Our church family works together to glorify God and proclaim Him to our neighbors. At Hillcrest we do thisin three ways:
We SERVE one another as church members in times of need and through churchwide serving teams.
We SUPPORT local mission partners who are doing hands on ministry in our community.
We SHARE the gospel with those around us.
As thankful believers, we are compelled to serve in obedience to God and in gratitude for our salvation. Every member of Hillcrest is asked to serve in at least one of the following capacities.
A vibrant children’s ministry is made possible by dedicated volunteers who serve the Lord through loving and leading our youngest attenders. Your service in this vital ministry area will help ensure that Hillcrest is a place where families thrive. Hillcrest Kids is staffed with volunteers who love children and are ready to be trained and prepared to meet the needs of the little ones entrusted to us. Whether you’ve been a long time nursery volunteer or are interested in becoming one now, we look forward to working together to create an excellent ministry to children! (Please note that all volunteers who serve with children or students are required to submit to a background check.)
In anticipation of guests, this team is tasked with welcoming, greeting, directing, and assisting visitors and members as they arrive. Your role on this team may make an eternal difference in someone’s life. Every person who steps or drives onto church property is precious to God. This team will serve to ensure that all who come our way sense their importance to The Lord and to all of us at Hillcrest!
The Hillcrest CARE Team works with our Deacon Board to ensure that our members are taken care of in times of need. From families welcoming a new child by birth or adoption to families experience surgery, illness, or death, this team orchestrates meals and seeks to meet other tangible needs of those who need assistance in times of celebration or crisis.
Ensuring the safety of our members and guests is a priority of the leadership of Hillcrest. This team also works together to provide medical assistance in the event of an emergency.
WORSHIP & PRODUCTION
Our choir and instrumentalists combine their musical gifts to create an atmosphere of beauty and reverence for our weekly worship services.
Our production volunteers mix sound and advance lyric slides during our Sunday morning worship hour. This team enhances the weekend services by utilizing our audio and video technology to its maximum potential.
Hillcrest's library is continually being expanded with additional Bible study materials, works by classic Christian authors, terrific missionary biographies, and titles that speak to a range of topics from marriage and parenting to money management and current events. Our Library team oversees our inventory and helps guests locate books and other resources.
Hillcrest regularly hosts events that require detailed event coordination and food services assistance. Needs include help with set up/tear down, food prep, decor and entertainment planning, and much more. If you have ability to help in any of these areas, please consider joining this team.
How We Care For Our Neighbors
Hillcrest partners with several local organizations that we support throughout the year. We do this by highlighting one of them each month and supporting them through prayer, volunteer efforts, and collecting items to benefit their specific needs.
Many of these organizations have a reach into lives that we would otherwise not be able to serve, so it is a privilege to partner with them to support the work that they are doing in our community. To learn more about these organizations, we invite you to visit their websites.
Telling Others the Greatest News
Our calling as believers has never been to stay quiet about our faith. We have the greatest news ever, the gospel of Jesus Christ, and it is a privilege every time we have the opportunity to share it with someone who is desperately far from Christ .
Every part of what we do and how we program as a church is meant to equip believers to confidently share their faith with friends, family, and neighbors. Studying the Bible was never meant to simply fill us with knowledge, but rather to transform us and prepare us to live out the Great Commission. When our members do this, they are able to reach people who, while they may not accept an invitation to a church service, can observe the difference the gospel makes in the life of a person who loves Jesus.
Here are a few links that may be helpful as you share the gospel:
1 Samuel 12:24 Only fear the Lord and serve him faithfully with all your heart. For consider what great things he has done for you.
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