The Church – Called In

hillside Community, Testimony

In a culture of extreme independence, it’s easy to feel as though we should make Christianity a solo sport. But, solo Christianity completely distorts the picture for the Church in which Jesus had intended! Our heart at Hillside is that you find yourself in a community group, connected in such a way that you grow together as disciples and care …

Community + Discipleship

hillside Hillside Women

As we gathered under twinkly lights and fire pits with plates full of pie, I prayed not for women to make new friends or to spend quality time with current ones. I prayed that you would experience a kind of community that reflected Jesus. That your experience of community at Hillside would only cause you to know Jesus more and …

Jesus is I am

hillside Devotionals, Hillside Women

We read Jesus’ great testimony of His eternality, His self-sufficiency, His sheer power and all-encompassing nature and like Moses hearing this same Name from the burning bush we may be sure we are standing on holy ground. What does He mean, really?  Let’s look at some other Scriptures that illuminate this text: “He is before all things, and by him …

2019 Women’s Retreat Recap

hillside Event Recap, Hillside Women

The 2019 Women’s Retreat did not disappoint! We want to extend a thank you to everyone who kept the weekend in prayer. This year, a little over 70 ladies enjoyed fellowship, equipping workshops and fun activities through which we witnessed true connection, love, tears and laughter. We know the Lord was present as we discussed His Beautiful Names and we …

Jesus is Lord

hillside Devotionals, Hillside Women

“Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name… Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Philippians 2:9, 11 B The English word Lord is the Greek word transliterated “kyrios” which means “he to whom a person or thing belongs; master, sovereign, prince, chief”, a title of great honor.  God bestowed this name …

ALPHA + OMEGA

hillside Devotionals, Hillside Women

It is difficult to wrap our minds around the enormity of what God reveals to us in the New Testament book of John: Before anything else existed, there was Christ, with God. He has always been alive and is himself God. He created everything there is—nothing exists that he didn’t make. John 1:1-3 NIV Jesus is the Alpha and Omega, …

JESUS IS THE KING

hillside Devotionals, Hillside Women

What does the phrase, “Jesus is King” mean? Webster’s 1828 Dictionary defines King as “the chief or sovereign of a nation… invested with supreme authority over a nation, tribe or country.”  When I placed my faith in Jesus, He became king, or supreme authority, over me. This isn’t scary because He loves me unconditionally (John 3:16). He gave me new …

GOD’S PRESENCE THROUGH DISCIPLESHIP + MISSIONS

hillside NextGen

Last week, our NexGen students had an incredible opportunity to experience God’s presence with their community of friends through discipleship and missions. Our middle schoolers spent the week at Camp Eagle, while our high school students participated in a local missions trip called #FORSA.   Camp Eagle NextGen Middle School had an amazing six day outdoor adventure together at Camp …

The Mattering Things

hillside Pastor's Letter

This Sunday we begin a twelve week series studying the book of Ecclesiastes. As we work our way through the book, we will be reminded to focus on the mattering things of life. I remember years ago when I checked into the drug and alcohol treatment center, the staff at the center took all of my things and began to …

JESUS IS THE REDEEMER

hillside Devotionals

Redemption is the grand theme of the bible. God’s plan to redeem (buy back) sinners from the slavery of sin and death is THE greatest story ever told. The hero of that story is Jesus, our Redeemer.  In Mark 10 we see Jesus taking his disciples aside to tell them his plan for redemption, which involved dying a tortuous death …