Glory of God.
We are a JESUS Church.
A small local tribe of His followers connected by our common faith and a deep desire to see our to town, city, state, country and world come to KNOW and TRUST Jesus' story, grace, power, love and beauty
We are not even close to perfect
But Jesus is
Thankfully, we are a Jesus Church
We live in shifting times but are rooted in eternal truths, the teachings of Holy Scripture.
Here at Independence Hill we are guided by certain foundational beliefs and shaping values.
Our theological foundations include, but aren’t limited to, the following
We believe in the accuracy, truth, authority, and power of the Holy Scriptures as the Word of God.
We believe in a personal God who has revealed Himself as One. God exists in three persons–Father, Son and Holy Spirit–each distinct, yet all of One essence.
Uniqueness of Christ.
We believe Jesus Christ to be the virgin born Son of God who lived in flesh, died for the sins of the world, was buried, rose again, and ascended to the Father according to the Scriptures.
We believe that the death of Jesus Christ was the final and complete sacrifice for the sins of humanity. Salvation is obtained by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. All who repent of their sins and receive Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord are born again into eternal life as children of God.
We believe that life on earth is to be lived in the power of the Holy Spirit, who indwells believers, enabling them to live distinctive lives in the life and power of Christ, making famous the Father in heaven.
We believe that those who have placed their faith in Christ are knit together in one Body, the Church, a distinctive community of faith expressed in local clusters, engaging culture on every front with God’s hope and love … a Church for which Christ will personally return.
The Knowledge of the Holy.
Created by and for God, we seek to passionately pursue an intimate relationship with God in response to His great love for us. To know God is the ultimate treasure of the soul.
More than outward forms, theologically informed worship must encompass our entire existence, whereby in all circumstances our words and actions bring glory to God.
We echo and affirm the Westminster confession: “the chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.” All things exist for the glory of God.
Community of Faith.
The worldwide Body of Christ function best in localized communities of believers. We strive to be a church (and support multiplying churches) that amplify God's fame, strengthen the lives of people and repair communities so that all people can know the healing power and grace of the Savior.
Jesus is our lead story
The Good News is Central
Worship, Service and Community is a Lifestyle
Generosity is Normal
We are a Family
We > Me
We can shape Culture
We are a humble Kingdom People
With that in mind, and encouraged by Paul’s declaration in Corinthians, we want to reach the city, our city, by being the kinds of people who live irresistible lives. Our desire is to be people who understand that there is an irreducible minimum in the heart of every single person and what people need the most is Jesus. Thus, we have injected into the fabric of our House the “winsome spirit,” the desire to be and do whatever is necessary to reflect the life and love of Jesus to the world.
Though I am free and belong to no man,
I make myself a slave to everyone to win as many as possible.
I have become all things to all men so that by all possible means
I might save some.”
1 Corinthians 9:19, 22