Historic Creeds

Hills Church affirms the following historic Christian Creeds.

Palousafest @ U of I ​

The Apostle's Creed

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, God's only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.
On the third day He rose again; He ascended into heaven, He is seated at the right hand of the Father, and He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic* church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.


*Catholic here means "universal" and does not refer specifically to the Catholic church.


The Nicene Creed

We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, of all that is seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten not made, of one being with the Father; through Him all things were made.

For us and for our salvation He came down from heaven, was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary and became truly human.

For our sake He was crucified under Pontius Pilate; He suffered death and was buried. On the third day He rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and His kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the Giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is worshipped and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets.

We believe in one holy catholic* and apostolic church.

We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.

*Catholic here means "universal" and does not refer specifically to the Catholic church.

We believe that the Bible is God's word to us. We want to build our relationship with Him by learning His words and applying them to our lives. It is our standard for what we believe and for what we do. While the Bible teaches on many issues that are counter cultural and are becoming ever unpopular, we believe God's word supersedes all cultures for all times, and that we are ever called to submit our understanding and intellect to His truth in the Bible. Learning the Bible is a life-long process that we long to approach with great humility (we admittedly don't know everything, but believe God will continue to grow us in our understanding of His Word and obedience to it).

Jesus gave us the Holy Spirit as our Helper and Counselor. His first work as our Counselor is to teach us and remind us of all that Jesus has spoken to us through His Bible (John 14:26). We want to be responsive to the Holy Spirit's daily leading in our personal lives and in the church.