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OUR VISION

Blue Hills is a gospel-centered church aiming to glorify God in Independence by proclaiming the gospel, treasuring Christ, preaching the Word, loving people, and making disciples.

 

We welcome you to browse this website to learn more about who we are, and we especially welcome you to come visit us sometime!  We meet Sundays @ 10:30am at 1805 N Blue Mills Rd, Independence, MO.   No need to worry about how you're dressed, what your background is, or where you're at in life. The grace of God in Christ reaches out to you, and our doors are open to you.

To help you know us better, below are our core values which help us to carry out our mission.

 

SCRIPTURE

 

God is not silent, He speaks and invites us to come and listen. We celebrate the fact that the God of Heaven can be known, for He has sought us out and made Himself known in the pages of Scripture. We are committed to teaching and preaching the Bible week in and week out, because God's powerful work in our lives is accomplished by His powerful Word. This is where we see His glory and this is where we discover the truth about ourselves, the truth about our world, and the truth about our wonderful Redeemer, Jesus Christ.  

 

GOSPEL

 

The central heartbeat of the Bible is the gospel of Jesus Christ. The gospel is the good news of what God has done through His Son Jesus Christ (especially His life, death, and resurrection) to save us from the eternal punishment of our sins and reconcile us to Himself forever. It is the breathtaking good news that, though we are more sinful than we ever realized, there is a God who is more loving and gracious than we ever dared to hope.  

 

This gospel saves the lost and renews the saved. It touches every part of our lives and shapes every aspect of Christian ministry. We want the gospel to have a felt presence in the life of Blue Hills. 

 

COMMUNITY

 

We are saved into union with Jesus (our Head) and into union with each other. A church isn’t merely a building, it is a family and community. In this community we support one another in prayer and fellowship, bear each other’s burdens, grow in grace, celebrate victories, and work together to serve the body and local community. This is where the church becomes the church in her true form. 

 

WORSHIP

 

The gospel not only gives us a new status of acceptance with God, it has opened the door into the eternal enjoyment of this God. As one author has put it, “You, oh God, have made us for Yourself and our hearts are restless until they rest in You.” We want to see people experience personal renewal as they enjoy and adore the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (even as these three Persons enjoy and adore them).   

 

PRAYER

 

More can be done after prayer but not before it. If the Lord does not build the house we realize that our labors are in vain. We want to be a praying church that lifts our eyes upwards in dependence on God. Even more, we want to enjoy the gift of prayer and communion with God. 

 

DISCIPLESHIP

 

It is our prayer and passion to see people grow in spiritual maturity and personal renewal and to do our part to help them in their discipleship journey. We also want to help people identify their gifts and have opportunities to use them. Additionally, we realize the importance of training the next generation of gospel-ministers, and to that end, we want to make ourselves available for their discipleship and preparation. 

 

MISSION

 

Christ has commissioned His church to make disciples of all nations and herald the good news of the gospel. Even as God sent His Son into the world to accomplish salvation, He is now saving His people from every tribe, tongue, and nation. We are truly honored that God calls us to participate in His restoration process, and to that end we pursue worldwide evangelization as well evangelizing our local community. ​

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