About Us

Our Vision, Services, Programs, and Staff.

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Our Vision

Love God. Love Others. Make Disciples.

You will see this vision around a lot here at Hillside. We believe that this is the reason that, not only the Church, but each of us also, exists. We are called first and foremost to love God with all that we are. We are called and created to pursue Him, to pour ourselves and our lives out for His sake. We then love others with the same love which we direct towards ourselves. We create a community of care, a place of belonging, love, and security. In this environment people are empowered and equipped to go and love those outside of the Church. By doing this we are fulfilling our call to then invite and welcome people into the Kingdom of God. We'd love for you to join us on this journey as we love God, love others, and make disciples.

Our Services

Sunday 10am

Sunday at 10am is our regular service here at Hillside. It is a service for all ages and stages of life. We want everyone, whether they are regular attenders or new people, to feel at home. The service runs for around 90 minutes and includes a full program for kids and youth from school years 1 to 8, along with a supervised pre-school/creche.

We have amazing times of worship, and in depth teaching from the Scriptures. We value all different areas of our tradition and believe that everyone is called to minister, so it is not uncommon for people to be seen praying for each other before or after the service, or even sharing a word of encouragement during the service.

There is a cafe operating both before and after the 10am service with amazing baristas, so that you can get your usual caffeine fix! It's also a great place to catch up with old friends or to make new connections in a relaxed atmosphere. We look forward to seeing you on Sunday.

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Our Programs

What can you get involved in?

We have a wide range of groups and ministries that meet around the city on various nights of the week, as well as several that are active on site.

We would love you to be a part of our ministries. Contact the leaders of these groups for more information. Please call 09 521 3088 if you have any queries regarding Hillside Community Church Ministries. You can find a list of these ministries here.

Meet Our Staff

Find out a little more about our staff team below.

Lead Pastor

Jason Heale

Jason was born and raised out in West Auckland in the foothills of the Waitakere Ranges. God grabbed a hold of him in a huge way at the age of 17, in his last year of high school. Jason felt a call towards full time ministry and completed a Ministry Internship Diploma and BTheol at Laidlaw College. Jason has a passion for theology and how it interfaces with the culture around us. He desires to see people come to grips with what it means to truly encounter the risen Jesus and live that encounter out in the world around them. Jason and Cristiane have been married for 15 years, and they have two beautiful children.

Pastor

Bob Scroggins

Bob and Lisa came to New Zealand in 1985 and met while training with Youth With A Mission. Prior to coming to NZ Bob and Lisa both attended Bible School and served in their respective churches in youth ministry. While serving with YWAM Bob has taught on schools,  led bases and was the YWAM NZ  National Director.  After serving with YWAM Bob pastored his home church in Oregon and taught Spiritual Formation at New Hope Christian College  in Eugene, Oregon.  Bob and Lisa returned in 2012 to reside in Auckland. Bob and Lisa have five grown children and six grandchildren. Outside the church Bob  serves on YWAM Trust boards, does Leadership & Life Coaching and provides practical help in the community. In his spare time he enjoys reading, sport, paddle boarding and walks near the beach. Lisa serves as a nanny in the community and enjoys creative projects and sweet moments of connection with her children and grandkids!

Youth Leader

Troy Renata-Paul

Troy and his wife Jess have been happily married since 2013, and have been leading the youth group at Hillside since 2015. They’re passionate about reaching the community, and want to see young people experience and know the life changing love of God. Troy is studying at Carey Baptist College completing a Bachelor of Applied Theology and Diploma in Pastoral Leadership. He has a heart for worship and loves leading people to encounter through worship. Jess is a teacher at a local high school, and is also studying a GradDip in Theology at Carey. They also enjoy getting away to the mountain to snowboard, hanging out with friends, drinking coffee, and love all things food.

Our Support Staff

Kevin Robertson

Administrator

Gillian Jenkins

Secretary

Our Elders

John Berry

Chair

Janette Tuckey
Colin Farr
David Wells