Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What are Harveston Lake Church’s Core Beliefs?

 

1. “Personal & Global Evangelism”

The Church should be inflamed with the message of salvation and always eager to share it with all who are lost in both a personal and public manner. (Matt. 9:11-13; Matt. 28:19-20; Mark 16:15-16)

 

2. “Relevant Preaching & Life-Changing Worship”

The Word of God should be preached and taught in an uncompromising fashion without hesitation, yet with sensitivity and relevance. (Rom. 10:14-17; II Cor. 4:5-7)

 

3. “Practical Ministry to the Poor”

The Church exists to perpetuate the work and mission of Jesus Christ on the earth until He returns. Jesus was in love with the lost and was consumed with compassion for the bruised, the broken, and the bound. The Church must be a citadel of hope for a lost and hurting world. We’re consumed with love and passion for those who are broken, bruised, or bound by life; this moves us to service. (Matt. 25:41-45, Rom 5:8, Lam. 3:21-23)

 

4. “Loving Fellowship in an Authentic Community”

The primary form of the Church is that is a “family” of believers. The Church should express the love of Christ both among believes and unbelievers alike. Discipleship and Christian development are best done in a close, family environment. We grow and mature best as our lives intersect each other. This healthy interchange of relational discipleship is best done as the Scripture designed it – within the context of a “Family”. (John 17:11-22; Gal. 6:1-2; Psalms 133:1)

 

5. “Scriptural Authority in All of Church Life”

The Word of God is the final authority and guide in all matters of life. Is is to be the sole premise of all areas of Christian faith and should be clearly and effectively taught with daily application as its goal.

The Word of God is the final authority and guide in all matters of life. It is to be the sole premise of all areas of Christian faith and should be clearly and effectively taught with daily application as its goal. We believe that the Scriptures are not merely to be appreciated as literature, a work of history, or moral wisdom, but rather they are the very Words of God given to us for practical, righteous and fulfilled living; and so we value them as such. (II Tim. 3:16; James 1:22-25; John 1:1-3,14)

 

6. “Every Member Faithfully Tithing”

Giving to spiritual work and ministry through the arm of the local church is both a privilege and a responsibility for all believers. Membership in a local church is naturally connected to financial stewardship and support. Our financial gifts and support enable the church, which is the visible extension of the hands of Christ, to be effective and fruitful in ministering His love to humanity. (Mal. 3:8-12; Acts 2:44-47)

 

7. “Full Use of Every Member’s Spiritual Gift”

Every member in the local church should to be actively engaged in some form, in the ministry of the church. Such participation involves both the knowledge of, and use of, spiritual gifts. The Holy Spirit has endowed each believer with divine gifts and graces for the expressed purpose of building and strengthening the Body of Christ as a whole. Active involvement in ministry is never a demand, but joyful and willful service to others is a necessary component of personal spiritual growth. (Eph. 4:1-3; Rom. 12:4-8; I Cor. 12:1, 1-11)

 

8. “Excellence in All Areas of Ministry Life”

With a sobering awareness that the local church is the visible representation of the mission and purpose of Christ, it is our passion to represent Christ with excellence. We see each ministry arm and function of our church as an extension of the hands of our Savior. Therefore, it is our desire to be excellent in our service to others, whether through technology, visual and oral presentations, compassionate outreach, worship and the arts, or any other medium. We are certainly not there yet, but we are striving for excellence daily. (Dan. 6:3; Col. 3:23; Exod. 31:3-5; Phil. 1:10)

 

How do I become a Member of Harveston Lake Church?

It is the belief of the Harveston Church that all Christians should be actively involved in a local assembly so that they may commit to sharing their spiritual gifts with other believers (Heb 10:25; Eph 4:11-12).

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Harveston Church, please visit us during one of our Sunday services and respond to the call for new members.

We will be excited that you have chosen to serve our Savior with us, and look forward to helping you enjoy your New Life!

I am really struggling; how can I arrange to meet with someone to help me?

There are several reasons that you may need to meet with someone for assistance. Here are a few of the most common:

Benevolence – If you are seeking financial assistance, Harveston Lake Church and Community Centers offers missions assistance for rent, utilities and for special circumstances. We are also able to refer you to numerous community resources if we are not able to assist.

Prayer – Harveston Lake Church Intercessory prayer team receives prayer requests 24 hours a day by email . Please Contact us HERE.  You may also call the prayer line at 909-578-5405.

Counseling –  Our Biblical Counseling Ministry renders wise, biblical – sound counsel to New Life members in need of spiritual guidance and encouragement regarding struggles in their lives. If you need counseling services please contact the church office @ 909-578-5405 to schedule an appointment with a Biblical Counselor.

 

What do I need to do to be Baptized?

The act of baptism serves as an outward expression of the inward transformation that occurs once a person has placed their faith in Jesus Christ. It is not an act to be completed in order to receive salvation, but is the first act of obedience which visibly identifies the Christian with the Church body (Matt 28:19; Acts 2:38).

If you would like to be baptized at Harveston Church, please visit us during one of our Sunday services and respond to the call for baptism or you may contact the church Office at 909-578-5405.

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