Vision & Values

HILLSIDE CHAPEL IS ALL ABOUT...

CHANGING LIVES BY GOD'S POWER FOR GOD'S GLORY!





Hillside is a place that you can come to "figure out" what the spiritual life is all about. We recognize that everyone in the Bible and everyone today has a journey they have to go on to discover God. We give you prompters to get you moving and space to figure it out. Changing lives is what God does by His power for His Glory! Come, let's journey together.


HERE AT HILLSIDE WE VALUE...

  1. KNOWING
    Before knowing God we are dead. We can know God because He first knew us (grace). This grace was demonstrated in the historical facts of Jesus' life, atoning death, and resurrection (John 17:2-3). We are made alive and adopted into God's kingdom by faith in Jesus (Ephesians 2:8-9).

  2. LISTENING
    The distinguishing characteristic of the believer's daily existence, and the hallmark of Hillside Chapel's corporate practice is listening to God's voice (John 10:27). The eternal Godhead speaks through His creation (Psalm 19:1; Romans 1:20), the Holy Scriptures (Psalm 119:105; II Timothy 3:16-17), and the third Person of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit (John 14:25-26; 16:12-13; Galatians 5:16-18, 22).

  3. FOLLOWING
    Having come to know Him through His Son, and having listened to His voice, we will respond in obedience to God by equipping the believers at Hillside Chapel (I John 3:16) and engaging our neighbors with the gospel of Christ (James 1:22; I John 2:4).


WE PRACTICE...


COMMUNION

We celebrate the Lord's Supper (typically monthly) as a memorial meal of the death of Christ. You do not need to be a member of Hillside Chapel to participate, but we do ask that those who participate have a relationship with Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord.


BAPTISM

We celebrate new life in Christ by immersion baptism. 

The waters of baptism are the outward sign of the inward change that has taken place.


DEDICATION

Our practice utilized by the church to help affirm the role of parents in their lives of their new-born children. Parents desiring to dedicate their child to the Lord attend a preparation class before they make a public commitment to raise their child in the Lord.

BAPTISM

Below are some questions you may be asking yourself, related to baptism. If we missed your question, give us a call or drop us an e-mail. We'd love the opportunity to chat with you about this important decision.


Is Baptism important?

It's important because it provides you the opportunity to publicly declare that you are serious about being a Jesus-follower. In a sense, your baptism is your "announcement" that you're a believer in and follower of Jesus.


How does Hillside baptize?

At Hillside, we primarily baptize through immersion. Immersion best symbolizes "death and resurrection." In going under the water, we are symbolizing the fact that your old life of separation from God is over. When a person is raised from the water, it symbolizes the person's "spiritual resurrection" and their intent to live a new life through their connection with God. Immersion is consistent with the passage in the Bible, Romans 6:3-4 where the writer addresses the image of being "buried and resurrected" with Jesus Christ in our baptism.


Does Hillside have an age limit on baptism?

Any person who is able to verbally share their commitment to Jesus Christ can be baptized. We have baptized children as young as age 8 and adults as old as 83!


Do you ever baptize someone in private?

Baptism services are normally held as a part of a church event, normally a worship service.


When I'm baptized, am I required to say anything?

You will be asked a couple of simple questions that ask for a simple "yes" response. Many individuals will share a personal word at their baptism; perhaps a story of how they came to faith in Christ, or something special that God is showing them. Others will ask that a staff pastor read something that has been written by them.


How do I notify someone that I want to be baptized?

You can call the church office and ask to speak to one of our pastoral staff team. If you attend Hillside, you can simple drop us a not via your "Care and Communication Card" on a Sunday or drop us an e-mail and we'll get back with you.