The MISSION of Hills Baptist Church is to be a four-county cornerstone of faith,
dedicated to our Lord; to serve, care, and witness to all of those around us.
What We Believe
First: We believe the Bible is the sufficient and final rule of faith and practice,
and it is an open book for each believer to read and interpret for himself. We believe
that the Bible is God's revealed message to men and has final authority for us in
all matters of religious faith and practice. In particular it reveals to us the person
and work of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, as the One whom we are to love, serve and
Second: We believe in religious liberty. Freedom in matters of religion is an inherent
right of the human soul. Baptists have no priests, save the Great High Priest, Jesus
Christ. Religious freedom, soul freedom and the unrestrained right of the individual
to approach God.
Third: We believe in separation of church and state. This includes no levy of taxes
to support or aid a particular faith or form of worship. No action by government
that might accord a special status, privilege or priority to any religious organization.
Fourth: We believe that the churches are independent in their local affairs. No popes,
no bishops, no priests and no superiors. Baptist churches are pure democracies.
Fifth: We believe the churches are bodies of regenerated believers who have been
baptized on profession of personal faith in Christ, and have associated themselves
in the fellowship of the Gospel.
Sixth: Baptism and the Lord's Supper are ordinances of the Church. They are not means
of grace. They are symbols of great truths taught in the Scriptures.
Scriptural Baptism: We believe in the baptism by immersion of the body of the believer
in water symbolizing the death, the burial and the resurrection of Jesus, and the
fact of regeneration of the individual.
The Lord's Supperis an ordinance of the Church and is observed in commemoration
of the suffering and death of Christ.