Kingdom Minded Community
The simple act of gathering for worship serves as a reminder to stop, to rest, or to sabbath. Weekly worship reminds us that everything isn't up to us, that we can rest in the presence of our Creator. Weekly worship reminds us that we need each other; we are called to live our lives in community. Weekly worship reminds us that we are send on mission in our own lives.
Discipleship happens in a variety of ways, but at HCN we are intentionally discipling. When one makes a decision for Christ we give thanks, but that is merely the beginning, not the end. Discipleship happens through various small groups; Sunday School, Sunday evening studies, missional communities, mid-week Bible studies, Shared meals, etc.
A fundamental Christian practice is serving one another and serving our community. HCN is continuously looking for ways to better serve Hastings and Barry County; from hosting the Fresh Food Initiative to opening our facility to groups in need.
We believe that Christian baptism, commanded by our Lord, is a sacrament signifying acceptance of the benefits of the atonement of Jesus Christ, to be administered to believers and declarative of their faith in Jesus Christ as their Savior, and full purpose of obedience in holiness and righteousness.
The Communion Supper, instituted by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is a sacrament, which proclaims His life, His sufferings, His sacrificial death, and resurrection, and the hope of His coming again. It shows forth the Lord’s death until His return.
The Supper is a means of grace in which Christ is present by the Spirit. It is to be received in reverent appreciation and gratefulness for the work of Christ.
Jesus prayed—with others (Luke 9:28), for others (Matthew 19:13-14), and on his own (Luke 5:16, Luke 6:12). It was a fundamental part of how he approached each day and every decision, retreating faithfully to spend time with his Father.
Prayer equipped Jesus. It kept alive the intimate relationship that sustained him. And it revealed to him God’s desires and direction.
As we pray, we will become more like Jesus, and we will find that prayer changes us.