OUR VALUES In our service to God and our community, The Hills aims to be:
Engaging – Today’s culture is changing faster than most people can even comprehend, and the challenge to remain relevant is more difficult to achieve than ever before. But we believe it is imperative that the church remain in touch with the culture in order to effectively deliver the life-changing message of Jesus Christ. We must intentionally and regularly engage the people we are reaching through relevant methods that challenge them to be more than Sunday followers – when we are the body of Christ every day of the week we spread grace, love, and hope throughout the city.
Simple – Our lives are busy; too busy, in fact. God calls us to “be still” and know him. In the frantic pace of life, we do not want the church to be another set of activities to be added to the calendar. We must be focused on critical, God-honoring functions that minister directly to the community we serve, helping them to transform their daily walk. In those focused areas, we strive for excellence in all we do.
Relational – We have been created in the image of a relational God – a God that is three-in-one. We are made to be in relationship with one another and with the one that created us. In Acts 2 “all the believers were together and had everything in common.” They met together daily and broke bread in each other’s homes. It’s the way “church” works, and every thing we do should, in one way or another, promote relationship between people with God at the center.
Biblical – We must never forget God is in charge and that He is the author and perfecter of our faith. We believe God’s Word to be the source of eternal Truth, and all we do must be fundamentally aligned with God’s plan laid out in scripture. Our teaching will be relevant, but will not sacrifice our adherence to and belief in God’s eternal Word. The Bible is the written foundation of our faith and the compass that guides our every move.
Reproducible – The The Hills Project is a product of a successfully reproducing church, and we believe we are called to continue that mission. We are commissioned to make disciples, teaching and baptizing, and we owe our faith today to those that have sacrificed and served. The world is in desperate need of communities of faith that will connect them with the real, practical, and eternal hope of Jesus Christ. To that end and with God’s help, we will then turn our sights toward another, and another…