We at Harford Community Church invite everyone who enters our doors to begin their own journey of faith by developing an ever-closer relationship with God.
Once we've crossed the threshold of faith by submitting our lives to Jesus' saving grace and leadership, our relationship with God deepens through two fundamental journeys.
First: THE JOURNEY INWARD
Our relationship with God deepens by developing spiritual disciplines. Spending time with God by reading his Word (the Bible) and by talking with Him in prayer, and listening for His direction in the everyday ordinary things of life - these are the experiences that connect us with God. We will find the longer we engage with God, His Holy Spirit will begin working on our attitudes, behaviors and convictions so that we are transformed into the likeness of Jesus. This isn't an overnight process. We will be challenged in the deepest parts of who we are to let God control us and build in us His will, purposes, nature, and character. This will eventually touch every aspect of our lives, including:
- How we relate to others
- How we perceive the world around us and our role in it
- How we invest our money and time
- How we deal with conflict and those who disagree with us
- How we develop our values and core beliefs
- How we pursue our passion and purpose
Your Inward Journey will be supported by the Inward Journey Ministry of the church which designs Small Groups, Bible Study helps, Right Now Media (a gift everyone gets when they connect with HCC - It's like Netflix for Bible Study), Kids Ministry, Teen Ministry, Men's and Women's groups, giving experiences, and spiritual mentors.
Second: THE JOURNEY OUTWARD
Faith was never meant to be a solo practice alone. In the Bible, believers are always connected to a fellowship of faith. Once we give ourselves over to God and begin to practice personal spiritual disciplines, God desires us to connect into His Church. Outside of ourselves is where we find support, encouragement, opportunities to bless and serve others, and practice generosity. We have a chance to become true difference-makers in our church and world. This is Jesus' Great Commandment to us -- "Love the Lord your God ... and your neighbor as yourself" (Matt. 22:37-39). We will grow as disciples by engaging in service opportunities within and outside our church community.
The Outward Journey Ministry supports your Outward Journey by developing serving opportunities in the church, community, region, and world.
In addition, there are two other areas where people within our church body can use their God given talents to glorify Him. They are...
CELEBRATION & ARTS Ministry
The Celebration Arts ministry supports your Inward and Outward Journey by developing weekly and special Worship, Prayer, and Celebration events through which you can connect with God and others who are pursuing a life of faith. You can serve on various teams using talents in art, music, technology, and drama to worship the Lord.
INFRASTRUCTURE & SUPPORT
Communicating information, balancing budgets, administrating tasks and maintaining facilities which keep our church running.