This is our Church

Mission, vision and core beliefs

Living for Jesus

The world is changing all around us but our message is not.  Our roadmap starts with our mission which declares our purpose.


To introduce people to Jesus and inspire everyone to follow him with a growing relationship with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Matthew 22:36-40

Matthew 28:18-20


To see Harefield Church becoming a significant church impacting Harlow through its worship and witness with a people who are vibrant, passionate and loving towards God through Jesus Christ.

Core beliefs

Who we are and what we do as a Christian church must always be securely rooted in what we believe about God.  We believe in the power God has to transform our lives.  We believe everyone is able to receive the life giving power of His spirit.

What we believe

About God

God is the creator and ruler of the universe.  He has eternally existed in three persons – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  These three are co-equal and are one God.

Genesis 1:1  Genesis 1:26-27  Genesis 3:22  Psalm 90:2  Matthew 28:19  1 Peter 1:2  2 Corinthians 13:14

About Man

Man is made in the spiritual image of God, to be like him in character.  He is the supreme object of God’s creation. Although man has tremendous potential for good, he is marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin”.  This attitude separates man from God.

Genesis 1:27  Psalm 8:3-6  Isaiah 53:6  Romans 3:23  Isaiah 59:1-2

About Eternity

Man was created to exist forever.  He will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation.  To be eternally separated from God is hell.  To be eternally in union with him is eternal life.  Heaven and hell are places of eternal existence.

About Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is the Son of God.  He is co-equal with the Father.  Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men and women by dying on a cross.  He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death.  He ascended to heaven’s glory and will return again to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

About Salvation

Salvation is a gift from God to man.  Man can never make up for his sin by self-improvement or good works – only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can man be saved from sin’s penalty.  Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.

Romans 6:23  Ephesians 2:8  John 14:6  John 1:12  Titus 3:5  Galatians 3:26  Romans 5:1

About Eternal Security

Because God gives man eternal life through Jesus Christ, the believer is secure in salvation for eternity.  Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian.

John 10:29  2 Timothy 1:12  Hebrews 7:25  Hebrews 10:10  Hebrews 10:14  1 Peter 1:3-5

About the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God.  He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ.  He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation.  He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right.  The Christian seeks to live under his control daily.

2 Corinthians 3:17  John 14:16-17  Acts 1:8  1 Corinthians 2:12  1 Corinthians 3:16  Ephesians 1:13  Galatians 5:25  Ephesians 5:1  John 16:7-13

About the Bible

The Bible is God’s word to all men.  It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit.  It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living.  Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without any mixture of error.

2 Timothy 3:16  2 Peter 1:20-21  2 Timothy 1:13  Psalm 119:105  Psalm 119:160  Psalm 12:6  Proverbs 30:5

About Baptism

Baptism by immersion symbolizes the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus and is your public declaration that you have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Saviour.  Baptism does not save you, but shows the world that you have already been saved.  And while baptism is not required for salvation, it is a biblical command and demonstrates your love and obedience to Christ.

Colossians 2:12   Acts 2:41   Ephesians 2: 8-9   Matthew 28:19-20

About Communion

Communion, or the Lord’s Supper, is an ordinance given to all believers by Jesus Christ to remember his sacrifice for us and to symbolise the new covenant.  The elements of bread and wine are symbols of Christ’s broken body and shed blood.

Communion is not a means of salvation, rather, it is a testament of a believer’s faith in the atoning work of the cross.

About Marriage

Marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment as established by God.  Marriage is a visible picture, a living testimony of Christ’s love for the church.

Marriage provides for the man and the woman the framework for intimate companionship and marriage is the foundation of the family.

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