Welcome to Grace on the Hill! We are a church growing in love for God and each other through intentional relationships, authentic discipleship, and faithfully serving our neighbors.
 
We believe that the door to salvation is always open and so are the doors to our church. Our mission is to be fully devoted to Jesus by opening our arms to those in search of the truth. We show God’s love and concern for our fellow man at every opportunity. Through works of charity, evangelism and opening our doors to listen and love, we feel that we are walking in the footsteps of Jesus Christ.
 
In 1994, in the 97th year of our existence, the congregation of First United Methodist Church, under the clear leading of God’s will, obediently voted to relocate the church and build a new church on the hilltop we now presently occupy. A prophetic vision was given by the Lord from Isaiah 54:2… “Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of thine habitations: spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes…” God told us He would bring people from the North, South, East, and West. Right before    our very eyes! We are seeing the prophecy unfold before us! We are living the dream! God’s hand is upon us, and His Presence is strong in our midst.

 

We changed our name! That’s right, after over 100 years of being First (United) Methodist Church, the Holy Spirit lead us to “Grace on the Hill – A United Methodist Church.” The new name reflects not only our new location but the “new thing” God is doing here. We emphasize the grace of God around here a lot – God’s grace can reach anybody, save anybody, change anybody, and empower anybody to live for Christ! Plus, we are on a hilltop, so “Grace on the Hill” is who, what and where we are!

 

Awesome new Children’s wing and Student Ministries area! In late 2007, we dedicated our new children’s wing called “Faith Junction” to the glory of God! This 20,000 square foot facility is state of the art and reflects our desire to reach children with the Gospel and disciple them into becoming mature followers of Jesus! At the same time, we renovated almost 10,000 sq. ft. into an awesome worship center for our youth!

 

Inter-Denominational?   While we are very committed to our Wesleyan heritage, we believe denominational lines create barriers that keep the unchurched and dechurched away from God’s house. Therefore, we stress new life in Christ for anybody and de-emphasize our denominational particulars. Perhaps we are being more like our founder John Wesley and the early Methodist movement by winning people to Christ, discipling them in small groups, and sending them out into the world to be salt and light and hope.

 

A church for Anybody! Indeed, there is a lot of excitement and momentum at “Grace on the Hill”. The people here state with humility and sincerity, “We are not trying to be a church for everybody, but we do want to be a church for anybody!”

WHAT WE BELIEVE

About God the Father 

God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He is one God who exists in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, referred to as the Holy Trinity.

Genesis 1:1,26,27; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14

 

About Jesus Christ 

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. He was born of the Virgin Mary. Jesus offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He rose from the dead in bodily form after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

Matthew 1:22-23; John 1:1-15; 14:10-30; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14-15

 

About the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make people aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. Living a Spirit-filled life provides the Christian with the power to live a fruitful and victorious life. He also gives us spiritual gifts.

2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13; 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; 3:16;Galatians 5:25

 

About the Bible 

The Bible is the inspired, inerrant, infallible Word of God. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit.

2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Psalm 12:6; 119:105, 160

 

About Human Beings 

People are made in the image of God, to be like Him in character. Yet because of the Fall of Adam and Eve, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called sin.

Genesis 1:27; Isaiah 53:6a; 59; Romans 3:23

 

About Salvation 

Salvation is God’s free gift to us, but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by accepting Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. Eternal life, meaning a new quality of life, begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his/her life by faith.

Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9;1 John 5:12

 

About the Church 

We believe the Church is the world-wide Body of Christ. It is comprised of all believers of all nations and races, who have been united through the blood of Jesus. God has also called these believers to be part of a local church family.

Matthew 16:18; Hebrews 10:25; 12:22-24; 1 Peter 2:9

 

About Eternity 

People are created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and hell are real places of eternal existence.

John 3:16; 14:2-3; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15