What We Believe

Our Vision Statement

Relational Mission

Ours is a church that hopes to look beyond ourselves and out into the world. Our commitment to mission is a sign of how we seek God in our neighborhood and world. In one of Jesus’ most famous moments, he feeds the multitudes with five loaves and two fish. In another story, Jesus helps his frustrated disciples to secure a net full of fish by inviting them to cast their nets on the other side of the boat. They catch so many fish that there are too many to eat on their own! Ours is a church that hopes to look beyond our own needs to do what Jesus and the disciples did—share our fish with the world.

Christ-centered Worship

Jesus reminds us in his birth, his ministry, and in his promise of the Holy Spirit, that God is near! Throughout the pages of the gospels, we see people following him to shorelines and meeting him there. Jesus was standing on the shore when he called his first disciples, Peter and Andrew. The shore is where the crowd listened to him preach and where the disciples met him after the resurrection. We hope to be a church that comes to shore to meet the living Christ! 
For us, this starts in worship. We hope through our worship, mission, and formation, we will have your eyes lighting up with the reminder of how you and how our community are made well (created), are being made well (healed), and will be made well (saved) into eternity.

Inter-generational Formation

The Lord is my shepherd, says the 23rd Psalm and the 100th Psalm reminds us that we are his flock. Jesus uses similar imagery in the New Testament when he assures us that the shepherd will find the lost sheep. Our Christian Formation ministries are meant to gather us as a flock and to be led by the shepherd. Someone once said, “God will meet you where you are, but he won’t leave you there!” We believe that the love of God is always at work in us and we hope to come alongside God’s work with our formation ministries. We hope to be a community that encourages prayerful petitions to God, welcomes inquiry-based Bible study, offers dynamic Sunday School classes, youth groups, mission trips, choirs, and creates robust small groups that make room for relationships that help us to grow in faith. We hope that everyone will join a small group! Small groups, Bible studies, and special events continue over Zoom, find a Small Group here.

Our Mission . . .  Love like Jesus


Kirk in the Hills is a congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and our core beliefs are strong. Among these are the sovereignty of God, the authority of the scripture, justification by grace through faith and the ministry of all believers. What they mean is God's purpose for humanity comes from the Bible, particularly what is revealed in the New Testament through the life of Jesus Christ. Our salvation through Jesus is God's generous gift to us, and not the result of our own accomplishments. It is everyone's job, ministers and lay people alike, to share this good news with the whole world. That is also why the Presbyterian Church is governed at all levels by a combination of clergy and laity, men and women alike.

As a community of faith, the Kirk congregation is warm and welcoming, open and inclusive of all ages and backgrounds, active and diverse in service of Christ and his kingdom.


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We are part of the Presbytery of Detroit, find more information about the Presbytery of Detroit here.