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Our Dreams

Ephesians 3:20 (MSG)

20-21 God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us.

Everybody needs a dream. Dreams excite and propel us forward. The history of this church is a testimony to the power of a God-given dream and we never want our dreams to shrink to the size of our situation.

We believe the following to be our God given dreams as we push forward into the future.

To be a “life-giving” church for people and families

Hillcrest has a legacy of people and families whose lives have been changed through their connection with Hillcrest and we have a dream of continuing to help transform individual lives as well as the lives of families.

To sharpen our focus on inner-city ministries

Hillcrest is located on the Hilltop of Columbus Ohio. It is an inner-city diverse community rich with history. We dream of a community where kids, young people, adults and families alike are valued and equipped for living to their full potential in the Lord. This dream leads us to be innovative and creative in our outreach to our neighbors.

To plant a church in the suburbs of Columbus

Hillcrest was a church plant as First Baptist Church, located in downtown Columbus at the time, reached to its west suburbs. Hillcrest has a similar dream as we believe God has called us to plant a church in the suburbs of Columbus. We believe a partnership with a church in the suburbs will enhance ministries and further help us to "change the world."

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