Hillside is a church committed to being faithful to the Word of God which it sees as the source of faith and life. We believe that preaching should proclaim both Law (God's commands) and Gospel (God's gracious work through Christ).
Law and Gospel are to be rightly distinguished so that faith can rest upon God's promises and Christ's work, and not on human agency or effort. God's commands can bring us to repentance and show us the good works God prepared for us to walk in.
We seek to be people who take God's words and promises into the world, making disciples and proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ. (For more on our beliefs and doctrines see our, "What We Believe" page.
Hillside is a Family Church.
Hillside Church seeks to be a church for families. We love children and want to provide a lively and fun environment for them to grow in faith. We know that raising children in community as part of a church family allows access to the diverse span of generations who have had their lives changed by Christ.
We also care about parents and grandparents, singles and young adults. Hillside Church has many programs for all of the various age demographics. But we feel we do things best when we are all together.
It is our prayer and vision to reach our local community with the message of Jesus Christ, to support church planting efforts in urban areas where more and more post-college families are moving, and we have a long history of support for foreign missions.
Please call or visit us if you have any questions about Hillside as we'd love to introduce ourselves. We hope one day you will find yourself part of the Hillside Church family!
Hillside's Core Values
The Bible is central in our congregations and in our households.
The Word of God is the focus of our worship services, the textbook for our teaching ministries, and the foundation of our daily lives. Whether we are preaching, teaching, singing, or just talking, we want to be people of the Word.
The Gospel is our treasure and our joy.
We want the Good News of God’s grace to us in Jesus Christ to be the centerpiece of our mission. All people need the Gospel. God’s children need to hear it again and again. The Good News is God’s power—which saves us—draws us together and motivates us for service.
We revere God's Law.
The Law of God cannot save us, but it is necessary for our salvation. We need to see our sin and be driven to the cross of Christ for forgiveness. We need to be reminded that we cannot earn God’s love or merit His blessings. We need the ethical guidance that God’s Law gives. We dare not make up our own morality.
The Word and the Sacraments are God’s precious means of grace.
The Word teaches us, Baptism washes us, and the Lord’s Supper nourishes us. In our sacramental life together we are brought again and again to the crucified and risen Jesus Christ, who alone is the source of our salvation.
We cherish the love and fellowship of God's people.
We need each other. We need the spiritual gifts which the Holy Spirit imparts to His people. We experience God’s peace as we worship and work together, forgive one another, and bear each other's burdens.
We long for people to trust in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, to come to know Him in a personal way.
We are called by the love of Christ to share His Gospel to all creation. Our mission is as local as our neighborhood and as universal as the whole world.
We seek to be people of prayer.
Whether in public worship, small groups, or in our personal lives, we want prayer to be foundational. Prayer supports and propels us in our mission. We desire that prayer be as essential in our ministries as breathing is to our physical life.