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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!
In 1996, our name was officially changed to Hillside Evangelical Free Church. Since then, the ministry of Hillside Church has continued to grow and expand both here in San Jose, and around the world! A commitment to effective teaching of the scriptures and heartfelt worship, as well as our ministries to adults, youth, and children, remains the foundation of the ministry here at Hillside. In recent years, we have diversified with new ministries in San Jose such as Farm Drive Neighborhood Center, an outreach ministry to a local urban neighborhood; and Iglesia Libre en Cristo, our Spanish speaking congregation. We continue to expand our ministry to the world through a comprehensive Global Outreach program, which includes supporting numerous missionary families and sending out short-term teams. The blessing of God continues to rest on the multiple ministries of Hillside Church.
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 worship songs. 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. Pastor Francisco leads this vibrant congregation that also has small groups meeting throughout the week.