What We Believe

"What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us." - A.W. Tozer

Core Beliefs

The following are the core beliefs of Hillcrest Community Church 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 Holy Bible
The Bible stands as the sole authoritative Word of God, the cornerstone of our doctrine. It is inspired, infallible, and inerrant in its original form, serving as the final arbiter of doctrinal truth (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Proverbs 30:5; Romans 16:25-26).

The Trinity
We believe in one God, eternally co-existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, who are co-equal and co-eternal, illustrating the complexity and unity of the Divine (1 John 5:7; Genesis 1:26; Matthew 3:16-17; Luke 1:35; Isaiah 9:6; Hebrews 3:7-11).

Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ, God the Son, embodies full divinity and humanity. Born of a virgin, He led a sinless life, performed miracles, and offered Himself as the atoning sacrifice for our sins through His death and resurrection. He ascends to the right hand of the Father, advocating for us, and will return in glory (John 1:1,14; Philippians 2:5-6; 1 Timothy 2:5).

Salvation is by grace through faith in Jesus Christ alone. His crucifixion and resurrection provide the only path to redemption and eternal life, not by our works but as a gift from God (Ephesians 2:8-9; Romans 10:9-10; Acts 16:31).

The Church
The Church is the Body of Christ, called to extend God’s love and the gospel globally. Every believer, born of the Spirit, is a vital part of this body, united in Christ (Ephesians 1:22, 2:19-22; John 17:11, 20-23).

The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit empowers believers, guiding us to live righteous lives and grow in sanctity. At Pentecost, He was sent to empower the Church, marking believers with gifts for ministry and mission (Acts 1:5, 2:1-4).

The Christian's life is a journey of becoming more like Christ, enabled by the Spirit and adherence to God’s Word. It’s an ongoing transformation that refines our character and actions (2 Corinthians 3:18; Romans 12:1-2).

Resurrection and Eternal Life
Christ’s resurrection is the firstfruits of our own. All will be resurrected, believers to eternal life and the lost to judgment. This hope anchors our faith and mission (1 Corinthians 15:42-44; John 5:28-29).

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