Over ons
Wij zijn een lokale kerkfamilie met meer dan 30 nationaliteiten, die Gods Koninkrijk wil zien baanbreken in Hilversum, Huizen en omgeving.

Onze samenkomsten

Onze samenkomsten bestaan uit aanbidding en een boodschap uit de Bijbel. Ook is er gelegenheid om respons te geven, voor je te laten bidden en avondmaal te vieren. Bij Thousand Hills kom je mensen tegen van alle leeftijden en uit alle geledingen van de maatschappij. We vormen een diverse groep met mensen uit de omgeving en allerlei andere nationaliteiten. Onze diensten duren ongeveer 80 minuten. Daarna ben je van een harte welkom om een kop koffie of thee te drinken samen met ons. We verheugen ons op jouw komst!

Nederlandstalige samenkomst in Hilversum

Iedere zondag om 09:30

Neuweg 148
1214 HA Hilversum

Nederlandstalige samenkomst in Huizen

Ieder zondag om 10:30

IJsselmeerstraat 5A
1271 AA Huizen

Engelstalige samenkomst in Hilversum

Iedere zondag om 11:30

Neuweg 148
1214 HA Hilversum

Preek

Wij geloven dat de Bijbel van Genesis tot en met Openbaring het verhaal vertelt over Jezus als de Zoon van God en Koning van het heelal. Iedere zondag is er een boodschap, geënt op de Bijbel, die je helpt om God beter te begrijpen en toegerust te worden als vertegenwoordiger van Jezus op aarde.

Gebed

Gebed is praten met God. Wij geloven dat Hij de gebeden van zijn kinderen hoort. Gebed is essentieel en hoort het eerste te zijn dat we doen om op hem te reageren. Je kunt online een gebedsverzoek opsturen, maar ook via de Welkom Thuis Kaart in te vullen of door een briefje aan het kruis te prikken. Ook is er een gebedsteam dat op zondagochtend met je mee kan bidden en samen met je kan geloven voor een doorbraak.

Aanbidding

Wij willen niets liever dan Jezus aanbidden! Hij is de reden waarom we samenkomen. Tijdens onze dienst zingen we vijf of zes liederen die door ons worship team worden geleid. Zij helpen ons daarbij om Jezus te aanbidden en ons volledig aan hem over te geven!

Kids

We hebben een geweldig team van vrijwilligers die jouw/jullie kinderen welkom heten bij een leuk programma bestaand uit aanbidding, verhalen (gebaseerd op de Bijbel) en activiteiten in kleine groepen. De kinderen worden in leeftijdsgroepen opgesplitst: de Mini’s (nul jaar – groep 1) en Heroes (tot twaalf jaar – groep 2). Meld je je kind(eren) bij aankomst aan?


Foundations

Start vandaag met ons online video-based Foundations sessies
en leer alles over de visie en de richting van de kerk.
Laten we aan deze spannende reis beginnen!

Leer onze voorgangers kennen

Sebastiaan & Eva van Wessem maakten in 2006 deel uit van het team dat deze kerk stichtte. Het jaar daarop werd Sebastiaan de voorganger (Lead Pastor). Het is hun passie om Gods Koninkrijk tot uiting te zien komen in zowel de lokale kerk als daarbuiten. Het is hun er alles aan gelegen om een omgeving te creëren waarin gelovigen worden toegerust en zoekenden antwoorden vinden en Jezus ontmoeten. Sebastiaan en Eva wonen in Huizen met hun tweeling Miles en William. Ze koken graag voor vrienden en staan ‘s zaterdagochtend veel te vroeg op om naar de voetbalwedstrijden van hun jongens te gaan.

Over ons

Thousand Hills is een lokale kerkfamilie die bestaat uit mensen van meer dan dertig verschillende nationaliteiten die het zichtbaar maken van Gods Koninkrijk nastreven in Hilversum, Huizen en omgeving.

