What We Believe
We exist to worship God
By proclaiming Jesus
Rooted in the Word of God
Empowered by the Spirit of God.
Our desire is to make disciples of Jesus
Who press on to maturity in Him
Equipped and deployed by Him
To serve and reach others for Him
Church is often misinterpreted to be just a building or an organization of programs and events, but the New Testament paints a far different and more glorious picture. The Church is the Body of Christ, under the headship of King Jesus. It is globally made up of men, women, and children created in the image of God, rescued from the curse of sin by the merciful redemption of God, who are free now to live radically for the Kingdom of God and carry the message of His love and grace to others for the glory of God.
At Hillside we believe that Jesus Changes Everything! As we submit ourselves to His lordship: He changes our hearts, He changes our heads, and He frees our hands to love, serve and give generously. He changes us that we may now be ambassadors of reconciliation, the very hands and feet of Christ, the light of the world.
We want to be a people that live humbly under the authority of God’s Word and joyfully under the Kingship of Jesus. It is our heart to be a people that are warm and welcoming to every soul that we encounter. An inviting people that inspire people to come and join on the mission that Jesus has set before us. A nurturing and safe body, where people can be free to be vulnerable, to grow, and to flourish. And an optimistic people, who focus on the mattering things of life, and really enjoy and encourage each other.
Knowing that we struggle in this fallen world and can never live this out perfectly, we depend on one another to be honest and authentic, patient and forgiving, extenders and recipients of extravagant grace. And we rest in the goodness of God, remembering that we are not on our own. It is His mighty power at work within us, and He is able to do immeasurably more than we can ask or imagine.
You can read through our Constitution and Bylaws by clicking here.
Our fundamental beliefs are based on Scripture and are included as Article III of our Constitution, and are summarized as follows: