Who We Are
Our identity as the light of the world, as followers of Jesus is enveloped in our Church name – HillCity – derived from Matthew 5:14 “We are the light of the world – A City on a hill cannot be hidden.” We will stand out and shine brightly the love, the light, and colors of God for all to see!
We live to help people belong and flourish in God’s family. We are
committed to building loving relationships at HillCity Church and
passionately embrace the privilege and adventure of connecting
people to Jesus everywhere our feet take us. Our lives are born to
thrive in the presence of Jesus. His personality pulsates abundantly
from us, His children, to influence family, friends, cities, nations and
At HillCity Church we live to worship Jesus with reckless abandon,
forging every word and action that His will be done among us –
prevailing against hell, boundless in vision, and focused in purpose
to invest the richness of His love freely in our City and beyond.
To Live + Love Like Jesus: Jesus brought Kingdom Culture
everywhere He went, to everyone He encountered. At HillCity we
desire to do the same. To follow Jesus implies we enter into a way
of life that is given character and shape and direction by the one
who calls us. Follow Jesus means that we can’t separate what Jesus
is saying from what Jesus is doing and the way He is doing it.
A CULTURE OF AUTHENTICITY
We all love making a good impression. Whether it’s in the workplace, among friends or at Church, putting our “best foot forward” is always at the back of our minds. But God is calling us to be a people of openness and honesty more than ever before. His grace and acceptance in our lives gives us the courage to live vulnerably and transparently, showing the World the authenticity they are so desperately looking for.
A CULTURE OF HONOUR
The opportunity to honour is all around us. Honour goes way beyond just respecting God and parents. From the greatest to the least all are created in His image; all are valuable. It is with those eyes that we show respect to others, not necessarily because they “earned” it, but because we see their value. In an age of dishonour it is our calling to create a counterculture in which honour is the life of its citizens.
A CULTURE OF GENEROSITY
When someone starts talking about generosity, our mind automatically wanders to the wallet sitting in out back pocket, but generosity isn’t just about money. In order for generosity to become a culture, it must touch every area of our lives – our time, skills, our ears and our ability to listen, and our mouths and our ability to speak encouraging words.
A CULTURE OF WORSHIP
What is worship? Perhaps it’s a feeling or an expression. Maybe it’s a place or something you do on a Sunday morning. Could we suggest that maybe worship could be more than just a song, a location, or a religious expression. Could we suggest that maybe worship is life. And life, at it’s very core, is about worship. It’s about living out what we were created for. Taking each day and surrendering it at the feet of Jesus. And then, all of a sudden, EVERYTHING becomes worship.
A CULTURE OF COMMUNITY
Community – noun: an interacting and unified body of individuals.
With a heart of compassion stirring us to serve and give like Jesus, we can develop and build of a culture of community not only in the Church but in our own spheres of influence.
A CULTURE OF DISCIPLESHIP
What does it mean to be a disciple? What does an environment of discipleship look like?
Two thousand years ago, Jesus walked up to a handful of men and said, “Follow me.” Everything about Jesus – His teaching, compassion and wisdom; His life, death and resurrection; His power, authority and calling – would shape every aspect of the rest of their lives. The same invitation has been extended to us, “Follow Me.” Will you accept?