In 2005 verhuisden Sebastiaan en Eva naar Hilversum, samen met hun vrienden Robby en Tracy Bradford, om zich voor te bereiden op het begin van Thousand Hills International Church. Binnen een jaar tijd hadden ze een team van ongeveer veertig mensen plus kinderen verzameld, en de kerk werd groots geopend in mei 2006. Het is altijd hun passie geweest om in hun stad de naam van Jezus groot te maken en levens hersteld te zien worden.

In 2015 werd de locatie in Huizen geopend. Vanwege ons verlangen om deel uit te maken van een wereldwijde familie met een visie om de hele wereld te bereiken, hebben we ons aangesloten bij de Celebration Church Family aan het eind van 2018. Deze familie van kerken heeft nu locaties in Zimbabwe, de Verenigde Staten, Israël, Frankrijk, België en
Nederland (onze twee locaties).

We nodigen jullie uit om samen met ons een verschil te maken in onze omgeving, de regio en de wereld door deel uit te maken van onze warme kerkfamilie. Thousand Hills is wat het nu is door mensen zoals jij – mensen die “ja” zeggen tegen Gods plan met hun leven.

Onze kerk is niet gebouwd op de talenten van een enkeling, maar op de dienstbaarheid en opofferingsbereidheid van velen. Het verhaal van Celebration Church is nog maar net begonnen en groeit verder. En het zou een grote eer voor ons zijn als jij daarin een rol speelt!

Psalm 50:10

Mij behoren de dieren van het woud, de beesten op duizenden bergen. (NBV)

What we believe

THE BIBLE

We believe The Bible, both the Ol­d and New Testaments, is the authoritative Word of God. It alone is the final authority for determining all doctrinal truths. God is the ultimate point of origin for each of the 66 books of the Bible. Through his Spirit, God providentially prepared each person who played a role in producing the final form of the sacred, inspired, canonical work we call the Bible, for their role. God’s choice of ancient persons responsible for producing the books of the Bible was entirely consistent with God’s goals for codifying revelation for humankind in ages to come. Under God’s providential preparation and direction, the work of each person who played a role in the final form of the biblical text resulted in an entirely trustworthy record of the truth propositions God wanted to reveal to humankind.
(Jeremiah 25:13; Proverbs 30:5; Luke 1:70; 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21)

THE TRINITY

We believe there is one God who alone is eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son (Jesus Christ) and Holy Spirit. These three are coequal and coeternal.
(Genesis 1:26; Isaiah 9:6; Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19; Luke 1:35; Hebrews 3:7-11; John 1:1-3, 14)

JESUS CHRIST

We believe Jesus Christ is God the Son, the second person of the Trinity. On earth, Jesus was 100% God and 100% man. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, performed miracles, died on the cross for humanity and thus, atoned for our sins through the shedding of His blood. He rose from the dead on the third day according to scriptures, ascended to the right hand of the Father, and will return again in power and glory.

VIRGIN BIRTH

We believe Jesus of Nazareth was conceived by God the Father, through the Holy Spirit, in the virgin Mary’s womb; therefore, He is the incarnate Son of God, the Christ, the Word made flesh.
(Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18, 23-25; Luke 1:27-35; John 1:1-3, 14)

RESURRECTION

We believe Jesus Christ was physically resurrected from the dead in a glorified body on the third day following His death on the cross and ascended into heaven where He sits at the right hand of the Father.
(Luke 24:36-39; John 2:19-22, 20:26-28, 21:4; Romans 8:34, 1 Cor 15:3-9, 17-19; Colossians 3:1)

REDEMPTION

We believe every human being was created in the image of God for the purpose of representing His rule throughout all the earth. Through voluntary disobedience man sinned and fell. Consequently, all of humanity is lost and is thus in need of being brought back into relationship with God. Every human being apart from Jesus Christ is thus unable to avoid sin. The only hope for this redemption is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God, apart from any human deed or merit.
(Genesis 1:26-27, 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-21)

REGENERATION

Regeneration is the work of the Holy Spirit in which the unredeemed soul or inner person is made new in response to saving faith in the gospel of Jesus Christ. Regeneration is the necessary beginning point for a life of discipleship—believing loyalty—to Jesus Christ and God the Father.
(Eph 2:1-10; 4:24; 2 Cor 5:17)

