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).
The distinguishing characteristic of the believer's daily existence, and the hallmark of Hillside'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).
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 (I John 3:16) and engaging our neighbors with the gospel of Christ (James 1:22; I John 2:4).
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.
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.
Our practice utilized by the church to help affirm the role of parents in their lives of their 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.