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How to Create Gospel-Centered Community

Core Values: Authentic Community “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” – John 13:34-35 What is Gospel-Centered Community? Conservative Christian circles toss…


Core Values: Passionate Worship

“If worship does not change us, it has not been worship. To stand before the Holy One of eternity is to change. Worship begins in holy expectancy; it ends in holy obedience.” – Richard J Foster Jesus said, “The hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in…


Core Values: Strong Prayer Base

“One of the most amazing things in the Gospels is how much time Jesus spent in prayer. He had only three years of public ministry, but He was never too hurried to spend hours in prayer. He prayed before every difficult task and at every crisis in His ministry. No day began or closed in…


Core Values: Biblical Teaching

In MY LAST POST we began a short series on the core values of Hilltown Baptist Church, and our hope is that these core values become your core values—not that we would all practice “Biblical Teaching” or be in charge of creating “Authentic Community”, but that we would each have an increasing awareness of and appetite for these things,…


Core Values

Last August our elders spent a weekend away praying and prayerfully considering the present and future of our church.  We wanted the opportunity to “take the pulse” of our ministries, but we also wanted a chance to dream about what the ministry here could and should look like in order to glorify God and share Him with…

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