Pastoral Ministry

Preaching Ministry

The preaching ministry at Hillcrest is expository. We believe preaching through full books of the Bible helps us to grow and develop into mature disciples of Jesus Christ. There are times, throughout the year, that topical sermons are utilized. 

Deacon Ministry

Deacons, in accordance with the meaning of the work and practice in the New Testament, are to be servants of the church. Their tasks are to serve with the Senior Pastor and staff in performing the pastoral ministries:

  • leading the church in the achievement of its mission;
  • proclaiming the gospel to believers and unbelievers, and;
  • caring for church members and other people in the community.

Church Council

The primary function of the Church Council is to set and implement the ministry goals of the church by:

  • reviewing and coordinating ministry plans;
  • establishing the yearly calendar;
  • allotting resources to maintain current ministries and to develop new ministries;
  • recommending the annual church budget

The Church Council consists of the following:

  • Church ministerial staff
  • Chairperson of Stewardship, Properties, Personnel
  • Mission Task Force Director
  • Committee on Committees Team Chairperson
  • Nominating Ministry Team Chairperson
  • Deacons Chairman, Vice-Chairman
  • Director of Lay Counseling