gather regularly for worship with a local body of believers
Each week, we gather to (re)tell the Story of God’s redemption and restoration of all of creation through Christ to one another (Hebrews 10). We (re)tell that Story as we share stories of God’s activity in our lives over coffee, as we pray and sing, as we give toward the mission of God, as we experience the sacraments of baptism and the Lord’s Supper, as we study the Scriptures, and, ultimately, as we grapple with the implications of that Story for our lives beyond the gathering.
regularly engage in faith disciplines
We were made for a vibrant relationship with God. It is only out of the depths of a rich and life-giving union with Christ that we can be salt and light to the world around us (John 15).
cultivate life-giving relationships that are centered on Jesus to help one another become more like Christ
Whether it’s sharing meals together, playing games together, engaging the Scriptures together, participating in God’s mission together, or simply deep and life-giving friendships with each other, God uses our relationships to delight us, bless us, and shape us (Proverbs 27:17 + Acts 2:42-47).
- Explore a Harbor Churches campus community through a Discover event
- Learn how to partner with Harbor Churches for formation, community, and mission through Partnership (membership)
- Get to know others at your campus over a meal or an activity through Breaking Bread
- Engage the Scriptures using the Discovery Bible Study format through Anchor Groups
- Invest in an individual or couple through 1:1 or 2:2 mentoring
- Form friendships over a meal or an activity as you practice being good news to others through Missional Communities
begin or increase my practice of financial generosity for impact in God’s kingdom
Throughout the Scriptures, God’s people are always blessed with an end in mind: to be a blessing to others. Through our giving, we learn to trust God with the very resources He has entrusted to us.
join a volunteer team
The local church is immensely better when we use our gifts, talents, and strengths for the common good of the body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12). Serving on a volunteer team is a great way to not only offer your skills and talents to the church but to also build meaningful relationships.
know and share the story of Jesus Christ in and through my own life
When the earliest disciples were asked to give an account for the hope they had, they didn’t merely offer an endless stream of memorized facts about Christ. Rather, they shared stories of the Jesus Christ they had heard with their own ears, seen with their own eyes, and touched with their own hands (Colossians 4:5-6 + 1 Peter 3:15). We all have a compelling story to tell. Curate and bear witness to the story of Christ in your own life.
Curate your own story through our story tool.
Practice the BLESS rhythms (begin with prayer, listen to others, eat with others, serve others, and share your story with others) as an individual, couple, or family.
be good news to others through the use of my strengths, gifts, resources, and influence
Jesus calls his disciples to be the salt of the earth and the light of the world. Salt acts as a preservative in creation while light illuminates the dark places in creation. Each of us has a unique role to play in preserving creation and illuminating the path to Christ. The place of our greatest impact lies somewhere between our deepest passions, our strengths and assets, and the most broken and darkened places of the world around us (Matthew 5:13-16).
Get to know your strengths and gifts through the following assessments. Contact your campus discipleship pastor if you need financial assistance for any or all of the assessments.
Form friendships over a meal or an activity as you practice being good news to others through Missional Communities.