Hillandale Baptist Church Mission Statement:
To Know Christ and To Make Him Known
Hillandale Baptist Church believes that it is not enough to know “something” about Christ. We must invite Him into our lives and begin to know Him spiritually and personally. True Christian character arises out of having Christ alive within us. Thus, the first part of our mission statement is based on the following:
To Know Christ
Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish that I may gain Christ and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith, that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings being conformed to His death, if, by any means, I may attain to the resurrection from the dead. Not that I have already attained or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold on me. Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended, but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
The second half of our mission is To Make Him Known. By reaching out to others, we share with them how Jesus Christ has made a difference in our lives and that He is our Risen Savior.
To Make Him Known
And Jesus came and spoke to them saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”