love people life
We’re all about loving Jesus,
loving on people and doing life together!
I will lift my eyes to the hills from where my help comes from.”
Our name is taken from Psalm 121:1-2. This ascent Psalm is intended to cause its reader to take courage. However, the object of the courage is not in the hill or the mountain. The object of our courage is knowing our help comes from the Lord Himself, which is made clear in the second verse.
During a war, the hill is known to be a very advantageous and strategic location. Since the elevation is higher than that of the surrounding area, a position atop the hill can provide a vantage point where movement can be monitored. A hill provides the daunting task of forcing the opposition to lose stamina while attempting to climb and fight upwards, thus increasing their probability of defeat.
The Hill is a fixed location of elevation, vision, protection and advantage. It’s a sanctuary for the lost, and a home for the homeless and hopeless.
what does it mean?
When Jesus was asked what are the two greatest commandments, He said to love the Lord your God with all of your heart, all of your soul and all of your mind and love your neighbor as yourself.” Matthew 22:36-39
Jesus’ commission to His Church is to go and make disciples, this requires doing life with people. Love God, Love People & make Disciples – Love. People. Life.
A beautiful mosaic of believers committed to Jesus, the Gospel and one another.
Reaching our neighbors, equipping the Church and reconciling the Valley.
God | We believe in one God, Creator of all things, Holy, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in a loving unity of three equally divine Persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Having limitless knowledge and sovereign power, God has graciously purposed from eternity to redeem a people for Himself and to make all things new for His own glory.
Jesus Christ | We believe thatJesus Christ is God incarnate, fully God and fully man, one Person in two natures. Jesus—Israel’s promised Messiah—was conceived through the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life, was crucified under Pontius Pilate, arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father as our High Priest and Advocate.
The Holy Spirit | We believe that the Holy Spirit, in all that He does, glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ. He convicts the world of its guilt. He regenerates sinners, and in Him they are baptized into union with Christ and adopted as heirs in the family of God. He also indwells, illuminates, guides, equips and empowers believers for Christ-like living and service.
The Bible | We believe that God has spoken in the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, through the words of human authors. As the verbally inspired Word of God, the Bible is without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for salvation, and the ultimate authority by which every realm of human knowledge and endeavor should be judged. Therefore, it is to be believed in all that it teaches, obeyed in all that it requires, and trusted in all that it promises.
The Work of Christ | We believe that Jesus Christ, as our representative and substitute, shed His blood on the cross as the perfect, all-sufficient sacrifice for our sins. His atoning death and victorious resurrection constitute the only ground for salvation.
The Church | We believe that the true church comprises all who have been justified by God’s grace through faith alone in Christ alone. They are united by the Holy Spirit in the body of Christ, of which He is the Head. The true church is manifest in local churches, whose membership should be composed only of believers. The Lord Jesus mandated two ordinances, baptism and the Lord’s Supper, which visibly and tangibly express the gospel. Though they are not the means of salvation, when celebrated by the church in genuine faith, these ordinances confirm and nourish the believer.
The Human Condition | We believe that God created Adam and Eve in His image, but they sinned when tempted by Satan. In union with Adam, human beings are sinners by nature and by choice, alienated from God, and under His wrath. Only through God’s saving work in Jesus Christ can we be rescued, reconciled and renewed.
Response & Eternal Destiny | We believe that God commands everyone everywhere to believe the gospel by turning to Him in repentance and receiving the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that God will raise the dead bodily and judge the world, assigning the unbeliever to condemnation and eternal conscious punishment and the believer to eternal blessedness and joy with the Lord in the new heaven and the new earth, to the praise of His glorious grace. Amen.
Christian Living | We believe that God’s justifying grace must not be separated from His sanctifying power and purpose. God commands us to love Him supremely and others sacrificially, and to live out our faith with care for one another, compassion toward the poor and justice for the oppressed. With God’s Word, the Spirit’s power, and fervent prayer in Christ’s name, we are to combat the spiritual forces of evil. In obedience to Christ’s commission, we are to make disciples among all people, always bearing witness to the gospel in word and deed.
Christ’s Return | We believe in the personal, bodily and premillennial return of our Lord Jesus Christ. The coming of Christ, at a time known only to God, demands constant expectancy and, as our blessed hope, motivates the believer to godly living, sacrificial service and energetic mission.
Gospel Centered | We must continuously view others and ourselves in light of the gospel. Compassion for the lost and grace for other Christians, allow us the opportunity to display our commitment in living out the gospel. We are a ministry committed to declaring the the good news of Jesus Christ. 2 Corinthians 5:14-15.
Courageously Generous| We will be generous with all we have. Everything we have has been given to us from God, so we approach our time, possessions and resources with an attitude of stewardship, not ownership. We believe generosity is contagious, and as we flood our city with the love and generosity of Christ, others will want to do the same. Proverbs 11:23 | Luke 6:37-38 | 2 Corinthians 9:7 | 1 Timothy 6:17-19
Missional Living | We believe missions is not just a program through which we are engaged, but a lifestyle by which we are defined. We believe God has strategically brought people into our lives— whether neighbors, co-workers, family members or strangers—so that we can help them experience the presence and power of God. Through missional living, the Gospel is proclaimed and the Church grows. Micah 6:8 | Matthew 25:31-40 | 1 Corinthians 9:19-22 | 1 John 3:17-18
Authentic Community | We believe life isn’t meant to be lived alone. It’s meant to be lived in authentic community on a daily basis with other followers of Jesus. This community not only inspires spiritual growth, but is attractive to those who don’t know Jesus. John 13:34-35 | Acts 2:42-47 | Romans 1:11-12 | Romans 12:9-13
Culturally Relevant | We desire to bring biblical truth to a culture that is typically hostile to God. This is not just limited to understanding the times, it requires knowing what to do during these times. 1Chronicles 12:32
Prayer | We understand prayer is like oxygen for God’s people. We are dedicated to growing in our prayer life as individuals and as a church family. Our hope is to demonstrate a real passion and commitment to prayer in every area of our church. Matt 6:9-13 | 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18