Here at Foothills
Foothills is a community of people pointing to Jesus and declaring His saving work for us on the cross. We delight in worship, bring Him glory as He changes us, and serve each other out of gratitude for His life-saving work. We desire to be His hands and feet in our community and wherever He calls us.
People often ask, “But what kind of church is this?” Foothills is an elder-led, non-denominational church that began as a Baptist church over 100 years ago. We teach the Bible in an exegetical, or explanatory, manner and tend to focus our teaching on books of the Bible. We are conservative in our interpretation of the Bible.
A wide range of people and families make up our church in a rural community setting. We come from a diverse mix of religious and denominational backgrounds. We welcome everyone. We continue to cultivate a missional heart and have a vision of “becoming a whole church for the broken world.”
Genus is a class of things with common characteristics. We used to be a Baptist church and we value those roots. Today, we are non-denominational and fit in a class of churches with the following characteristics:
Incarnational: The Church is the body of Christ. It is a mysterious truth with practical expressions through followers of Jesus. Collectively we house the Spirit of God in this world. The sum of the parts is greater than the whole, so 1+1+1+7. (Colossians 1:27, Ephesians 4:12, Galatians 4:19, 1 Corinthians 6:19; 12:12).
Missional: Mission is why the church exists. Mission exists because worship doesn't. As a missional community of Jesus-followers, we are committed to carrying out His work of reconciling man to God in His way – as a servant (Matthew 28:18-20).
Holistic: The whole gospel for the whole person for the whole world (Matthew 9:35). We live in a fragmented world, where people, families and communities have been torn to shreds. We think Jesus heals and forgives, builds and restores, gives life and brings hope. We even think He is the only hope for this world and that His presence in a life and a community changes everything. Whatever is broken, He can make whole.
Organic: Ministries and people are nurtured and grown from God-given burdens to bless, not assembled and produced to get people in the doors to conform. We are committed to growth and people, not programs and numbers (Luke 13:19).