The Gospel and Shame

by Andrew Munneke

For many Christians, the Gospel is the good news of salvation, but they have difficulty understanding and applying this same good news to their everyday life. In this series we will show how The Gospel, when rightly understood and applied, can and does change hearts, our communities, and our world.

Foothills Feature

by Andrew Munneke

The kingdom of heaven belongs to kids.

Wait - is that true? Jesus was incredibly defensive when it came to how children were treated. In Matthew 19, parents were bringing their kids to Him for His blessing, but the disciples didn’t seem to think that was a good use of Jesus’ time.

His response?

“Leave the children alone, and don’t try to keep them from coming to me.” Why? “Because the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these” (Matt. 19:13-14). Now, Jesus is most definitely using this as a teaching moment and the point He is driving home is that Christians must have a child-like faith.
So, what does this have to do with our current context at The Hill? There is much we can learn from the children in our midst - primarily how to have a simple, child-like trust, love, and faith in Jesus. And, we have a duty to treat and love these children just as Jesus did.

That’s where Foothills comes in. Foothills exists to provide an environment where children are able to grow and learn in the Gospel. If we are to look even just 10 years into the future, we’ll quickly realize that these children ​are the future of not only The Hill, but the Church Universal​.

And, it’s imperative we take the job of imparting the gospel to these children seriously. According to LifeWay Research, roughly 30% of children will remain in church as adults. Think about that... 7 out of 10 children we love on, serve, and build relationships with each week are at a high risk of walking away from the Church once they graduate from high school.

This is why Foothills is important. At The Hill, we want to change those numbers. We want to partner with Foothills Team Members and parents to instill gospel-centered principles in the lives of these children so they grow up in awe of Who Jesus is and what He has done for them.

There are multiple ways to link arms with us in this endeavor. First, please be praying for the children - that Jesus would be big to them. Secondly, pray for the Foothills Team Members as they serve the children on a consistent basis. And lastly, pray about becoming a Foothills Team Member. The Hill is growing, and more and more families are choosing to call this place home.

We need more people with a heart for Jesus and kids.

- Meghan Golden, Foothills Director

Summer Internship Application

by Andrew Munneke

The Hill Church Internship program exists to prepare young men and women for a lifetime of service to Jesus and His church. This happens as interns leverage their gifts to serve The Hill Church's mission, read and reflect on thought-provoking Christian literature and actively engage with a spiritual mentor.

Summer Interns can expect to:

  1. Grow in Self Awareness and how God has unqiuely gifted and wired them.
  2. Learn ministry skills that will aid them in lifetime of vocational and/or avocational ministry.
  3. Grow in Gospel Fluency and Theological/Biblical Knowledge from a Missional Perspective
  4. Leadership Developement
  5. Have Fun!

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What are the dates for the internship? The internship will start on Sunday, June 3rd and will end on Sunday, August 5th.

2. How much does it cost? Besides the cost of a few books, the internship is free!

3. Will I get paid? Unfortunately this is an unpaid internship and we highly encourage each person to get a part-time job. We can help you in finding a part-time job if you have difficulty obtaining one.

4. How many hours a week will I be at the church? Each interns schedule will differ depending on the area of ministry they are serving. However the expectation will be Sunday mornings and classroom on Tuesday mornings. In total each intern will be expected to work 15 hours a week. 

To apply please fill out the application HERE

The Gospel Saves

by Andrew Munneke

For many Christians, the Gospel is the good news of salvation, but they have difficulty understanding and applying this same good news to their everyday life. In this series we will show how The Gospel, when rightly understood and applied, can and does change hearts, our communities, and our world.

Equipping Class: Relationships

February 11, 2018

by Andrew Munneke

Some of the most common questions the pastors at the Hill receive are about romance and relationships. How do you date Biblically? What does the Bible have to say about marriage? What's the point of being single? Come discover God's plan for singleness, dating, and marriage in our first equipping class of the semester. Join us February 11th - March 11th, Sunday evenings at 5:30p.
Teacher: Drew Fitzgerald