Gary and Carol
You’re a VIP in our book!
Gary and Carol
My name is Kent Wagner and I wanted to personally reach out and say, “thank you” for being our guest at Harmony.
I know attending a new church can feel overwhelming and be a little nerve-racking.
I hope your experience at Harmony was valuable and encouraging and that you will consider joining us again next week.
We really view every guest that comes through our door as a gift from God and seek to do our best to treat you that way.
Before you came were you able to check out our website (www.harmonychurch.cc), or maybe our Facebook page and find the information you needed? If you were not able to find answers before coming, please don’t hesitate to let me know, I will be sure to correct the issue to help make it easier in the future for others who are considering coming to Harmony.
We are not the perfect church and we are not perfect people – but we work very hard to create an environment where you and your loved ones can come every week to be filled with the truth and love found in Jesus. Our hope is to be able to help you, and every person who comes to Harmony, become active parts of Advancing God’s Kingdom by Living for God and Loving People!
At the end of the day, I just wanted to reach out and let you know that we were very glad to have you spend the Sunday with us and, as a church, we can’t wait to get to know you better.
PS – Harmony has an online community Facebook Group – it’s a great way to stay up-to-date, click here to join!
We know that it’s tough to get the full picture of what a church is really like without investing significant amounts of time.
And so I wanted to try and turbocharge your experience at Harmony Christian Church (HCC) and get you ahead of the pack!
Our church has a very simple mission we are Advancing the Kingdom by Living for God and Loving people.
We believe if we do those two things (live for God & love people), we will make a huge difference in every area of life we engage in:
LIVING FOR GOD
As you attend HCC we know you will begin to see God work in your life, part of responding to that working is learning to live for God. This might look like rededicating your life if you used to go to church but lost touch, get baptized, commit to reading the bible daily or start a routine of praying regularly. Whatever it is, we believe everyone has a next step in living for God and we want to help you grow in your spiritual commitment to God.
No one is an Island. We‘ve found if you don’t make several significant connections within the first three months of attending HCC, you will, likely, not continue to stay involved. That’s why we work very hard to have opportunities for you to engage in building relationships with others.
Easy ways to start building relationships @ Harmony:
TIP: we know not everyone is comfortable forming new relationships (especially when there are so many people to get to know). We find it helps to focus on one or two friendly people you have met and intentionally connect with them weekly to ask how their week was.
Loiter in the Lobby
There is a reason we serve coffee and snacks and have the play place in our lobby – we want to encourage people to stick around and talk to each other. I’d encourage you to find one or two friendly faces and get to know them.
Use the Acronym “FORM” to help you do this:
Family (Ask about kids, how they met, etc)
Occupation (what do they do for a living? enjoy it?)
Religion (have they gone to Harmony long?)
Mission (what gets them pumped in life?)
Join a Connection Group spin-off experience
3 times a year our church hosts Connection Group spin-off experiences: On a Sunday evening for 4 weeks in a row, you come to church to meet people and join in a group discussion around the sermon. These happen on Sunday nights and will be well advertised, there will be ministry for kids and free supper for everyone. As people get to know each other, build friendships, and start to form a group, we encourage them to consider spinning off into a home-based group that can meet weekly to encourage each other. It’s all super low pressure (we call it no-pressure), super fun, and super accessible – it’s also a more natural way to build friendships within the church. The Spin-Off Experience is THE place to get connected at Harmony! Learn more and get registered for the next experience here.
Stick around for a Cookout or attend “The Hangout”
During the Fall-Summer-and Spring, we have monthly “Cookouts” after the second service (around 12:15 pm). During the winter months, we host “The Hangout” at Country Boy monthly right after the second service. Check the bulletin to see when the next upcoming cookout or hangout is.
I hope this helps you figure out how to get connected at Harmony, if there is ever anything we can do for you, don’t hesitate to reach out ([email protected]).
30 Second Questionnaire to Help you find your fit and get involved
making a difference!
Click the button below to get started in finding your fit in ministry. Let us help you figure out the best way for you to make a difference at Harmony! Filling out the 30-second questionnaire is not a commitment to anything other than getting more information and letting us know how we can serve you.
By the way, if you didn’t pick up a free copy of our book “A Trail Guide to Following Jesus” you can get a digital version for free by clicking here. It’s a great way to jump-start “Living for God.”
Want more free resources? Check out our resource page online.
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I also thought you might find it interesting to know the values our church uses as guiding principles for how we make decisions and live out our faith in this world. Here they are:
- We stand with each other for the mission
- We put people above process
- We are real people having a really good time (a non-stuffy church)
- We are shockingly generous
- We are a church of second chances (we lead with Grace)