What to expect
The Family Gathering
First Thing's First.
As you enter the building, the main sanctuary will be on your right. Straight ahead you will find the nursery and rest rooms. Help yourself to a cup of coffee in the visiting area.
What happens during our gathering?
Our worship service begins with things like scripture reading, responsive readings, and prayer. Then we lift our voices in song, a mix of contemporary and traditional music. The teaching will be gospel-centered Bible exposition. Feel free to catch up on our sermons. The Gathering will last about 75 minutes.
What about my children?
We have a toddler nursery staffed with great people. You're youngsters will have snacks and plenty to do to keep them busy. There is also an infant cry room for your use whenever you're here. During the sermon we want to serve you by offering Children's Church for ages 3-6.
What do I wear?
There is no dress code. Dress ranges from shirt & tie to T-shirt & jeans, but any modest clothing will be fine.
What happens after the gathering?
After the gathering, please feel free to stay and visit for a while. There is typically a lot of coffee consumed and conversation happening. It's a great time for us to get to know one another better.
How do I get involved?
Hillside offers many opportunities to be in community and on mission with God in Dickinson. Please explore the website to learn more about this. A couple of good places to start are Community, Children, and Youth. We hope you find our Sunday Family Gatherings gospel-centered and distraction-free as we all worship our King together.
The Everything Overview
Family Equipping (Sunday School) | Sunday @ 9:00AM
This is traditionally known as Sunday school. At Hillside we want the intentions and outcomes to be clear. We want to utilize this time to equip disciples for ministry. This is a periodical thing so you’ll want to check out our website to see what is current.
Family Worship Gathering | Sunday @ 10:00AM
This is the time our family comes together to celebrate the gospel and worship King Jesus. It is the pinnacle of our week as a family. To serve you, we have a staffed nursery and children’s church during our gathering for everyone under 7.
AWANA Wednesday - 6:00PM-7:30PM
This is the tool we use to come alongside parents at Hillside as they make little disciples in their homes. AWANA is a great time every week in which the children learn scripture, get poured into, and supplement what our parents are doing in their homes. It’s also a wonderful missional endeavor as we generally have some unchurched children to disciple as well!
Student Ministry | Sunday - 4:00PM-5:30PM
Our ministry with our youth is set up much like a missional community. The Students celebrate Jesus together, learn to pray for and support one another, learn to speak the truths of the gospel into one another, and they join the mission in Dickinson alongside the adults.
Community Groups (or Small Groups)
We are a family of witnessing servants who seek to love God, love others, and serve the world. We do all of this by living in community with one another in smaller groups. These are the heartbeat of our family. Our community groups are how we care for one another, grow more fluent in the gospel and Scripture, and saturate Dickinson with the love and service of Jesus. To see a complete list of when and where our groups meet, Click Here.