HMC is…


PROGRESSIVE: We live in a rapidly changing world. And while the truth of the Gospel never changes, we believe every new generation has to wrestle with what it looks like to faithfully live and love in the way of Jesus in their time and place. We value diversity of thought and find wisdom in various perspectives. Whoever you are and wherever you are on your journey, you are welcomed here.


EVANGELICAL: We believe God did something unique and decisive in the person and work of Jesus Christ and that through Christ God is reconciling all things to himself and renewing all of creation. This is the Good News (Greek: euangelian) of the cosmic redemptive story God’s unfolding in history. The Bible is the inspired and authoritative source that immerses us in this story and challenges us to live and love in the way of Jesus.


LITURGICAL: We draw inspiration from the historic rhythms, practices, habits, and traditions of the church. Things like living into the rhythms of the Christian year, responsive prayers, regular celebration of the Eucharist, and other practices help form and shape us in the way of Jesus and inspire us to live as agents and ambassadors of God’s kingdom in our various spheres of influence.


MISSIONAL: We believe Christians have a vital role to play in God’s unfolding cosmic redemptive drama as we live and love in the way of Jesus. That starts right here at home and extends to the entire world. We support foreign missionaries, partner with local organizations and ministries, and are committed to being agents of God’s love, healing, hope, peace, and justice in our various spheres of influence at home and abroad.


ROOTED: We are committed to the ancient saying, “in essentials unity; in non-essentials liberty; and in all things charity.” We believe “the essentials” are best summarized in the Apostles’ and Nicene Creeds.


OUR MISSION STATEMENT: Hillside exists to glorify God as a community committed to walking together in the way of Jesus for the good of the world.