Our values are those things that shape our life and ministry as a church family as we live out the vision that God has given us as the body of Christ.  Our values are reflected in 3 words:

GOSPEL: Knowing and Loving the God Who Created us and Loves us

The Gospel is the good news of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, through which we can be saved from our sin and God’s wrath and be reconciled to God our Creator. The ministry that we do as a church is the proclamation of this good news, both in the words we speak and in the way that we serve and love those around us.

FAMILY: Loving and Serving Our Brothers and Sisters in Christ

We desire to be a family of believers who love, encourage and care for each other. We are called to grow together as disciples of Jesus; becoming more like Him in our words, actions, attitudes and relationships.

MISSION: Loving and Reaching the Lost

We desire to reach out to those that the Lord has placed in our life and who need to hear the good news of Jesus Christ, and to lead them to a saving faith found only in Him. 

Our Statement of Faith

1. We believe the entire Bible to be the inspired, inerrant, and infallible Word of God and the only standard for faith and conduct.
(2 Timothy 3:16) 

2. We believe there is only one God, creator of heaven and earth, who exists as three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Each is fully God, co-existent, co-equal, co-eternal and yet each personally distinct from the other. (Matthew 28:19; Matthew 3:16-17;
2 Corinthians 13:14; 1 Peter 1:2; John 10:30; Deuteronomy 6:4) 

3. We believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son and Savior of the world, eternally existing with the Father and Holy Spirit. We believe that He was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, died on the cross for the sins of mankind, was physically raised from the dead, ascended to heaven, and is exalted at the right hand of the Heavenly Father and that He is true God and true man. (John 1:14; Matthew 1:18; 

2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 Peter 2:24; Acts 2:24; Mark 16:19; Philippians 2:9-11; 1 Timothy 2:5)

4. We believe in the personal salvation of believers through repentance, turning from their sin, and placing their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, which results in right standing before God and eternal life. Salvation is obtained by the grace of God through faith rather than through any human effort or works. (John 3:3; John 3:16-18; Galatians 2:16; Ephesians 2:8-9; Romans 10:9-10)  

5. We believe in water baptism by immersion, for those who have professed faith in Jesus Christ, in order to fulfill His command. (Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38) 

6. We believe in the person and work of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit fills us at salvation, is at work in us in our sanctification, and will continue to fill and empower us in our walk with Christ. We believe that all the gifts of the Holy Spirit are for the church today and should be pursued and practiced in accordance to the Scripture. (Ezekiel 36:26-27; Joel 2:28-29, acts 1:8, Acts 2:17-18, Ephesians 5:18b, 1 Corinthians 12-14, 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Thessalonians 2:13) 

7. We believe in celebrating our covenant relationship with Jesus Christ and remembering the sacrifice He paid for our sins by the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper (Communion). (1 Corinthians 11:23-26)

8. We believe in the Great Commission of Jesus Christ to His church to make disciples among all peoples. We believe that the church is the primary means by which God has ordained to build his kingdom on the earth, through the proclamation of the Gospel and the power of the Holy Spirit.(Matthew 28:18-20, Acts 1:8, Romans 10:13-15, Ephesians 3:10, 1 Thessalonians 1:4-5) 

9. We believe in the second coming of Jesus Christ in power and glory. We believe that at the final judgment those that have placed their faith in Jesus will be physically raised from the dead to live and reign with Christ forever. We also believe that those who have not placed their faith in Jesus will be physically raised from the dead to eternal punishment and separation from God’s presence.
(1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; Titus 2:13, Revelation 22:12; Revelation 20:11-15) 

10. We believe that the Christian Life will be characterized by progressive spiritual growth and sanctification, with the evidence of the fruit of the Holy Spirit in the believer’s life. (2 Peter 1:5-7; 1 Thessalonians 4:3a; Galatians 5:22-23)


What We Believe About Gender, Marriage and Sexuality

1.  We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female. These two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God. (Genesis 1:26-27). Rejection of one’s own biological sex is a rejection of the image of God in that person.

2.  We believe that marriage is defined as one man and one woman in a covenant relationship under God (Genesis 2:24). We also believe that marriage is a divine institution created by God Himself for our joy and human flourishing (Genesis 1:27-28), as well as a picture of His love for His bride, the church (Ephesians 5:22-33). Therefore, to define marriage in any other way, (i.e. homosexual marriage, long term cohabitation, etc.) does not meet the biblical qualifications and intended design for marriage given by God who created it (Matthew 19:4-7, Mark 10:6-9).

3. In addition, we believe that God has created sex as a gift to be shared only within marriage. Therefore, we consider all other sexual activity, whether it be fornication, adultery, pornography, or homosexuality to be a sin that must be repented of and abstained from (1 Corinthians 6:9-10, 18). We believe that those guilty of both heterosexual and homosexual sin can find healing, freedom, and forgiveness through the Gospel and the power of the Holy Spirit, whether that be through the renewing of their mind (Romans 12:1-2) and a change in sexual desire or the grace to renounce their sinful sexual desires and walk in abstinence in accordance with God’s Word (1 Thessalonians 4:3-7, 1 John 1:9, James 5:16). As Christians, we are commanded to reach out in love and truth to minister to those struggling with sexual sin and gender identity, not to ostracize or judge them as they contend in faith to pursue sexual purity and wholeness.

Want to know even more about us? 

Feel free to download our Life at the Hills Membership Handbook, which goes into great detail about our church history, beliefs, structure, ministries, and more.  If you have any other questions about our church, feel free to email us at [email protected] or visit us on a Sunday morning and chat with one of our Elders!


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