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VISION AND VALUES

The DNA (or core values) of Hillview Church should describe the ‘culture’ of the church (who we are, how we express ourselves, that is ‘how we do what we do’). They are the make-up of who we are as a people and the expression of how we live as a church. They help bring clarity to the things that matter most; they guide how we achieve our mission, influencing major leadership decisions as well as everyday ministry. In short everything we say and do should be shaped and formed by these values. [NB: The ministry, programmes and activities (what we do) flow out of these values.]
 

Loving:

We believe that loving relationships should permeate every aspect of church life. In all that we are and do, we will seek to honour and love one another, respecting the image of God in all people. We desire to love God with all our heart, mind, soul and strength and seek to love, serve and encourage others.
 

Authentic:

We believe that those who follow Jesus should display personal authenticity and that we should increasingly become open and real with each other and work hard to take and keep the ‘masks’ off. We recognise that life change happens best in communities of grace and we seek to create places where people can belong.
 

Missional:

In all that we are and do, we recognize that it is the task of the Church to partner with God (and others) to achieve His purposes. We believe God loves those who don’t yet know him and we should too including those we know, those we serve, those in Hillview’s local community and those across the world. Therefore, in every area of our lives - individually and corporately we will reach out to others with the love of God, seeking to be the hands, feet and voice of Jesus demonstrating God’s forgiving and restoring love.
 

Passionate:

We believe that what Jesus has accomplished should be celebrated and overflow into all parts of our life when we gather together and when we are out where God has placed us.
 

 

 

We ascribe to the Evangelical Alliance Declaration of Faith. As an independent church we are not part of any denomination, but enjoy fellowship with churches from a wide variety of backgrounds.

Our practice as a church is firmly based in the Bible as the Word of God. We base our teaching on the Bible. We encourage everyone to read the Bible regularly. We look to the Bible to guide us in all areas of our lives and work, both individually and together. We look to God to help us understand the Bible with the help of the Holy Spirit.

The statement below is taken from the www.eauk.org website:

  1. The one true God who lives eternally in three persons—the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
  2. The love, grace and sovereignty of God in creating, sustaining, ruling, redeeming and judging the world.
  3. The divine inspiration and supreme authority of the Old and New Testament Scriptures, which are the written Word of God—fully trustworthy for faith and conduct.
  4. The dignity of all people, made male and female in God's image to love, be holy and care for creation, yet corrupted by sin, which incurs divine wrath and judgement.
  5. The incarnation of God’s eternal Son, the Lord Jesus Christ—born of the virgin Mary; truly divine and truly human, yet without sin.
  6. The atoning sacrifice of Christ on the cross: dying in our place, paying the price of sin and defeating evil, so reconciling us with God.
  7. The bodily resurrection of Christ, the first fruits of our resurrection; his ascension to the Father, and his reign and mediation as the only Saviour of the world.
  8. The justification of sinners solely by the grace of God through faith in Christ.
  9. The ministry of God the Holy Spirit, who leads us to repentance, unites us with Christ through new birth, empowers our discipleship and enables our witness.
  10. The Church, the body of Christ both local and universal, the priesthood of all believers—given life by the Spirit and endowed with the Spirit's gifts to worship God and proclaim the gospel, promoting justice and love.
  11. The personal and visible return of Jesus Christ to fulfil the purposes of God, who will raise all people to judgement, bring eternal life to the redeemed and eternal condemnation to the lost, and establish a new heaven and new earth.

CONTACT DETAILS

Hillview Church
Colwell Avenue
Hucclecote
Gloucester
GL3 3LX

t: (01452) 618485

e: office@hillviewchurch.net

Hillview Evangelical Church © 2011-2013 | Company no. 5899178 | Charity no. 1115938