Welcome to Park Harbor Church! Our greatest desire is for you to encounter the presence of a loving God and feel welcomed and at home during your visit with us. We know that attending a new church for the first time can be intimidating. Hopefully, we can put your mind at ease as we answer some frequently asked questions. If you have a question that is not covered here, please contact us and let us know how we may help you.
A: We are an Assemblies of God church, which is identified as a Spirit-filled/Pentecostal church.
A: We have our main service at 10am on Sundays. There is a service entirely in French every Sunday at 3pm. The second and fourth Sunday nights at 6pm are devoted to worship and prayer. We have family night with teaching for all ages, Wednesday night at 7pm.
A: Sunday morning services run from 10:00 am to approximately noon. Our services are longer than many churches because we want to give worshipers time to have a personal experience with God. Intimacy takes time, and we believe that God deserves, delights in, and rewards us when we slow down and take time to rest in His presence together.
A: Because we are a church that is desperately desiring intimacy with God, we give time and opportunity to experience Him. Worship lasts for approximately 40-50 minutes, followed by announcements and the message. There are often opportunities to receive prayer from prayer teams after the message as well. We believe that we should have freedom in the expression of our worship, so you will see people who are very passionate in how they express their love for God. While some may stay put and sing, others raise their hands, wave banners, dance, or come up front to quietly pray and reflect. Sometimes we have opportunity for prayer in the middle of worship, as the Lord leads us. Some people also speak out in the middle of worship, with prophetic words that the Lord has given them. We preach the uncompromised Word of God, but it will not be shared in a legalistic or condemning manner.
A: As we enter into intimacy with the Lord, not only do we reach out to Him, but He reaches down to us. In Acts, chapter 2, the Bible tells us that Holy Spirit was poured out on the church. This included times when you could hear or observe speaking in unknown languages, healings, and prophetic words from God. The Bible states that the testimony of Jesus is the Spirit of prophecy (Revelation 19:10). God still works in us and through us today (1 Corinthians 12 & 14). We believe that God speaks to us in thoughts, impressions, visions, and dreams. These all have meaning for our church body and our lives. These words must always be measured against scripture, but are important in directing us.
A: We have people that dress casually (t-shirts and jeans) and others that choose to come in their Sunday best. Come as you are, and you’ll fit in just fine!
A: There is a place for you here. We value community. We are family-oriented, but also form family relationships with each other. There are many opportunities to find where you fit in, from attending Life Groups to serving our church and community in ministry. We are a place of healing for those that are hurting, and a place of launching for those whose hearts are preparing to step into what God has called them to do. Come just as you are. We’re looking forward to meeting you!
A: Yes and Yes! In addition to Sunday Services we also have classes on Wednesday nights, Life Groups where people gather to eat and build relationships, occasional special events, and opportunities to work in ministry together, serving our church and our city.
A: Absolutely! We recognize that God creates each and every one of us with a unique set of talents, gifts, abilities, and interests. There are many opportunities to get involved at Park Harbor Church no matter your strengths or interests. Park Harbor is more than a church community; we are a family. We worship together, eat together, and serve together. We hope that if you call Park Harbor your home, you will join up with our ministries and become a part of a vibrant and close community of people that love each other and love their city. There is a place for you here.
A: We offer ministry for the entire family. We currently provide nursery, toddler, and preschool classes during main service times. Children’s church is offered for children in Kindergarten through the 5th grade. Youth (grades 6-12) meet on Wednesdays at 7pm. Services are designed to be relevant to the needs of middle school and high school students.
A: We typically celebrate the death and resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on the first Sunday of the month during our morning service. Visitors are welcome to take communion with us; we only ask that you have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
A: Absolutely not! While we do encourage our members to practice the Biblical principle of tithing and giving offerings to support the ongoing ministries of our church, we do not expect our visitors to do so.