Our Story

RECENT BEGINNINGS

City on a Hill Community Church of Indian River began as a church plant in the summer of 2016. For nearly a year and half we met in Inland Lakes School, setting up and tearing down each Sunday.  In December 2017, we were extremely blessed by another ministry (Strait Gate House of Prayer) offering us their building.  Since then, we have been meeting at our new location (quite literally on a hill!). It’s been an incredible journey these past few years, and we know that none of it is possible without the Lord directing our steps.

 

A little about who we are—we are a non-denominational, Bible believing church founded on two main principles. 1. We believe the Bible to be the inerrant Word of God. This means the entirety of Scripture is inspired by the Holy Spirit—from the beginning of Genesis to the end of Revelation.  2. The second principle is that we believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God, took on human form (the incarnation), died on the cross as the atoning sacrifice for all our sins (the crucifixion), and rose from the grave on the third day (the resurrection), thus giving all who place their faith in Christ Jesus the eternal gift of salvation.  Our mission is to make disciples by leading people to Jesus Christ and a growing relationship with Him. We strive to bring new life to our community with Christ-centered relationships built on Biblical truth.To learn more about what we believe, head over to our Core Beliefs page.

 

COME AS YOU ARE

Whether you wear jeans and a t-shirt or prefer to dress up, we want you to feel comfortable in our worship service. Our services typically last about an hour long and consists of contemporary worship, a message from our pastors, and prayer.

 

AFTER SERVICE

At CHCC Indian River we value our times of fellowship. After each service we love to head downstairs to the fellowship hall and grab a cup of coffee, a delicious meal, and spend time in fellowship. We’d love for you to stick around after service and share a meal with us!

 

WHAT ABOUT THE KIDS?

We are blessed to have many young families in our congregation. We have a wonderful children’s program we call Kid City. To learn more about our Kid City program head over to the Kid City page! 

3228 Gatewood Ave, Indian River, MI 49749, USA

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Show a three-year-old a rainbow and his eyes pop open, he laughs and murmurs something that sounds semi close to English; that's wonder. Show a third grader how pleasing God connects to honoring her parents and she will most likely look at you funny and continue eating her pizza; that's discovery. As a teacher, church leader, or parent you want a curriculum that will help you connect the love and worship of God to good decision-making for your elementary school students. You want something that will help them see the value of respecting authority and treating their friends like they are human, not SpongeBob®. You need it to be simple. You would love it to be flexible. You want it to suit your individual needs. Time to go to the basics. What if by the time your child reaches 6th grade they will know these five core truths:

God is the Holy Creator.
I can trust God's Word (Bible).
I can trust Jesus with everything.
I should try to live like Jesus lived (make wise choices by His Word).
The world/culture does not usually agree with God's Word.

 

Most kids form their entire idea of who God is, and choose whether nor not they'll have a relationship with Him before leaving 5th grade!

Sunday at a Glance

The nursery and classrooms will open at 10:15 for check in. 

Worship

Each week the kids (ages 0-9) join us for worship in the sanctuary. After worship, the kids head to their respective classrooms to learn more about God and how to apply His word to our lives. 

Questions

We are happy to answer your questions in person at any of our locations or you can contact us by email