Hills is a church plant that came out of a church plant! It's in our DNA to grow as a church and make disciples for the purpose of replicating healthy churches! We believe that the best method of carrying out Jesus' Great Commission "Go, therefore and make disciples of all nations..." (Matt 28:19) is accomplished through starting new churches! More healthy local churches means more people hearing about Jesus!
Our vision is for these churches to be in university cities where people can hear the clear message of the Gospel in a relevant way. Hills is part of a small network of like-minded churches. As a young church plant ourselves, we're not at the planting phase yet; but we're excited that as a group of churches we get to celebrate three new churches being planted in the Summer of 2016:
Clear River Church, Lafayette, Ind., will be planting a new church (Vida Springs Church) in Gainesville, Florida at the University of Florida.
Blue Sky Church, our sending church in Bellevue, WA, will be sending out a team to start a new church (Vista Church), in San Luis Obispo, CA at Cal -Poly.
And a team from Vine Church, in Carbondale, IL, will be planting (North Pines Church) in Kalamazoo, Mi at Western Michigan University.
As these churches begin gathering disciples to be trained, well equipped, and sent off to new cities, there will be sacrifice and a price to pay! We're confident Jesus will give them everything they need and more to further His mission of making disciples to glorify His name!