The Mission of Hillcrest Baptist Church -
Hillcrest Baptist Church, a Southern Baptist Church, exists to love and glorify God by lifting up the name of Jesus through Fellowship, Stewardship and Discipleship. It is our desire to serve as an extension of the Kingdom of God on earth, demonstrating His perfect will in all that we do
The Vision of Hillcrest Baptist Church -
Hillcrest Baptist Church, a Southern Baptist Church and an instrument of God’s love, will be known for passionately sharing His love as exemplified through Jesus Christ by building bridges into surrounding communities and beyond.
Several words stand out in our vision statement:
Southern Baptist Church – we are unapologetically connected by choice to the mission and causes of the Southern Baptist Convention. We are partners with the Kershaw Baptist Association, South Carolina Baptist Convention, and the SBC.
Instrument of God’s love – because we have experienced the immeasurable love of Christ we are empowered to demonstrate and share God’s love with others. Because God loved us while we were yet sinners, we can love all people. This love is not passive but dynamic.
Passionately sharing His love – passion is love. When one understands that they were hopelessly lost and in need of a Savior and are confronted by the love of God that transforms us into a person with the assurance of eternal life we are passionate about seeing others discover what we have found.
Exemplified through Jesus Christ – Jesus is the embodiment of love. His birth, life, ministry, death, and resurrection all tangibly express the love Jesus has for all.
Building bridges – this is about connecting and relating to people. Churches choose whether to retreat from the world or embrace the world with the goal of transformation. We choose to connect in everyway possible. Relationships are the bridges over which we can carry the Gospel.
Surrounding communities and beyond – We are located in Elgin, SC. God chose to plant us here. He has also extended our influence throughout the surrounding communities, Kershaw County, the state of South Carolina , the United States, and the entire World. We desire to live out Acts 1:8.
As a Southern Baptist Church we adhere to the Baptist Faith and Message