Who Are We?

Hillside Church is people of all ages, economic levels, and backgrounds who love Jesus. We like to say we are "friends of God, friends of each other."

Our Vision: What We Want to Be

A house of prayer for all people who are reconciled to God and to each other, living as fully devoted followers of Christ.

Our Mission: How We Will Achieve Our Vision

• Pursuing God in everything
• Befriending, supporting and equipping each other
• Unleashing people to extend Christ's Kingdom through our community and world

• Discipleship
• Multiplication
• Teams and Small Groups
• Creativity
• Humility
• Joy

Our Values: What Is Important to Us

• The Bible
• Our Statement of Faith
• Passionate Worship
• People
• Prayer
• Friendship
• Generosity


Our Initiatives: Our Goals for Each Person

• Corporate Worship
• Personal Devotions
• Small Groups
• Ministry Teams
• Generosity

Our Affiliation

We are affiliated with Converge.

Our History

Hillside Church was founded in 1952 as a church plant of Wooddale Baptist Church of Richfield, MN—now Wooddale Church, Eden Prairie, MN. We settled on our present campus in 1969. In 1962, we planted Berean Baptist Church in Burnsville, MN, and in 1978, our people helped plant Friendship Church in Prior Lake. Hillside Church began its partnership with Bethany Academy, a k-12 Christian school that meets on our campus, in 1995.

Our Form of Government

The church is governed by elders, its agenda is implemented by the pastoral staff, and the membership serves through ministry teams. All affairs of the church are held in account by the membership at its annual business meeting.

Becoming a Member

A membership class called “The Hillside Story” offers an opportunity to find out more about Hillside Church and what it means to become a member. If, after attending the class, a person expresses a desire to join, he or she will then meet with two elders to share his or her testimony of faith in Jesus. If a person has not yet been baptized by immersion (a requirement for membership), a date for baptism is scheduled. Prospective members are then welcomed at a worship service.


Other Hillside Happenings

If you’d like to see what else we’ve got going on at Hillside, you can view our current bulletin here.