliefs and way of life from the Bible alone.

  • Trinity

    There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call—one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. - Ephesians 4:4-5

    There is one God who is perfect and holy, all-powerful, all-knowing, without sin, and is

    worthy of us completely trusting Him with our lives. God is eternally existent in three

    equal persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

  • Father

    For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” - Romans 8:14-15

    We believe in God the Father, in whose holy presence we exist at all times. Even in our brokenworld, we know the Father is in control. Out of His love for us, He orchestrated andcarried out the plan of salvation and is still actively working out His plans today. We asHis children are invited to live in a direct, personal relationship with Him.

  • Son

    For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. - John 3:16-17

    We believe in God the Son, the Lord Jesus, in His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His

    death to forgive our sins, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the

    Father, and in His personal future return in power and glory.

  • Holy Spirit

    And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you. - John 14:16-17

    We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, who convicts the world of sin and who lives inside every follower from the moment of salvation. The Holy Spirit leads and comfortsGod’s followers, and empowers and equips them with gifts to serve in the church.

  • Salvation

    For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. - Romans 3:23-25

    All of us are broken, and our sin has separated us from God. There is nothing that wecan do to be saved, but our salvation is only possible by what Jesus has done for us onthe cross. We are saved by God’s grace through faith when we invite Jesus to forgiveour sin and surrender leadership of our lives to Him.

  • Eternity

    And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life. - Matthew 25:46

    All of us will spend eternity somewhere. All of those who have surrendered their lives to

    Jesus will spend eternity with each other and Jesus living in a renewed, restored earth.

    Those who refused to submit to and follow Jesus will spend eternity separated from

    God in eternal anguish.

  • Church

    And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. - Acts 2:42

    Every believer is called to join together with a local church to experience community, to encourage one another, to be led into a deeper relationship with God, and to partner with the church to accomplish the God-given mission of reaching the entire world with the love of Jesus.

  • Baptism

    And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself.” - Acts 2:38-39

    Baptism through immersion (Acts 8:36-39) is a public confession of a believer showing his allegiance with Christ. It is a picture of a believer, joining with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection to a new life (Rom. 6:1-11). It is also a sign of identification withthe visible body of Christ (Acts 2:41-42). The act of baptism alone does not save an individual; believers are saved by God’s grace through faith in Jesus (Ephesians 2:8-9). Baptism is an official ceremony where a believer declares their faith in Jesus.

  • The Lord’s Supper

    For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes. - 1 Corinthians 11:26

    The Lord’s Supper, or Communion, is the church practice which was instituted and commanded by Christ by which believers remember and proclaim Christ’s death until He comes. The elements are representatives of the flesh and blood of Christ and they must be taken in a worthy manner. An individual should examine himself thoroughly before partaking in this church practice (1 Cor. 11:28-32). All believers should take the Lord’s Supper on a regular basis in order that the Gospel of Jesus Christ would not be forgotten.