OUR NAME AND LOGO
The name Cypress Hills Ministries is natural given the location of most of our events in our early years. More than that, though, our name draws on the qualities of the Cypress tree, which is known for being distinctively aromatic, resistant to decay, and durable in harsh weather. This reflects the impact we hope our ministries will have on participants. We desire to see Christians become stronger in their faith through feeding deeply on God’s Word so that they can stand the test of time and endure to the end whatever trials they may face. We also want to help Christians acquire a distinctive “smell” so that they stand out to the culture around them as God’s children. All of this is reflected in our logo, which depicts a Cypress tree growing out of the Word of God.
“But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through
us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of him.” (2 Cor 2:14)
“He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in season.” (Psalm 1:3)
We believe that most of the challenges the Church is facing today can be traced to a lack of knowledge of and engagement with the Word of God. The urgent need of our day is for followers of Jesus to immerse themselves in the Scriptures and obey God’s call to live as his holy people in the midst of a corrupt society. We long to see Christian leaders who walk with God, have a firm grasp of the content of Scripture, and are equipped to shepherd God’s people so that they become devoted followers of Jesus. Therefore,
Cypress Hills Ministries exists to support churches by helping pastors and other Christian leaders grow spiritually and become better equipped to make disciples through preaching and teaching the Word of God, mentoring, and modeling uncompromising devotion to Jesus Christ.