Harrisonburg First Church of the Nazarene
Changed to Change: Our Mission in Action, Part 3
Locations & Times
  • Church of the Nazarene - Harrisonburg
    1871 Boyers Rd, Harrisonburg, VA 22801, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM
  • https://www.facebook.com/cotn.hope
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:30 AM
This week at HFCN
So you've been attending our church for a while (or even just a few times) and you're wondering: what next? We have a way for you to connect even deeper with Next Steps! Find out how you can get more involved with Church of the Nazarene here: abeaconofhope.churchcenter.com

1. Alabaster Boxes- In the month of October, we will be collecting Alabaster Offerings. These funds help provide land for many Work & Witness projects, and the entire offering goes toward the purchase of land and construction of churches, schools, medical facilities, and homes for missionaries and national workers.

2. East Rock- There are multiple East Rock Campus events coming up! Click here to check out what's happening with our new campus: https://www.abeaconofhope.org/eastrock/

3. Baptism- If you have made a decision for Christ and have never
been baptized, we would love to help you take that next step!
Text nextstepshburg to 94000 or check out Next Steps in the Church Center app and we'll be in touch!

4. Tech Team- Our tech teams in Harrisonburg and East Rock are in need of volunteers! If you're interested in sound, lighting, or computer/camera operating, please reach out! Any level of experience welcomed. Contact info@abeaconofhope.org OR check out Next Steps in the Church Center app!

5. Discover Your Church- One of our upcoming Next Steps is Discover Your Church on October 24. If you have been with us for a bit and you want to connect and get involved on a deeper level, this class is for you! Check out Discover Your Church in the Church Center app!

Check out our Church Center app to register for Events, stay connected to your Life Group, and manage your Giving. You can also use the app to take those Next Steps!

Our transformation is both the MOMENT and the PROCESS

We absolutely believe in the power of God to transform us in a moment AND in the power of God to transform us over time.
God who “began” and God who will “carry it on to completion”

This Greek word here epiteleō means to “perfect, finish, bring to an end”

Note that HE started the work and He will complete it. The only question is whether we will surrender to that work.
We are experiencing the NOW and NOT YET of the kingdom of God

The now represents God moving in the moment. The not yet represents waiting on God and trusting His timing.
Our theology is deeply impacted by the power of transformation.

-The moment you confess your sin to God, you turn from your sin, and you put your faith in Him, you are forgiven. This is the moment of salvation.

-We believe that the Spirit desires to do a deeper work of not just delivering us from our acts of sin but cleansing our hearts from the desire to sin.

-There is a different between acknowledging Him as Savior and acknowledging Him as Lord.

-The moment you invite Him to lead your life, purify your heart, you are sanctified. This is the moment of sanctification.

-Because He has worked in the moment of salvation and the moment of sanctification does not mean that God is done working.

For the rest of your life God will continue to work to refine your character, molding and shaping you into Christlikeness. This is the ongoing process of transformation.
The mistake we often make is to allow our emotions dictate the terms of our transformation. We value transformation on God’s terms.
The challenge is to believe God can transform us in a moment and He can transform us through His process. We trust in His decision about which one applies to us in each moment.
Nazarene Position on Entire Sanctification:

Giving at HFCN

If you have ever have questions or need help with online giving, please let us know. finance@abeaconofhope.org Thank you for your partnership in the Kingdom of Christ!