What We Believe

Core Beliefs

The following are the core beliefs of The Church of The Hills based on the foundational truths taught in the bible. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these biblical doctrines.

The Bible is the Inspired Word of God

The Bible is THE written Word of God, written by men under the guidance and inspiration of the Holy Spirit. The Old and New Testament is the only written revelation from God to man. It is for all people, in every situation. It contains no error. God’s words were relevant then, are still relevant today, and will be forever.

The Church and its Mission

The church is the body of Christ but is not merely a building. It is a gathering of local believers.  The Church is a body of believers working together to fulfill God’s purposes of reaching all people with the Gospel.  We are to work together to help each other in love and unity. The church has a three-fold purpose:
to evangelize the world (Acts 1:8 + Mark 16:15-16),
to worship God (1 Corinthians 12:13),
and to equip for ministry (Ephesians 4:11-16 + 1 Corinthians 12:28, 14:12).
 
The Church has a Mission to seek and save all who are lost in sin.

Human Kind/ The Fall of Man

Man was created in the image of God. However, by a voluntary act of the will, Adam and Eve disobeyed God. That first sin had several repercussions. Man was excommunicated from the Garden of Eden, a curse was pronounced, the process of physical death began, and man died spiritually. Sin separated humankind from God and left man in a fallen and sinful condition.

Salvation

Jesus Christ came to reconcile us with God. He lived a life without sin and willingly died on the cross to pay the penalty for our transgressions. God raised him from the dead and now, by grace, offers as a free gift eternal life to all who follow Christ, by faith, as their Lord and Savior. That is why salvation can be found in Christ alone.

Water Baptism

The scripture teaches that all who repent and believe in Christ are to be baptized by immersion (Matthew 28:19). Baptism is a public profession of faith in Christ. It is symbolic of the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ. It is a declaration to the world that we have died to sin and have been raised with Christ to walk in newness of life (Romans 6:4).

The Church

The Church is meant to be the visible body of Christ, sent into the world to glorify God and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Ressurection

Jesus Christ is returning one day to judge both the living and the dead and to usher in the fullness of God's kingdom on earth. 

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