As a church family, we strive to worship, grow, and serve together to become more like Jesus Christ. As you get to know our church, we invite you to join us on Sunday mornings for worship; grow with us by getting plugged into one of our many groups; and/or jump into any of our serve/mission opportunities. You’ll quickly become part of a family of faith that worships, walks, and works together as one as we show the world a credible witness of what it means to follow Jesus Christ by loving God and loving people.
“Make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.” - Matthew 28
Love God, Love People
- Because Worship is a Lifestyle
- Because Transformation is > Information
- Because there needs to be More of Him; Less of Me
- Because We’re Better Together
- Because Love Makes Room
- Because life is about Service, Not Serve Us
What we Believe
At Church on the Hill, we believe:
God is the Creator and Ruler of the Universe. He eternally exists in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit who are made from the same essence or nature, but different in their respective roles within the Godhead.
Jesus Christ is God wrapped up in human flesh. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He physically rose from the dead after three days to demonstrate his power over sin and death. He ascended into heaven and will come again to judge the living and the dead, and to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father, and the Son. He is present in the world to make people aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation providing power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. We believe in the full expression of the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
We believe that God inspired the composition and collection of the Old and New Testaments. Therefore, it is inspired, eternal, and true. The Holy Spirit preserves and protects God's Word in the church today and by it speaks God’s Word to all people.
We believe God created all people in God’s image. We believe that because of human sin (Genesis 3) all people are sinful and fallen (Romans 3:23). Thus, all people need a Savior. We equally believe that humans can choose to accept or reject a relationship with God. We believe that all people need to be in relationship with God to be fully human.
We believe that apart from salvation in Jesus Christ, people are lost, and their eternal souls are in peril. We believe that people receive salvation and reserve their places in heaven through faith in Jesus Christ, not by good works (Ephesians 2:8-9). Human beings have their sins forgiven through accepting Christ’s sacrifice on the cross. We further believe that those who do not accept Christ are separated from God eternally after their death.
We believe that the church is the body of Christ, an extension of the life and ministry of Jesus in the world today. The church is open to people of all ages, nations, and races. The pattern of the New Testament local church reflects unity across varying ethnic, cultural, and economic backgrounds. We believe that the kingdom of heaven is not segregated along ethnic, cultural, and economic lines therefore, local churches should pursue this level of gospel inclusion also.
We believe that at some unknown point in the future, Jesus Christ will return in full glory and triumph. There will be a bodily resurrection of all persons and final judgment to both eternal reward and eternal punishment. God will have ultimate victory over Satan and will establish a perfect kingdom in a new heaven and a new earth.
As United Methodists, we join with our Methodist brothers and sisters around the world and claim the historic distinctives of Wesleyan faith: prevenient grace, free will, vibrant personal & social holiness, assurance of the believer, sanctifying grace, and a connected church.