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What We Believe:

The Bible

We believe the Bible is the inspired, infallible, inerrant word of God. Given that truth, we believe it is our duty to carefully study what it says and apply it as the supreme and final authority on all matters of faith and life. 2 Timothy 3:16-17


We believe that there is one God eternally existing in three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit – equal in nature but differing in roles and functions. Acts 5:3-4, Matthew 3:16-17 and John 14:9-10
We believe God is the creator of man and all things. Genesis 1:1, Acts 17:24-28
We believe God the Holy Spirit dwells within every Christian. John 16:5-15


We believe that Jesus Christ is God; That He was born on earth as man; That He lived a sinless life; That He died on the cross for our sins; That He rose from the dead; And that He lives today ready and able to forgive those who trust in Him. John 3:16, Matthew 1:18, John 20:24-31


We believe that man was originally created by God and in his own image, but that Adam sinned, marring that creation and separating us from God. We believe that man today is born with a sinful nature and is destined to be eternally lost without salvation through Christ. Romans 5:12


We believe that the gift of salvation is available to all solely by the grace of God through faith placed in Jesus Christ because He paid the complete penalty for the sins of every human being by His death on the cross. Ephesians 2:8-9, Colossians 2:13-14

Any person who desires to be saved by the grace of God is called to confess the reality of their sin, express a commitment to turn away from their sin, and be baptized by immersion, all in the name of Jesus Christ. In response, the bible promises the forgiveness of sin, the gift of the holy spirit, and the promise of eternal life. Acts 2:38


Baptism is a command that was given by Jesus to his disciples and is part of the journey to be more like Jesus. Matthew 28:18-20, Matthew 3:13-17


Christians are inspired to good works as an outgrowth of God’s saving grace. Because we are children of God and followers of Jesus, we strive to serve others and to witness to the unchurched in hope of bringing them into a saving relationship with Christ. 2 Corinthians 9:8, James 2:26, Matthew 5:13-16


FREE Resources

Budget Resource

Do you struggle month to month with your finances?  Would you like to begin saving?  Pay off debt?  Begin tithing?  One of the most helpful things you can do is to sit down and work through a budget.  We want to provide this practical resource to help you get ahead as an example of how you can budget your money and start to create a plan.  Download our online budgeting tool (a Microsoft Excel file).

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Financial Coaching

(from Crown Financial)

  • Would you like to learn how to get out of debt?
  • Learn how to save in order to buy your next car with cash?
  • Be able to help your kids with college or to personally retire well?
  • What about being in a financial position where you could help make a difference in the Kingdom?

Often times we know we need help with our finances, but we don’t have any idea where to start.  That’s why we’ve partnered with Crown Financial to offer you Financial Coaching for only $39.95.


What you get

  • Personal Budget Coach
  • Budget Coach Client 6-Part Course
  • Access to QUSE Budgeting App
  • Access to numerous other financial educational resources & tools

Get started today and transform your personal finances!



A Trail Guide to Following Jesus

Mapping Out Tough Questions of Faith for Followers of Jesus

Need to jump-start or revive your relationship with Jesus? This trail guide is written in a refreshing way to help anyone, from the novice to the advanced Christ-follower, fall more deeply in love with Jesus and join Him in the mission of helping people find their way back home to God!  Download your FREE copy of “front Cover

A Trail Guide to Following Jesus” today!

“How do I read the bible?”

“What happens if I mess up and sin?”

“I’m worried I’m going to stop feeling this way about God, what can I do?”


These are the kind of big questions every follower of Christ wrestles with. Inside this Trail Guide you will find helpful, practical answers to these questions and more weaved together with real life stories to help take complex ideas and make them meaningful and impactful in the places you live and work.

Download our FREE resource, “A Trail Guide to Following Jesus”

Matthew 28:18-20 (NIV)

“18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

Finding your Value in What God Thinks of You:

So many of us struggle with a sense of self-worth, we let the world define for us who we are and how we think about ourselves.  If you have ever struggled with not feeling good enough for God, then download this resource to look at what it is that God thinks about you and start a journey of renewing the way you think and talk about one of His children (you).

The Promises of God:

The scripture says that all of God’s promises are “yes” in Christ Jesus, but if you don’t know those promises it’s hard to let them be an important part of your life.  Download our resource, The Promises of God, today to have an easy reference guide to God’s promises.

Teacher Qualifications:

Being a teacher is one of the greatest gifts anyone can give or receive.  Teaching allows you to open a world of opportunities to those you lead and can make an eternal impact through the relationships you build.  Because being a teacher is such an important position to hold, we do have some basic qualifications that we look for in a teacher at our church – as James 3:1 says, teachers will be judged more harshly so we do our best on the front end to protect those who might not be ready for a deeper level of scrutiny.

