A New ChapterOn August 14, 2022, The Harbor's founding Senior Pastor, Rick Baldwin, will retire after almost 25 years of leading the church. On that day Jeff Maness will begin leading Chapter 2 of The Harbor’s kingdom work in the Senior Pastor role. Already God has created much excitement for Chapter 2 as Rick and Jeff began co-leading at the end of March.
As our church leadership has been praying about God’s plans and dreams for The Harbor in Chapter 2 of the church’s history, we have clearly sensed it is time to restore and refresh our well-maintained church campus. Church surveys have suggested that when a person visits a church for the first time, they make up their minds in the first 5-10 minutes whether they will return for a second visit. You can imagine in that short period of time the two most obvious dynamics they experience are the people they encounter and the facility they see around them.
From the entrance of our parking lot, along the walk-up to the Worship Center, and as they enter the church, our Open Door Ministry greets and welcomes people with warmth and sincerity that makes a difference! We have heard countless stories of how lives have been changed over these almost 25 years because a visitor was made to immediately feel welcomed and valued before they ever step foot into the building! Over the years, God has continued to provide a fresh supply of people with big smiles and genuine love that capture the hearts of visitors. As we enter Chapter 2, we know God has given us everything we need to make a great first impression with our people. Now after 18 years in our building, God wants to revitalize the way in which impressions are created with the facility itself.
one chance to make a first impression
If you were in attendance on-site or online on Sunday, June 5th, you have heard the vision for this from Rick in his message, "Uncompromising Relevance". If you did not hear it live, the video of the message is below, so you can hear the vision and why it is so important.
Over the course of our 24+ year history, faithful Harbor attenders have always been a part of both building and maintaining our campus through capital campaigns, the last of which ended in the fall of 2016. God is again inviting those that call The Harbor home to begin investing time and prayer into how each of us can play our part in the launch of Chapter 2! Thank you in advance for the simple yet profound step of humbly seeking guidance from God on what your part may be in the restoration effort.
Much prayer and planning
Please join us for our special Chapter 2 Restoration prayer events in which we will be asking God to continue to show us His will for this restoration. Starting Monday, June 6, we will be praying through our Chapter 2 Prayer Calendar for 21 Days of Prayer. Also, we invite you to participate in 24 Hours of Prayer at home or in person. You will find the details for both of these events on this page.
On June 26th, we will have a special Sunday, with only one Worship Service at 10:00 AM, to gather together and to culminate this time of prayer with an opportunity to make and celebrate the collective commitments toward this work! Should God lead you make a commitment before June 26th, or if you would like to use our digital commitment card, you can find it and other resources here.
21 Days of Prayer
Got questions about Chapter 2 restoration?
Come and ask them!
Wednesday, June 22, 7:00 PM, in The Foundry
24 Hours of Prayer
2 Ways to Participate!
Click here to sign up to pray for 1 hour between
6:00 PM, Friday, June 24 - 6:00 PM, Saturday, June 25.
A prayer guide will be provided.
On-Site Prayer Walk at The Harbor
Visit prayer stations at your own pace.
Self-serve communion available.
Friday, June 24th, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
and Saturday, June 25th, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Come and go at your convenience. No need to sign up.
Harbor Stories - Macie Robertson
Growing in God through The Harbor Children's Ministry
As a child, Macie attended children's services at The Harbor regularly. Through our children's programs, she learned more about Jesus and the importance of spreading His love to others. Now she volunteers in the same Children's Ministry that had an impact on her as a child. In this video, she tells her story of how God's love for children through The Harbor Children's Ministry came full circle in her life.