Who We Are
Hillside Church began from a small group of Christians who were called to build a Christ-centered community in parts of College Grove, Eagleville, and Rockvale.
In the fall of 2020, the church started with 30 people in the Ashworth's Home in Eagleville, TN, the home of our pastor David Ashworth. In just a few short months, the church grew to over 60 people, stretching the home church location beyond its limits. During this time, we were unable to provide childcare or kids programs. We knew a building was needed, so we fasted and prayed.
But God has always provided and protected our community of believers. In the spring of 2021, we moved to our own building in Rockvale, TN. With this move, we are now able to provide more seating, childcare and kids programs, and much more for the community.
Our goal moving into the future is to continue the mission for which we were called: to be a refuge to the community, drawing ourselves and others into a genuine relationship with Jesus Christ.
We believe our church community is welcoming and close-knit. We often spend time with each other outside of Sunday service, breaking bread at our weekly Open Tables, helping each other when there is a need, and praying for God's provision and protection in our lives.
We sincerely hope you will join us if you are in search of a Christ-centered community that preaches the Bible and fights for the truth on a daily basis.
Why We Exist
Our mission is simply this:
"We exist to be a refuge, drawing ourselves and others into a genuine relationship with Jesus Christ."
The mission of Hillside church is centered on the Gospel. In a world full of influences and difficulty, our heart is to stay true to the words of Jesus in what we know and how we treat people. People are often wounded or find themselves alone. Our mission is to be a refuge, which is simply a safe place or shelter from daily life in the world. In being a shelter, we long to share the truth of the Gospel for any who would come because we believe the Gospel changes lives and a relationship with Jesus means everything to any person who would desire to know God.
How We Exist
If our mission is why we exist, our vision is how we accomplish our mission. At Hillside church we focus on three general areas as we serve our church body and community:
We commit ourselves to knowing and living out Scripture in our daily lives, practicing what we learn in both our words and deeds.
We commit ourselves to each other. To live out the Gospel begins with how we treat our community. Our commitment to our community is simply loving our neighbor.
We commit ourselves to serve God in ministry, outreach and individually as we go where God directs us and we do what God has called us to do.
In these three simple words, we seek God for ourselves, we love our neighbor and we live out the call on each of our lives.
The Fine Details
In everything we do as a church, we want to point back to our mission and vision. We believe our logo accurately reflects our intentions. Below is a breakdown explaining each element of our logo:
Represents our vision of going back to tradition with our teaching, worship, and culture.
Represents our vision of our community being a refuge that draws others to Jesus Christ.
Represents our vision of being a light to the community and bringing others to Jesus Christ.
Represents our story of humble beginnings as a home church on the hillside in Eagleville, TN.