The purpose of Harmony Church is to make disciples through worshipping God together in community, studying the Bible responsibly, sharing our faith with others, and engaging in Christ-centered relationships. Our purpose is derived directly from Matthew 28:19-20 (the Great Commission) and Acts 2:42-47 (the disciples living out the Great Commission). We strive to model our church after the principles of Jesus and the examples of the early church, with the understanding that our modern context plays a big role in ministry. To demonstrate how we make disciples, we focus in on the four pillars of our purpose.
WORSHIPPING GOD TOGETHER IN COMMUNITY (THEY GATHERED TOGETHER)
As we gather together to worship one God, we find strength, encouragement, and accountability through worshipping with each other. Our purpose in life is to worship Him, and often that idea gets lost in daily living. To remain steadfast in our faith, we make a priority of joining together as believers on a regular basis. As the early church first gathered together, so we also make gathering together for worship a central practice in our lives.
STUDYING THE BIBLE RESPONSIBLY (THEY TAUGHT)
In learning to worship God, we believe it is important to rely on the Bible as our primary teaching tool. The early church gathered together to share and learn the teachings of Jesus and how they fit in with the rest of the Scriptures. Thus, we also make a strong effort to teach the Bible responsibly, diligently learning it and understanding how the original principles apply to our modern world and context. We have the inspired word of God to help us walk through life on our faith journey.
SHARING OUR FAITH WITH OTHERS (MANY WERE ADDED)
Worshipping God and studying the Bible help prepare us for sharing our faith with others. We recognize that it may not be the easiest conversation for some people, but we fully believe that we are equipped by the Holy Spirit to give the Good News of salvation to others. As people see that our lives have been changed by God, we hope and pray that they will be drawn into conversation about how their lives might also be impacted. So we willingly share our faith with others, hoping that they might find salvation in Christ Jesus and join us in our faith.
ENGAGING IN CHRIST-CENTERED RELATIONSHIPS (HAD EVERYTHING IN COMMON)
As people are added to the body of Christ, we find that there is one central theme that everyone has in common: faith in Jesus Christ. This faith spurs us on to develop and engage in Christ-centered relationships. We may also have other things in common, but the core message is Christ. We develop relationships of accountability that both prepare us to live in God’s kingdom on earth and a future kingdom in eternity. We cannot walk through this dark world alone, and are thus dependent on Christ and each other to remain steadfast in our faith.