SALVATION

We believe man is saved by grace alone, through personal faith in Jesus Christ. Salvation is a gift from God, not a result of our good works or of any human effort. Salvation means turning from our own efforts to merit the grace of God, or from rejecting the grace of God shown through the gospel of Jesus Christ. When we embrace the gospel we are made new creations by the regeneration and indwelling of the Holy Spirit, who compels us to commit ourselves to turn from sin in every area of our lives and to live a life of complete loyalty to Jesus Christ, our King.
(Romans 4:1-5; 10:9-10; Acts 3:19, 16:31; Galatians 2:16, 3:8; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5; Hebrews 9:22)

SANCTIFICATION

We believe in sanctification, the on-going process of yielding to God’s Word and the Holy Spirit in order to develop a mature Christ-like character. It is through the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God that the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
(Romans 8:29, 12:1-2; 2 Corinthians 3:18, 6:14-18; 1 Thessalonians 4:3, 5:23; Hebrews 2:11)

JESUS’ BLOOD

Jesus Christ lived a perfectly sinless life, and shed his blood for us on the cross of Calvary. His perfect sacrifice is 100% sufficient to cleanse humankind of all sin. Jesus allowed Himself to be punished for both our sinfulness and sins, enabling all those who believe to be free from the penalty of sin, which is death.
(1 John 1:7; Revelation 1:5, 5:9; Colossians 1:20; Romans 3:10-12, 23, 5:9; John 1:29)

JESUS CHRIST DWELLS IN ALL BELIEVERS

Christians are people who have put their trust in the gospel of Jesus Christ. By doing so, the Lord Jesus Christ comes and lives inside of them by His Holy Spirit. They relinquish the authority of their lives over to Him, thus making Jesus the Lord of their lives by putting faith in what he accomplished for them when He died, was buried, and rose again from the dead.
(Matt 18:20; 28:20; John 14:17, Romans 8:11; 2 Cor 3:17-18; Revelation 3:20)

BAPTISM WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT

We believe the baptism with the Holy Spirit, given at Pentecost, is the fulfillment of the new covenant promise of the Father for all believers. Each believer is baptized by the Spirit into the Body of Christ as part of salvation and regeneration. Every believer should also expect and seek the gift of the Holy Spirit that can be distinct and subsequent to his or her baptism into the Body of Christ. This baptism experience continuously empowers the believer for Christian service in God’s reconciliatory work in the world. The presence of the Spirit in the believer is God’s definite means of endowment of gifting and power for service. As the believer surrenders more to the Spirit’s control, this empowerment will produce more and more fruit in the life of the believer.
(Joel 2:28-29; Matthew 3:11; Acts 1:5, 2:1-4, 17, 38-39, 8:14-17, 10:38, 44-47, 11:15-17, 19:1-6; 1 Cor 12:13)

GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

We believe the Holy Spirit is displayed through a variety of spiritual gifts to build and sanctify the Church, demonstrate the validity of the resurrection, confirm the power of the Gospel and to serve the world. The lists of these gifts in the Bible are not necessarily exhaustive and may occur in various combinations. These gifts always operate in harmony with the Word of God and should never be used in violation of Biblical parameters. Every believer should eagerly desire spiritual gifts and develop these gifts to promote the gospel in their everyday lives.
(Romans 1:11, 12:4-8; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31, 14:1-40; Ephesians 4:16; 1 Timothy 4:14; 2 Timothy 1:5-16; Hebrews 2:4; 1 Peter 4:10)

THE CHURCH

Every person who is born of the Spirit is part of the universal Church as a member of the body of believers and is encouraged by Scripture to be planted in a local church. The Church is both the representative of Jesus on earth and the earthly expression of His kingdom. The purpose of the Church is to carry out the Great Commission.
(Ephesians 1:22, 2:19-22; Hebrews 12:23; John 17:11, 20-23; 1 Tim 3:15)

PRIESTHOOD OF THE BELIEVER

We believe that every believer is a priest (minister) and is enabled by the Holy Spirit to fulfill his or her calling in their homes, workplaces, and community.
(1 Peter 2:5, 9, Rom 12:1; Matt. 28:18-20)

TWO ORDINANCES

We believe that the ordinances of the Church, by the command of Jesus Christ, are water baptism by immersion and the Lord’s Supper (Communion), both of which are administered to those who are born again by the Spirit of God.

