We are a community of Christ followers with a passion to be a thriving, life-giving, spirit-led, multi-cultural church in Nashville.
We believe that Jesus came to do more than get us out of Hell and into Heaven. As a matter of fact He said as much in John 10:10 “…I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” Our heartbeat at The Hills is to see each individual living abundantly in every area of their life.
We are called to be a junction of heaven and earth. We do this by loving, giving and living. John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. We are called to Love God passionately. This kind of love compels us to Give of ourselves generously. This lifestyle of loving and giving empowers us to live abundantly.
Every culture has its own defining characteristics. Many organizations call these core values. At The Hills we call them Culture Points, because it is our desire to see these concepts move beyond words on a page and become points of culture that are reflected in daily life. They are a part of our culture.
John and Kristin Ragsdale have been married and in ministry together since 1993. They have two wonderful sons, Evan and Davis. After being on pastoral staff in Austin, TX, for 9 years, they moved to Nashville to launch John Ragsdale Ministries – an international itinerant ministry.
In 2010, they felt God leading them to plant a church. After much prayer, extensive research, and many confirmations, it became obvious that God was leading them to plant in Nashville. On May 18, 2010, they met in their home with a few friends and family to explore this new endeavor; and out of this gathering, The Hills Nashville began. The Hills officially launched January 22, 2012.
Connect with them: @johnrags / @kristinragsdale.