Sunday Morning Service Time: 10:00 a.m.
Office Hours: Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (closed on stat holidays)
Our Vision (Who we want to become):
GENERATIONS FOLLOWING JESUS TOGETHER
We are a family for all ages, learning what it means to follow Jesus, and doing so in the context of a family of families. This means that:
- We are to be a church family of the generations where all ages can be valued, feel they can contribute, find identity, and where there will be opportunities for the generations to gather as part of the rhythms of church life.
- We are to be a disciple-making movement. We want to be a church family who are becoming disciples of Jesus, who then reproduce more disciples of Jesus who also reproduce more disciples.
- We believe that together we find belonging, we grow deeper in our faith, we find out how we are gifted, we develop relationships, we can reach our full God-given potential, and we can more effectively share Jesus.
OUR MISSION & VALUES (How we get there):
It is important to realize that for this to be a church of Generations Following Jesus Together, the following values build upon, and are dependent on, each other.
GATHER Families are strengthened when they meet together. Gathering is a Biblical principle that is key to our vision and must happen before our full vision can be realized. The ministries of HMC are executed with purpose. We gather so we can grow.
(Acts 2:42-47, Heb 10:24-25)
GROW In the context of gathering (where we pray together, worship together, learn God’s Word together, and share our faith journey together), the natural result should be spiritual growth. We are to be on a journey of continual maturation in our faith. One who has been a follower of Jesus for a period of time should not stay the same in terms of spiritual maturity. Growth is natural. Growth is Scriptural. (1 Cor 9:24-25, 1 Tim 4:7-9, Heb 5:13-6:3)
GIVE A natural progression of our spiritual growth is that we begin to give of ourselves in the context of the family that we are connected and growing with. The church will provide opportunities for people to serve and grow in the ways that God has gifted them, encouraging people to get involved and give of themselves so that they can continue to grow, and others can grow because of them. This is part of the disciple-making journey that is ingrained into our DNA as a church family. (Rom 12:3-8, 1 Cor 12:4-27, Eph 4:11-13)
GO As we gather, as we grow, and as we give of ourselves, we will understand that as disciples who make disciples, we are all called to go. We cannot keep our faith contained within the walls of our building. We understand that we are all called to go into our community, and for some, across the world, so that we can make disciples who make disciples. Jesus commands it as some of His final words before leaving Earth, and we want to obey it. We will continue to be a sending church. (Matt 28:19-20, Acts 1:8)
What does our logo mean?
Our logo (the tree) is an intentional choice, communicating who we are as a disciple-making movement. It shows who we are as Generations Following Jesus Together.
Just as roots on a tree give the tree stability, strength, and definition, our roots do the same as we seek to live the vision, direction, and identity that God has called us to. As we seek to be Generations Following Jesus Together, the roots of our tree are: Gather, Grow, Give, and Go.
The trunk of the tree is the result of what has happened below the ground at the root level. Our trunk speaks of how we are growing up, as a church family, to be more and more like Jesus, following Him, and growing up in Him. It speaks of our overall desire to be Generations Following Jesus Together.
Just as branches on a tree spring from the trunk, our branches speak to our natural movement into our communities and globally, where we spread the light, love, peace, hope, and message of Jesus.
The canopy of leaves that extend beyond the branches reminds us that we are to extend beyond our communities and reach into the rest of the world.
The faces in the tree remind us that we are doing all these things in the setting of ‘together’.