WATER BAPTISM

Following faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, the new convert is commanded by the Word of God to be baptized in water. Following the Great Commission, we baptize believers in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Water Baptism publically demonstrates our loyalty to Jesus, and baptism in the name of Jesus today is for that purpose and not as a ritual connected to salvation. In baptism, we renounce Satan and the forces of darkness and declare our allegiance to Jesus as the Lord of our lives.

THE LORD’S SUPPER (COMMUNION)

The Lord’s Supper is a unique time when the body of Christ gathers together in the presence of God to partake of the elements of bread and grape juice, which represent the Body and Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. These are taken in remembrance of Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross, which fulfilled God the Father’s requirement of just punishment for our sins so that we can be in covenant relationship with Him. As we partake of the elements together, we remember the New Covenant and renew our devotion to Jesus.
(Matthew 26:26-29, 28:19; Mark 16:16; Acts 2:38, 8:12, 36-38, 10:47-48; 1 Corinthians 10:16, 11:23-26; 1 Peter 3:18-22)

MARRIAGE AND SEXUALITY

The testimony of the inspired Holy Scriptures is that the marriage covenant shall be reserved only for one man with one woman.
(Gen 2:18-25; Matthew 19:4-6, 1 Corinthians 6:18, 1 Thessalonians 4:3, Romans 1:26-27, Deuteronomy 23:1)

HEAVEN AND HELL

Heaven is the place where God dwells; a place which will be reunited with a new earth at the end of the age. The new heavens and the new earth are the eternal dwelling place for all believers in the Gospel of Jesus Christ where we will fulfill or original purpose of ruling and reigning over God’s creation with Him and our Lord, Jesus Christ. Unbelievers have no share in the eternal life on the new earth, but are instead eternally separated from God.
(Matthew 25:41; John 14:1-3; 17:24; 1 Cor 15:26; Romans 8:18-25; 2 Corinthians 5:1; Hebrews 9:27, 11:16; 1 Peter 1:4; Revelation 20:12-15, 21:8)

SECOND COMING

We believe Jesus Christ will physically, visibly, and gloriously return to earth for the second time to establish His kingdom. This will occur at an undisclosed date.
(Matthew 24:30, 26:63-64; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-8; Revelation 1:7)

Our Values

Our values shape the way we think, teach, lead and counsel at Thousand Hills. The values that shape us are all based in one powerful sermon of Jesus which is found in Matthew 5-7, known as the Sermon on the Mount. If you want more information about these values, please check out Ps Sebastiaan’s teaching on these values in the Here as in Heaven message series in 2017.

RELEVANT COMMUNITY

MATTHEW 5:13-16
Our preaching is practical, our worship engaging, our community is
vibrant and our presence in society noticeable.

RADICAL GRACE

MATTHEW 5:17-20
Living out God’s radical grace, we accept everyone as they are. Speaking the truth in love, we help people to understand and follow God’s way.

AUTHENTIC FAITH

MATTHEW 6:1-18
We are madly in love with Jesus and desire the presence of the
Holy Spirit in every service, conversation, activity and decision.
The way we express our faith is abundant, enthusiastic and real.

CONTAGIOUS GENEROSITY

MATTHEW 6:19-34
We live and teach generosity in all aspects of life. Holding nothing
back, we invest, bless and redeem for God’s purposes. We trust
God for our every need.

KINGDOM FOCUS

MATTHEW 6:34
We are a church on the frontline of what God is doing in our
country and continent. Our influence will change the church
landscape through church planting, church development and
training up world changers.

STRICTLY INCLUSIVE

MATTHEW 7:1-6
We are a church for young and old, for families and singles, for
nationals and internationals. We are a church for those who don’t
know Jesus.

EVIDENT LIFE-CHANGE

MATTHEW 7:15-27
We seek long-term change in every life, family and community we
encounter. Your Kingdom come, Your will be done. Testimonies
are our main promotion.

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