Why start a new church? Why not plug into an existing church down the road? These are great questions we are often asked. Here are the three reasons we have committed ourselves to expanding God’s Kingdom in Pittsburgh through this new church start up.
Refreshing: Jesus said, “Those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life.” (John 4:14)
Church shouldn’t leave you confused, lost, and bored. Church should be a source of inspiration, encouragement, and motivation. At The Hills Church we strive to be a “breath of fresh air” in what can often be a messy and difficult world.
Relevant: Jesus said, “If a man has 100 sheep and one of them gets lost, what will he do? Won’t he leave the 99 others in the wilderness and go to search for the one that is lost until he finds it?” (Luke 15:4)
Jesus didn’t only change lives in his death and resurrection, Jesus taught us about God using true to life illustrations of his day and serving people with clear immediate needs. At The Hills Church our goal is that our faith speaks into and directly effects our day-to-day lives. We are not fans of aloof teachings, complicated doctrines, and complex processes for spiritual growth that make us feel lost in the wilderness of ideas. Simple, understandable, and applicable in the name of the game for everything we do.
Real: “When Jesus saw her weeping and saw the other people wailing with her, a deep anger welled up within him and he was deeply troubled. Then Jesus wept.” (John 11:33,35)
There are few things less helpful to a well balanced life than a superficial faith. While some pretend to have it all together, at The Hills Church, we acknowledge that life is messy and hard more often than not. Thankfully our God knows how difficult life can be and embraces us in spite of our mess. We do not shy away from being ‘real’ with one another and welcome you as you are, baggage and all.