The Mars Hill Network broadcasts an overtly Biblical Christian format drawn from evangelical sources representing various denominations and agencies. Programming and music are meant to stimulate the audience to "spur one another on toward love and good deeds," (Hebrews 10:26), while emphasizing the joy and vitality of wholesome Christian living. The Mars Hill Network endeavors to uphold the highest standards of professionalism and technical excellence.
A magazine format is broadcast consisting of full-length and short-feature Christian programs. The content may be preaching, teaching, devotional, interviews, dialog, drama, or a music/talk mix. National and regional news by satellite and a computer service is also available. Also aired are public affairs features and interviews, particularly on subjects and issues of relevance to the Christian community. The format is issue sensitive on matters affecting traditional, Biblical family values and their effect on society .
Music is used to reinforce, supplement, and connect the spoken word. Music used is clear in melody and inspirational in mood, uplifting hearts in the worship of God. It is high on Biblical message content, and low on sentimental subjective lyrics. Music is chosen in which instrumentation does not over-power the message of the words nor jar the ear in contradiction of the message. The music format is meant to stimulate the audience to respond to the presence of the Lord, in the joy of fellowship with him and fellow believers. At the same time traditional hymns, anthems, and oratorios, being elements of the rich heritage to be found in historic church music, have a special place in the format.