Have you ever wondered
if there was more to this whole church thing?
Back in the fall of 2010, a small group of church burnouts came together with the realization that the faith experience we were used to was more about consuming a product than it was about participating in something God was doing. Disillusioned, but still hopeful, we dreamed about becoming a church who would be a little different.
When it came to who we wanted to become, we realized that we had Jesus as the perfect example. The way that Jesus lived His life involved a total commitment to following God's mission on earth, while discipling and working alongside a small group misfits.
We wanted to see what would happen if we made Jesus' way of discipleship and mission our focus.
Moreover! We were reading about a church in Acts 2 who made the practice of sharing meals together equally as important as sharing in the teachings and wonders of Christ. It was a movement of people who practiced radical hospitality with each other and with the neighborhood around them. They did this to imitate Jesus, who spent a disproportionately huge amount of his time talking with people over dinner.
John 1:14 says, “The word God became flesh and moved into the neighborhood. We saw the glory with our own eyes, the one-of-a-kind glory, like Father, like Son. Generous inside and out, true from start to finish.”
What would happen if we became a church committed to radical fellowship and hospitality in community and the neighborhood?
So we started Hill City Church, and here we are over five years later! We are a church who is scattered in communities (we have four right now), but who is also gathered on Sundays in celebration of who God is and what He is doing in and through us.
What do you think? We sincerely believe that God has called us to become a church on mission in the neighborhood by following the example of Jesus. Our hope is that if you can relate to our story, then you will come and get to know us!