WHO WE ARE
Below are three things that will help you understand what One Harbor Church is all about: Our Mission, our Values, and our Distinctives. To read more about what we believe, check out our Statement of Faith.
Our mission expresses what we are meant to do and accomplish. Our mission statement is to Make Disciples and Push Back Darkness, All for the Sake of the Gospel.
MAKING DISCIPLES | Gospel Proclamation
Ever since Jesus commissioned His church before His ascension, it has been her duty to proclaim the good news that He is King, and with His blood He paid for our sins and purchased our reconciliation to God (Matt 28:18-20). The central role and the first priority of the church is to call people to put their faith in Jesus and begin following Him as disciples. Disciples do not exist only for the sake of their own discipleship, but they are always making more disciples who will in turn make disciples.
PUSHING BACK DARKNESS | Gospel Demonstration
It was Jesus’ intent that His church be a city set on a hill, penetrating the darkness with His light (Matt 5:14-16). When Jesus Christ becomes our King, all of our life comes under his Lordship, and it transforms how we live in such a way that it confronts the darkness around us. The way our faith integrates with our work, the way we care for the poor and marginalized, and the way we love one another in a reconciled community of faith all expose the darkness around us as we walk as children of light (Eph 5:8-11). The way the church lives and loves gives the world a preview of the kingdom of God.
ALL FOR THE SAKE OF THE GOSPEL | Gospel Motivation
We do not make disciples to have a large following. We do not care for the poor so that people will look up to us or be indebted to us. We do everything so that the Gospel of Jesus will advance (1 Cor 9:23). We go on mission for the Gospel because we have been saved through the Gospel. We do not strive on mission in order to earn the favor of God. All we are, we are because of Jesus. Now, all we do, we do because of Jesus.
If our mission defines what we do, our values define who we are and what we care about most. Our four values are Worship, Gospel, Community, and Mission. Though these four things do not communicate everything we believe, they represent what we think is most important.
Transformed by the GOSPEL (Watch Sermon)
- The Gospel is the good news of what Jesus has done
- The Gospel transforms who we are
- The Gospel transforms what we do
Living a life of WORSHIP (Watch Sermon)
- Putting God first
- Enjoying God
- Living Sacrificially
Committed to COMMUNITY (Watch Sermon)
- Loving one another
- Growing together
- Serving in community
Partnering on MISSION (Watch Sermon)
- Mission is for everyone
- Mission is everywhere
- Mission is empowered by the Spirit
Our distinctives are not as central as our core values, but they shape our DNA and explain what makes us unique as a church, or "distinct". Our theological distinctives shape our doctrinal teaching and beliefs, and our ministry distinctives shape our ministry philosophy and practice.
Check out our Theological Distinctives
Check out our Ministry Distinctives