We believe that what we do ministry-wise should flow purposefully out of what we value and love. With this in mind, first we gather in worship for we believe all ministry begins at the table of God’s Word and Sacrament. Worship is the fount from which all ministry flows and from there we move out into the world, reaching out to our community, teaching the love and truth of sacred Scripture, and sending as many as we can out into the world with the good news of forgiveness and life through Jesus Christ. To accomplish this, we…
BUILD MINISTRIES: Our core ministries include Worship Ministry, Christian Religious Formation for Children and Adults, Ministry with Children and Youth, Prayer Groups, Small Group Ministry, Women’s Ministry, Men’s Ministry, Outreach and Missions Ministry, and most recently we have added a team of Parish Nurses and a Counselor to begin Health Ministry in the parish. All of these share a common focus: to help people experience God.
HAVE FUN: Potlucks, picnics, Thanksgiving Feast, Mardi Gras celebration, St. Patrick’s Day celebration with corned beef and cabbage, are ways that we enjoy each other and God. See our calendar in the church bulletin or on our church website for upcoming events.
GROW: Small groups are central to our ministry plan. These groups focus on prayer and guided discussion-based Bible study. The goal of these groups is to take God’s truth and love and learn together how to incorporate them into our lives. In addition to small groups, each ministry offers various ways to grow and serve.
SHARE: We believe that the good news of life and forgiveness in Jesus is the most important message in the world. At Hill Country we encourage and facilitate the sharing of this good news in at least four ways…
- Health. We strive to be a healthy community that is attractive to people who are seeking a genuine relationship with God and others.
- Training. We provide opportunities for people to grow in their understanding of this good news and in their ability to clearly communicate this good news to family, friends, and neighbors.
- Ministries. We encourage all of our ministries to find and implement creative ideas that stimulate the building of relationships.
- Needs. We are always looking for ways to meet not only the practical needs of those within our church, but also of those within our community. The development of a barter board on which services and goods may be offered, the hosting of an annual Thanksgiving community dinner, periodic mission trips to support one of our missionaries in Mexicali, and our plans for a series of Saturday morning seminars on topics of interest to our church fellowship and the community all demonstrate our commitment to meeting the needs of others.