About Hillside

Our Vision
Our Vision

To join God in making all things new for His glory and our good.

Our Mission
Our Mission

To make disciples of Jesus here, near, and far.

Our Strategy
Our Strategy

Connect to Jesus.

Grow in Jesus.

Go out for Jesus.

Imperatives / Focus

Personal Transformation | Community Formation | City Renewal | Kingdom Movement | Prayer in All Things

Our Beliefs

Learn more about what we believe.

What We Believe

Our Affiliation

We are affiliated with Converge.

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Our Staff & Elders

Meet our staff & elders.

The Team
Our History

Hillside Church was founded in 1952 as a church plant of Wooddale Baptist Church of Richfield, MN—now Wooddale Church, Eden Prairie, MN. We settled on our present campus in 1969. In 1962, we planted Berean Baptist Church in Burnsville, MN, and in 1978, our people helped plant Friendship Church in Prior Lake. Hillside Church began its partnership with Bethany Academy (now United Christian Academy) , a K-12 Christian school that meets on our campus, in 1995.

Become A Member

A membership class called The Hillside Story offers an opportunity to find out more about Hillside Church and what it means to become a member. If, after attending the class, a person expresses a desire to join, he or she will then meet with two elders to share his or her testimony of faith in Jesus. If a person has not yet been baptized by immersion (a requirement for membership), a date for baptism is scheduled. Prospective members are then welcomed at a worship service. The Hillside Story is offered periodically; please stay tuned to the bulletin or to our Adult Education page to learn when it will be offered next.