In 1960 Hilliard Presbyterian Church was planted at the corner of Leap and Edgewyn Roads, at the intersection of the newest subdivisions in the growing city of Hilliard on the west side of Columbus, Ohio. The new families of Beacon, Hillcrest and later DarbyGlen needed a place convenient for worship and ministry for their young families.
Hilliard Presbyterian has continued its ministry to the people of the South Leap Corridor for the past 60 years. Whether it is the annual summer carnival for the kids of the neighborhood, welcoming the YMCA Summer Camp, partnering with Hilliard Church of the Nazarene to supply the food pantry or hosting the local car shows, HPC knows it is here to serve her neighbors with the love of Jesus Christ. And we have discovered over and over again that God has many partners for his work here in the city of Hilliard and the surrounding community.
Each Sunday we gather for Bible Study at 9:00 am and the Sunday Worship Service begins in the Sanctuary at 10:00 am.
On Tuesdays, we gather in the Sanctuary for prayer at 7:00 pm, and on Wednesdays, our Mid-Week Study Group meets at 10:30 am.
Everyone is welcome to join in attending any of the services we offer.
WHAT WILL THE WORSHIP SERVICE BE LIKE?
At Hilliard Presbyterian, we keep it simple. It’s relaxed but focused. We don’t need to be flashy or put on big productions for people to meet God. We believe that Jesus is enough. Here’s what you can expect during a typical worship gathering:
When we gather for worship, our worship team will lead us in music and song. We strive to balance newer music with some of the great hymns of our faith. We have a simple ensemble, a gifted pianist, and an equally gifted vocalist who lead us in worship. As we sing our focus is not on ourselves or the people around us, but on telling Jesus how much we love Him. So no matter what kind of voice you have, what matters most is that you sing for the Lord from your heart.
At Hilliard Presbyterian, we believe that Scripture is God’s gift to us to show us who He is and what He’s done for us. Every week before service, we teach from the Bible in our Sunday Morning Bible Study beginning at 9:00 am. These studies are focused on the Scripture passages that will be expounded upon in the Sermon.
One of the greatest privileges we have as followers of Jesus is being able to pray with boldness and confidence. We’ll pray together throughout our time and if you would like to have someone pray for you privately, let us know and we would be honored to pray with you after the worship service.
Communion is something that Jesus began the night before he died as a way for his followers to remember and participate in his death on the cross. At Hilliard Presbyterian, we celebrate communion together every week. We welcome all Christians who actively trust Jesus for salvation, who are willing to turn away from their sin to receive communion with us.
If you are our guest, please do not feel obligated to give anything financially – please feel free to give as God leads you during the offering.
WHAT KIND OF PEOPLE MAKE UP HILLIARD PRESBYTERIAN?
What you’ll encounter when you attend HPC is a diverse biblical community where people seek to know and love God, live in community with others and transform the world by serving our city as we think Jesus would. Practically speaking, that means the some of us are just checking out Christianity for the first time, while others have been in church their whole lives. The members of Hilliard Presbyterian span all different ethnicities, ages and backgrounds. Everyone is welcome.
WHAT ABOUT MY KIDS?
Hilliard Presbyterian is a family-friendly environment. We believe that children are a blessing from God and are a vital part of every local church. Families have the option of worshipping together with the children, or they may go to the Journey Table where they can participate in crafts and other fun activities. We know that either way having kids in worship with us can sometimes bring some extra “kid noise” with it – but that’s OK, we like it that way.
WHAT IF I’M NOT USED TO GOING TO CHURCH?
You are why we are here. HPC wants to be a comfortable place for those who are curious about God. We want to be a place where you can learn, apply and wrestle with who God is and what He wants for you. It’s okay if you don’t have it all figured out yet.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
At Hilliard Presbyterian, you’re welcome to wear whatever you’d like. Some wear ties others wear tattoos. There is no set dress code. The important part of it all is that you just be you.
CAN I INVITE MY FRIENDS?
Please do. We seek to be a welcoming environment for people who are curious about Christianity or who are seeking to belong to a community of believers.