HBIC-logoOur vision is to be a thriving diverse urban church sharing Christ’s love and servings the need of our local and global communities.

 

 

About Our Ministries

For more than 200 years, the Brethren in Christ have expressed an understanding of living in relationship to Jesus shaped by the renewal movements of Anabaptism, Pietism, and Wesleyanism. This rich blend of theological transitions is what has made the Brethren in Christ who they are today. Our ministries are not only shaped by the values of Brethren in Christ denomination but also our congregational value for racial reconciliation. Read more

Children

Creation Kids (9 & 11 am) on Sunday mornings and Kids Club on Wednesday evenings are safe, fun places where children can meet Jesus and become more like him.

Youth

Students (6th-12th Grade) can participate in Sunday School (9 am in the Large Youth Room) and Wednesday evening Youth Group throughout the school year. Both are packed full of fun, fellowship, and opportunities to grow in our relationship with each other and Christ!

Adults

If you’d like to belong and grow at the Harrisburg BIC Church, connect to a Life Group. There you can form meaningful friendships, explore the Christian faith, and grow with God together. We have Life Groups for men, women, young adults and more. In addition to Life Groups, adults can participate in a Sunday School class (9 or 11 am) or any of the activities or programs our Women’s and Men’s Ministries or Mosaics Committee host throughout the year.

Local & Global Ministries

God has placed us in our community to be His hands and feet. Learn how we share God’s Good News with our local and global communities through words and action.

 

Care & Equipping

We offer a wide variety of activities and programs designed to support, grow, and nurture healthy individuals and families with a Christ-centered focus. This includes…

At HBIC, we believe water baptism is a celebration of your decision to follow Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. Just as the symbols of the wedding and wedding ring are a declaration of a marriage covenant, water baptism is the outward declaration of the covenant you’ve made with God. As your church, we would like to stand with you as you publicly declare you have made the decision to surrender your life to the Lord.

Baptisms are scheduled by the pastoral staff to be a part of our weekend services and include classes (for all ages) covering the meaning, the significance, and the details of baptism. Classes are generally scheduled on the Sunday preceding the weekend baptism will be offered.

If you would like to learn more about water baptism in the Brethren in Christ Church, please take a moment to read Baptism & Belonging.

Next Baptism Class: March 29th or November 15th @ 9 am in Pastor Hank’s office
Next Baptism Celebrations: April 19th & November 22nd

To sign-up, please contact Pastor Hank, the church office, or add your name to the baptism class list at our Information Center in the Sanctuary in October or November.

More information to come.
Money touches almost every area of our lives. It can be a source of stress, or a form of blessing. The way we respond to money and handle our finances can even affect our relationship with God. We can allow money to control our thoughts and desires, pushing God aside and driving us further away from Him. Or, we can choose to trust Him with our resources, and seek to manage them His way, allowing our finances to be another way that we serve God and see His provision in our lives.This is probably why the Bible has so much to say about money. In fact, there’s more said about money and possessions in Scripture than about faith, prayer or heaven! It’s estimated that one out of every ten New Testament verses, including a third of Jesus’ parables, deals with the subject.

This class exists to offer tools and resources which assist participants in creating a God-honoring balance between wise spending, responsible saving and investing, and generous giving.

Whether you’re looking for help to overcome serious financial struggles, wisdom for planning ahead, or just hoping to learn more about what God says about money, this class is for you.

A 6-week financial management and budget counseling class will begin meeting weekly on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 8 pm in the CE Room, beginning October 2nd, 2018. Sessions are designed for individuals or families who do not currently have a budget, want help with their budget, or who may be struggling with debt and managing money. They are practical in nature, and individuals/families are paired with coaches to develop an individualized and comprehensive budget that is intended to be both realistic and sustainable. Participants may also be referred to other entities that can help overcome legal hurdles to economic self-sufficiency.

Leader:  Elias Joseph or Tim Johnson
Meet:  Tuesday evenings for 6 weeks (Spring 2020)
To register, please contact the Church office (717-561-2170; office@harrisburgbic.org) by September 16th.

Does it really matter if I’m a member or not? Why do I have to take a class to even become a member? Do I have to sign anything? People often ask these questions in the process of exploring church membership. In membership, individuals commit to a spiritual family that provides encouragement and support. Members are also called to a biblical degree of responsibility, service, and sacrifice to their brothers and sisters. Leadership within a church also pledges to assist members with care, counsel, prayer, and spiritual growth.

If you are interested in learning more about membership in the Brethren in Christ, and in our church in particular, plan to take the Rooted Series classes in January or March 2020 then join Pastors Hank and Lynda for a Membership Class that will be offered on Sunday, March 29, following the morning worship services. We’ll begin with a light lunch together at 12:45 pm in the CE Room, followed by the class session.

Be sure to sign up at the Information Center or by contacting the church office (office@harrisburgbic.org; 561-2170).

Since 1994, Mission of Mercy has been providing free healthcare, free dental care and free prescription medications to the uninsured, underinsured and those who “fall through the cracks” of our healthcare system.

Their mobile medical clinic is at the Harrisburg BIC Church twice monthly on Thursdays. For more information about their clinic or schedule, visit their website at www.amissionofmercy.org. Their appointment phone (717-315-9813) is answered on clinic days only.

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