5 Teacher Qualifications*

  1. All our Harmony Kids teachers (and workers) will undergo a Security Background check**
  2. Our teachers must be living lives worthy of replicating
    • Not addicted to alcohol or drugs
    • Not using coarse language
    • Not sexually engaging with someone other than their spouse (this includes living together outside of marriage)
  3. Our teachers must be a baptized follower of Christ and actively  growing closer to Jesus
  4. Our teachers must be relationally intelligent (we care about others and treat them with kindness)
  5. Our teachers must be teachable themselves (humility is the hallmark of a great leader.  We are looking for individuals who are teachable and willing to realize that everyone has something they can teach others)

*Teachers are approved at the discretion of ministry staff and elder.

**Any conviction of criminal activity involving a minor will preclude any and all participation in kid & teen (birth-18 year) activities at Harmony Christian Church.  We encourage those with a history involving such convictions to find other ways to volunteer and make a difference.  Our aim with this policy is both to protect children and to protect the individuals looking to serve.

So, what if I’m not sure I match up to these qualifications?

We get it.  Some of us have come out of challenging circumstances and still have some old muscle memory left in us from our previous way of life – there was a time when I would have been disqualified from teaching due to some lifestyle choices I was making.  While we believe that those we lead are worthy of our best, we also don’t believe that you should be totally disqualified from serving just because you don’t have it all together.  There are a lot of areas for service that are not near as upfront and scrutinized as a teaching position in our church.  We would love to have you start serving as a greeter, or helping with maintenance around the building, you could serve on our security team, or help follow up with new people.  There are a lot of ways to get involved and get going, the best way is to simply contact someone from our team and let them know you are interested in finding a place to serve.

Parent/Child Dedication

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We’re so excited about your interest in having your child dedicated to the Lord!  For our church, the purpose in dedicating yourself and your child is for the parents to bring their child (typically 5yrs old and younger) before God and His church in order to commit to seeking after grace and wisdom in fulfilling your responsibility in raising your children to know and love Jesus.

The Parent/Child Dedication is a way for us to celebrate with you and thank God for the gift your children are.  This is also a time for you as a parent to commit to following the model of leadership Jesus gave when raising your children.  To lead them deeper in a relationship with Him as you yourself seek to grow in that relationship through the study of scripture and engaging with the body of Christ through the community of faith – the local church.

What is The Parent/Child Dedication

The Parent/Child Dedication is a way for us to celebrate with you and thank God for the gift your children are.  This is also a time for you as a parent to commit to following the model of leadership Jesus gave when raising your children.  To lead them deeper in a relationship with Him as you yourself seek to grow in that relationship through the study of scripture and engaging with the body of Christ through the community of faith – the local church.

Parent Commitment:

We ask every parent to commit to serval things during the Parent/Child Dedication service.  This is a promise you make to your family before God to raise your children in a manner that is honoring to God.

Below you will find the commitment we ask you to agree to during this service:

We/I commit to…

      • Actively pursue a vibrant relationship with Jesus.

      • Prioritize the things of God above the things of the world.

        • Prioritize being involved in the life of the church, even when it requires sacrifice and difficult decisions.

        • Prioritize serving and teaching to serve.

        • Prioritize community with Christians in order to encourage and be encouraged.

      • Modeling the love of God in the way I treat my child, spouse, and others.

Ready to Register?  Keep an eye out for our next sign up at the Kids Check-in Counter on Sundays.



Do I need to be a member at HCC to dedicate my child?

Nope, you don’t need to be a member of Harmony Christian Church to have your child dedicated.  But we do ask that you call Harmony Christian Church your church home because what you are committing to is modeling for your child a consistent, vibrant faith that is part of the faith community.

I’m a single parent, can I participate in a child dedication service?

100% Yes! This service is about you dedicating your parenting to the Lord and your Child to Him as well.  Our goal as a church is to support you in this endeavor.

What’s the difference between Dedication and Baptism?

Some people come from a church background where baptism happened as a child and so it can be confusing what the difference is.  We believe that biblically speaking, baptism was something that happened to a person who was able to make a decision for themselves to follow Jesus and become His disciple.

Dedication is simply a commitment on the part of the parents to try and raise their child to the best of their ability to live for God and love people – acknowledging their role as stewards over the life of their child.

What should I expect for Parent/Child Dedication?

The Parent/Child Dedication service will be a short portion of a normal Sunday service.  Parents and child(ren) will be brought up onto the stage and invited to introduce their families to the congregation.  The pastor will ask a few questions in regards to the commitment stated up above (a simple “yes” will be all you are asked for).  We will have a gift for your family and prayer over you and your child and then you will be able to return to your seat.  It won’t last any longer than about 10min.

When is Parent/Child Dedication?

Parent/Child Dedication typically happens on Mother’s Day, but we occasionally have the need of doing it more than once a year.  You can always check at the kid’s Check-in desk to find out when the next one is.