About Heather Hills - Ministry Plan

Ministry Plan

Core Values | Mission Statement | Vision Statements (2011)

Core Values

  1. We are passionate about the proclamation and defense of the Scripture, as our final authority for faith and practice.
  2. We are passionate about the spread of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, both locally* and around the world.
  3. We are passionate about Christian fellowship, based in the Gospel and love of Jesus Christ.
  4. We are passionate about prayer, believing it to be essential for spiritual growth, spiritual warfare, spiritual direction, and spiritual blessing.
  5. We are passionate about the spiritual equipping of Christians, applying the truth of Scripture to daily living.
  6. We are passionate about serving God in the local church, with all members using their spiritual gifts in ministry.*
  7. We are passionate about the sincere, biblical worship of God.
  8. We are passionate about Christian unity, but not at the expense of biblical truth.

*aspirational, not actual value

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Mission Statement

"Sharing Jesus with our neighbors and following Him together"

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Vision Statements (2011)

  1. It is the dream of Heather Hills to be a church where teachers of the Bible are constantly being developed and placed in ministry, where biblically-based articles are being written and published, where partnerships for the education and defense of the Scripture are formed, and where public forums are created for discussion of biblical topics.
  2. It is the dream of Heather Hills to be a church where each member is engaged in personal evangelism and where men and women are regularly equipped and sent into the world as ministers and missionaries. It is a church where personal involvement in missions is encouraged through short-term missions trips and apprenticeship programs. It is a church whose reputation in the community is positively felt by every citizen through community-friendly facilities, communication through varied media, service projects, and the breaking down of language, ethnic, and social barriers.
  3. It is the dream of Heather Hills to be a church where there are no unnecessary barriers to fellowship. It is a place where a close and welcomed accountability is shared. It is a church that understands the importance of cooperation and fellowship with other local churches of like faith for the advance of the Gospel.
  4. It is the dream of Heather Hills to be a church who prays according to biblical models and instruction. It is a people who trust each other enough to share spiritual needs with each other, as well as physical needs.
  5. It is the dream of Heather Hills to be a place where both men and women are being discipled in the faith and equipped in ministry, where the practical application of biblical truth is taught regularly. It is a church where the older are teaching the younger, where discipleship is active in each home and ministry, and where biblical discernment and defense are valued.
  6. It is the dream of Heather Hills to be a church where all members are equipped for their place of ministry and where all Christians find fulfillment in service. It is a place where members desire to keep themselves usable for the Lord in the church, where members are gently and patiently encouraged to become increasingly serving members. It is a church where all ministries are appropriately aligned and prioritized to the ministry plan and spiritual giftedness of the membership, subject to the Lord’s leading.
  7. It is the dream of Heather Hills to be a church where all Christians sincerely respond to God’s truth. It is a place where worship demonstrates a biblical unity that is contagious. It is a dream where worship is a priority at home and a witness to the world through church gatherings outside our walls. It is a place where composition and publishing of new music for congregational and private worship takes place, where partnering with churches of like faith for public expressions of worship occurs, and where an increasing number of members are worshiping in a growing number of fellowship groups on a regular basis.
  8. It is the dream of Heather Hills to be a church where division is neither allowed nor honored, where members are eager to restore one another in a spirit of gentleness, bearing one another’s burdens in love, bound together in peace.

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