Values

People

All people matter to God, therefore they should matter to us. God seeks lost people, so should the church.

(Luke 15; Luke 19:10)


The Church

The church should be culturally relevant while remaining doctrinally pure.

(1 Corinthians 9:22)


Excellence

The church should strive for excellence in everything it does. Excellence honors God and inspires people.

(Colossians 3:17)


Community

The church will strive to pattern itself after the early church described in Acts 2:42-47, wherein biblical community and authentic relationships are encouraged, both within and outside the church body.

(Acts 2:42-47)


God's Word

God's Word is the transformational catalyst for our lives, and it's teaching is essential and fundamental to the process of believers developing into fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.

(1 Peter 2:2)

Beliefs

Basic Beliefs

Roll Hill passionately reaches out to people who are far from God. Rather than run from culture, we have chosen to harness it to connect with people and show them God's timeless truths. Although our approach is anything but traditional, we believe in and maintain a conservative theological position.


The Bible - God wrote a book

The Bible is God's Word to all people. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. Because it was inspired by God, the Bible is truth without any mixture of error and is completely relevant to our daily lives and has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.


(Deuteronomy 4:1-2; Psalms 119:11, 89, 105; Isaiah 40:8; Matthew 22:29; John 5:39; 16:13-15; 17:17; Romans 15:4; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; Hebrews 1:1-2; 4:12; 1 Peter 1:25; 2 Peter 3:16)


Trinity - God: Three in One

God has existed in relationship with Himself for all eternity. He exists as one substance in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Although each member of the Trinity serves different functions, they each possess equal power and authority.


(Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 61:1; Matthew 28:19; Mark 1:9-11; Luke 1:35; John 5:21-23; 14:10, 16; Romans 8:9-11; 1 Corinthians 8:6; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Hebrews 1:8-10; James 2:19)


The Father - God is great, God is good

God is great: He is all powerful, all knowing, ever present, unchanging, completely worthy of our trust, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power, and love and above all, holy. It is in Him that we live, move and exist. God is good: He is our Father. He is loving, compassionate, He hears and answers prayer, and saves all who come to Him through Jesus Christ and faithful to His people and His promises.


(Exodus 3:14; Numbers 23:19; Leviticus 11:44-45; 19:2; Psalm 11:4-6; Malachi 3:6 John 3:16; 4:24; 5:26; 14:1; Acts 17:28; Romans 3:3-4)


The Son - God became man

Jesus Christ is completely human but, at the same time, completely God. We believe in His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles and teachings. He is the only plan for bringing people who are far from God back into a right relationship with God. He lived a perfect life, so that He could be a substitution for us in satisfying God's demands for perfection. He defeated death in His resurrection so that we could have life. We believe in His ascension to heaven and eventual return to earth.


(Isaiah 7:14; 53; Matthew 1:18-23; 3:17; 8:29; 14:33; 16:16; 28:5-6; Luke 22:70; 24:46-47; John 1:1, 14; 10:30; 11:25-27; 17:1-5; Acts 1:9; 2:22-24; 7:55-56; Romans 1:3-4; 3:23-26; 8:1-3; 10:4; 1 Corinthians 8:6; 2 Corinthians 5:19-21; Gal 4:4-5; Philippians 2:5-11; Colossians 1:15; 2:9; 1 Timothy 2:5-6; 3:16)


The Holy Spirit - God is always present

His presence assures us of our relationship with Christ. He guides believers into all truth and exalts Christ. He convicts people of their sin, God's righteousness, and the coming judgment. We believe the Holy Spirit lives in every believer in Christ and that He is our helper and source of strength. He comforts us, gives us spiritual gifts, and makes us more like Christ.


(Genesis 1:2; Psalms 51:11; 139:7 ff.; Isaiah 61:1-3; Joel 2:28-32; Mark 1:10; Lk 1:35; 4:1; 11:13; 12:12; John 15:26; 16:7-14; Acts 1:8; 2:1-4; 13:2; Romans 8:9-11, 14-16, 26-27; 1 Corinthians 3:16; Ephesians 1:13-14; 2 Peter 1:21; Revelation 22:17)


Humanity - God's image bearers

All people are made in the image of God and are the supreme object of His creation. We were created to have fellowship with God but became separated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, we cannot attain a right relationship with God through our own effort. Every human personality is uniquely created, possesses dignity, and is worthy of respect and Christian love.


(Genesis 1:26-30; 2:7, 18-22; 3; Psalms 8:3-6; 32:1-5; 51:5; Isaiah 6:5; Jeremiah 17:5; Acts 17:26-31; Romans 1:19-32; 3:10-18, 23; 5:6; 6:6; 7:14-25; 1 Corinthians 1:21-31; 15:19, 21-22; Ephesians 2; Colossians 1:21-22; 3:9-11)


Salvation - God's only way

The blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the only way of salvation through the forgiveness of sin. Salvation occurs when people place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin. Salvation is a gift from God, and it cannot be earned through our own efforts. God offers salvation to all who come to faith in Jesus Christ, repent of their sins, and are baptized into Him.


(Isaiah 1:18; 53:5-6; 55:7; Matthew 1:21; 27:22-28:6; Luke 1:68-69; 2:28-32; John 1:12; 3:16, 36; 5:24;Acts 2:21; 4:12; 16:30-31; Romans 1:16-18;3:23-25; 5:8-10; 6; 1 Corinthians 1:18; 2 Corinthians 5:17-20; Galatians 2:20; 3:13; Ephesians 2:8-10;Philippians 2:12-13; Hebrews 9:24-28; Revelation 3:20)


Ordinances - Christ at the Center

Jesus Christ gave two ordinances to the church, baptism, and the Lord's Supper (communion). We believe that baptism is the immersion of a believer in water. We believe that the Lord's Supper was instituted by Christ for us to remember His death for our sins. We believe that these two ordinances should be observed until the return of Jesus Christ.


(1 Corinthians 11:24; 11:28; Matthew 26:26-28; 3:13-16; Mark 14:22-24; Luke 22:19-20; Romans 6:3-5; 1 Peter 3:21; Colossians 2:12)


The Church - God's design for community

The Church is a local community of baptized believers unified through faith in Christ. It is committed to the teachings of Christ and obeying all of His commands, and it seeks to bring the Gospel to the world. The Church works together in love and unity, intent on the ultimate purpose of glorifying Christ.


(Matthew 16:18-19; 18:15-20; Acts 2:41-47; 5:11-14; 13:1-3; 14:23; 16:5; 20:28; 1 Corinthians 7:17; 9:13-14; 12; Ephesians 1:22-23; 2:19-22; 3:10-12; 5:22-32; Colossians 1:18; 3:15; 1 Timothy 4:14; 1 Peter 5:1-4; Revelation 21:2-3)


Eternity - Somewhere forever

People were created to exist forever. we will exist either eternally separated from God by sin or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is Heaven. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence. We believe in the personal and visible return of Jesus to establish His eternal kingdom.


(John 3:16, 36; Romans 6:23; 1 John 2:25; 5:11-13;Revelation 20:15)