Love God, Love People, Serve The World
Love God • Love People • Serve The World
Our Ministry Strategy
Our ministry environments are designed to function like the rooms in a home. We invite guests to the foyer, develop friendships in the living room and grow as a family around the kitchen table. These environments that we create are critical for achieving our mission. Our goal is to make these steps as easy as possible for you to navigate through and for you to ultimately end up in the Kitchen, where true intimacy and life change can occur!
foy•er (foi' er, foi ya') n. an entry. - It's the place in your home that serves as the welcome area for guests and new friends. It's the first step, and it's often your only chance to make your guests feel comfortable enough to return. That's exactly how we've designed our entry environments at Horizons Community Church. Our Sunday morning worship services are "foyer" environments. We want our guests to come back, so we do everything with them in mind.
liv•ing room (liv'ing room) n. a room in a home, with sofas, chairs, etc., used for social activities, entertaining guests, etc. When guests arrive and are welcomed into your home, you invite them into the living room. Everyone finds a comfortable place to sit, and the interaction begins. At Horizons Community Church, this is where you connect with people like yourself. Smaller and more interactive than the foyer environment, these gatherings offer genuine opportunity to begin friendships...just like the living room in your home. Events where you can connect in this type of an environment are MarriedLife Live, Hunt and Fish or the Women's Ministry.
kitch•en (kich'en) n. a room or place for the preparation and cooking of food. - Webster's definition doesn't help us much, does it? But think about it. What is the most popular room in your home? Where do you end up when friends or family come over? The kitchen. This is where lasting friendships are made. And that's the kind of environment we are striving for in our small groups. Small groups are where people meet regularly for Bible study and prayer, and commit to accountability, friendship and support. They are the safe place to open your heart, share your life, and ask the tough questions. These types of opportunities include Small Groups and Starting Point.