What to Expect on Your First Visit
When you visit Church on the Hill on Sunday morning for one of our Celebration services, you will find welcoming people. Come wearing what is comfortable for you. Some people dress up, some people dress casual. You will find convenient parking as well as handicapped parking near the front of the building. There is also a drop off area at the front doors.
You will be greeted at the door by friendly people who are genuinely glad to see you. Inside you can ask a greeter (usually with a name tag handing out bulletins) about how to find classrooms for your children or any other information you may need.
Then feel welcome to wonder around the foyer, drink some coffee, or visit our Espresso stand.
Music is a big part of what happens at Church on the Hill. The purpose of the weekend Celebration Service is to celebrate what God has done in our lives and hear what He has for our future. The music will be contemporary, upbeat, and meaningful.
Often you will see elements of drama or video that helps communicate a message. One of our pastors will share a life relevant message from God’s inspired Word, the Bible that we can apply to our everyday lives. If you are a long time believer you will find new ideas or new ways to think about old ideas regarding God’s plan and our relationship with Jesus Christ. If you are not yet quite sure what you believe or how strongly you believe it, you will find the teaching helpful in your life, but will challenge you to consider the Lord’s purpose for your life.
When we take the offering, we clearly let you know that the Church on the Hill and God doesn’t want your money. When He has your heart and you become a part of the committed people to the mission and purpose God has assigned Church on the Hill contributing financially will be a natural outpouring of your relationship with Jesus and your commitment to the Church. But when you are visiting and exploring with us, we encourage you not to contribute to the offering. You will not be pressured to do anything at Church on the Hill. Such decisions will always be left between you and God.
After the service we will invite you to turn in a card with your contact information at our Guest Central Welcome Counter. There you will meet a staff member, have a chance to ask questions and when you turn in your card you will be given a gift bag with information and some free gifts. You will also receive a follow-up call after your first visit. Within your first week, we will also deliver you some homemade cookies and additional information as our way of welcoming you.
The Church on the Hill is designed to meet your needs. There are programs for kids and every stage of life there after. There are classes available to help you learn about and deepen your faith. However Church on the Hill is modeled after Jesus who didn’t spend much time in a class room. He built a relationship with 12 men to spread a message to a world of people generation after generation. The Church on the Hill then is committed to groups of people building relationships with each other to do the same. Small groups, classes, individual mentoring, fun events and activities, and additional Church services offering different styles and teaching are available for you. So explore this site, explore Church on the Hill, and welcome!
Our Purpose & Mission
Courageously Following Christ ...
By Fully Pursuing God
By Relentlessly Developing Spiritual Health
By Sacrificially Ministering to God's Family
By Boldly Serving Our Community
The Word of God: Our Foundation
The Holy Spirit: Our Power
Prayer: Our Connection
Friendliness: Our Acceptance
Fun: Our Freedom
Relevant to: Our Community
Others: Our Focus
Excellence: Our Standard
Families: Our Responsibility
Authenticity: Our Character
Joy: Our Contentment
These are the beliefs that the Church on the Hill hold to be true. They are common to Christians world-wide:
We believe in one God who has expressed himself in personal ways. We know God's personality as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe the Bible communicates God's saving message and is our reliable authority in all matters related to faith and Christian living.
We believe that all humankind struggles with a downward pull.
We believe that unless we experience God's help and salvation through a faith commitment to Jesus Christ, our future is one of eternal separation from God and all that is good.
We believe the love and grace of God is extended to every person in the provision Jesus Christ made in his death and resurrection. By turning from our own selfishness and trusting Jesus Christ, we experience a new life, being freed from the old patterns of self-destructive acts called sin.
We believe our new life in Jesus Christ is the gateway to transformation. Following our moment of faith in Jesus, we believe there is another moment in which we present our life completely to Christ in order to live under his authority and to experience his transforming power.
We believe that all who live for Jesus Christ have an eternal future. Our belief in such a future includes both the fulfillment of God's creative purpose as well as the accountability of all persons endowed with the power of choice
We believe that Christian experience is more than a change of mind. It is accompanied by assurance that is grounded in both the Scriptures as well as the inner witness of God's Spirit.