Sunday Morning Schedule
9:00am - Adult Bible Fellowships, Student Ministries and Children's Ministries:
We have a variety of Adult Bible Fellowships offered at 9am. For more information, please click here. Our student ministries for Jr. High and High School and The Kids Zone (elementary school age) also meets at 9am.
10:45am - Worship Service:
Our worship service incorporates a variety of worship song styles from hymns to contemporary. We offer sound Biblical teaching from several of our Pastoral staff and guest teachers. Our service is filled with people of all ages as we join together as a church to worship God through teaching, singing, giving and sharing about how God is working in our lives.
1:00pm - Spanish Service:
Iglesia Libre En Cristo meets for praise and teaching in Spanish. This vibrant congregation that also has small groups meeting throughout the week.
What we believe
We believe that the Bible is God's totally true Word. We believe that God's Son, Jesus Christ, lived a perfect life, died for sinners and rose again from the dead. We believe that the Holy Spirit of God lives in those who receive Christ as their Lord and Savior. We believe that everyone who is "born again" through faith in Jesus is part of God's family, the Body of Christ, the Church. For more information, you can click on the titles and view The Evangelical Free Church of America's Statement of Faith and the Distinctives of The Evangelical Free Church of America. You can also view our Church By-Laws and Church Constitution.
For a list of Hillside's 8 Values, please click here.
Where we are located
Hillside Evangelical Free Church is located about one-half mile from Highway 87, nestled against the hills in South San Jose, just north of the Auto Mall on Capital Expressway at 545 Hillsdale Avenue. Click here to get directions.
How big is Hillside Church?
We have an average Sunday morning worship attendance of about 400. In our children's department, about 100 children come each Sunday morning. Additionally, we have about 125 at our Spanish service.
What does our name, Hillside Evangelical Free Church mean?
Hillside refers to the location of our campus on Communication Hill in South San Jose. Evangelical Free is the affiliation that we are a part of, a group of like-minded churches. Evangelical refers to our primary belief in the Bible as God's Word and the Good News of eternal life through faith in Jesus Christ. Free refers to our form of government. We are a congregational church, and we make our decisions here, at the local level. We are also in the ministry of setting people free through the love of Jesus Christ!
Please click here to read about how Hillside got started.