About Us

ABOUT HILLSIDE

Hillside Foursquare Church exists to help people find, understand, & follow God’s plan for their lives. We meet in a building located on a hillside overlooking Reno – & the other 6 days a week are the “Monday Morning Church,” called to ask ourselves, “What would Jesus do if He were walking in my shoes?” Then, we intentionally live out our faith in Christ in the context of our daily lives in the “real world.” A Bible verse that helps illustrate what we’re here on the planet for:

Matthew 5:14,16 – “You are the light of the world. A city on a hillside cannot be hidden…let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.”

Hillside is a part of an extended worldwide movement called the Foursquare Church, which has more than 66,000 churches in more than 140 countries. You can find out more about the Foursquare Church at: http://foursquare.org

Our pastors, Louie & Joni Locke, have been at Hillside since January 2000.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Our Sunday morning gatherings begin at 10:30 a.m., & start with worship & corporate communion CONNECTION TIME – we take 10 or so minutes to connect with the people around us, grab a cup of coffee, & a pastry. H4KIDS (Nursery through 5th Grade,  & H4Y (Hillside Foursquare Youth – Middle School through High School) are released to their age appropriate classes after worship. The Speech – rooted in the Bible Response/Prayer/Hang out – after the speech, you’re invited to hang out & spend some time over some free snacks (nachos, etc.).

Expect Connections… Hillside has great music, a friendly atmosphere, good smells, and lots of coffee. We want to create an environment making it simple and easy to have an encounter with God through Jesus Christ.

Bottom Line: we believe that living the life of a Christ follower is a fulfilling, challenging, and FUN way to live life. The best part is that we get to live this life in the context of committed connected relationships with others that are on the same journey as we are.

If you have more questions about what Hillside Foursquare Church is like, you can send an email to our information center at info@hillside4.org, or call during office hours (775.322.3004) or better yet, ask someone you know who is a part of our church family.

--- OUR MISSIONS & VALUES ---

Our Values

We believe that every church family is unique, & is shaped by a set of values that guide the WHY’s, WHAT’s, & HOW’s of living out our lives as Christ-followers. Our values give you a glimpse of Hillside; it’s an attempt to put into words what we believe we’re to “be being” & to “be becoming…”.

Spirit filled Life

We believe that every good gift & all spiritual blessings come from God, enabling us to live lives full of the Holy Spirit’s power & boldness: For effective, faithful Spirit directed lives Without having to manufacture ‘spirituality,’ degenerating into self-indulgence or ‘weirdness’ CHECK OUT: 1Chronicles 12:32; Acts 1:8; Ephesians 1:3; 5:18; James 1:17.

AUTHENTICITY

We believe that God has created us to live genuine & authentic lives before Him & others: Living lives of integrity: Living free, each with our distinct & unique personality, gifts, & talents. We’re accepted by God without having to put forward a facade. CHECK OUT: Romans 12:10; 1Peter 2:1; 2Peter 1:7.

CONNECTED RELATIONSHIPS

We believe that our relationship with God is best lived out in the context of close, connected relationships as a part of the life of a local Church family: Living as a Christ-follower means loving others Relationships provide opportunity for encouragement, synergy, & teamwork Gives us a great focus for life: people! CHECK OUT: Psalm 68:6; Matthew 22:39; Eccl. 4:9-12; John 13:34,35; Hebrews 10:25.

Teamwork

We believe that God has called us to work together in all we do to fulfill His purposes in our lives & church family. This means we look to actively work with others in the tasks we do & in the roles we serve in within Hillside Teamwork allows us to coordinate our efforts to build relationship, encourage each other, & to maximize effectiveness. CHECK OUT: Genesis 1:18; Matthew 28:18-20; 1Cor.12:12-30; Eccl. 4:12; Ephesians 4:11-13.

THE NEXT GENERATION
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We believe that the next generation is a gift from God – & that it’s our responsibility to teach them to be fully devoted followers of Christ. Therefore, we choose to: Place a high priority on reaching kids, youth, & students intentionally, creatively, & strategically Freely give our time, energy, & resources to do so. Acknowledge that Jean-Luc Picard is a superior Starship Commander to James T. Kirk ☺ CHECK OUT: Psalm 22:30,31; Psalm 71:18; Matthew 18:3-6.

CREATIVITY

We believe that God has created each one of us as a masterpiece. His creative genius is at work in our lives & is reflected in the way we live & express Him: In music, art, & other creative expressions. In how we live & interact with others. Living life in the manner Christ intended – in all of its fullness. CHECK OUT: Ephesians 2:10; 2Corinthians 5:17; John 10:10; Psalm 139:13,14.

A MISSIONAL LIFE

We believe that God has created us to be missional in how we live: to be living as “the Church on Monday,” intentionally engage our community with the love, acceptance, & forgiveness characteristic of Jesus Christ. The Good News deserves to be lived out – not just presented – simply & faithfully. Reflective of the fact that we’re on a “Mission from God!” CHECK OUT: John 13:34,35; 1Corinthians 13; Acts 17:23; Romans 10:14-20.

We’d love to have you!

3200 Sutro Street
Reno, NV 89512