The Church

As a church, we focus on the ministry of the word, the sacraments, and evangelism. There are various ministries in and around the Hillsdale area. What was lacking was a distinctively Reformed church — a body that is devoted to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread, and the prayers. The goal is to be a church that truly sees worship at the heart of all of life.

For this reason the Psalms are a prominent part of the life of the church, along with the best of Christian hymnody from all ages. The order of worship follows the historic patterns of Reformed liturgy. The preaching is expository and redemptive-historical. The Lord’s Supper is celebrated weekly.

As for programs and ministries? These will develop in the course of the life of the church as the outpouring of her worship. The preaching of the word will challenge the people of God to love their neighbors in tangible ways, so mercy ministry will emerge from the worship of God. As we devote ourselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, the breaking of bread, and the prayers, we cannot help but then also care for one another and live together as the body of Christ.