Launched in Fall 2007, The Harbor church is located in Beverly, MA. We are a community of Jesus followers who are called to be a haven for the broken and a launch to the nations. This vision can be found in Isaiah 42:1-4, which describes Jesus’ character and mission:
“A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out. He will bring justice to the nations…he will not falter or be discouraged till he establishes justice on the earth,” foretelling Jesus’ desire to bring people “from every tribe and language and nation” (Rev. 7.9) to live with Him forever.
Haven for the Broken
We are a safe place for everyone to come and be part of an accepting community. No matter our backgrounds or current circumstances, Jesus has the power to heal and transform our lives. Just as Jesus won’t break a bruised reed or snuff out a flame, we are a community that supports and cares for each other, even through the toughest circumstances, knowing that God has a plan of restoration for every one of us.
Launch to the Nations
God has a calling and a destiny for every follower of Jesus to change the world. Jesus will not stop until he establishes justice on the earth, and as part of this plan, he has invited us to partner with him in the Great Commission to make disciples of all the nations (Matthew 28:18-20). We equip every member of The Harbor to partner with Jesus to impact the world: whether through a vocational calling, raising a family, stateside church planting, or overseas missions.
We enact this vision on a daily basis by loving God, sharing life, and proclaiming Jesus.
- Loving God: Cultivating a passionate worship of the Creator both individually and as a group.
- Sharing Life: Engaging in intentional community through our home-based small groups (called faithgroups), and living life alongside one another.
- Proclaiming Jesus: Serving others locally and internationally with the love of Christ, and showing the truth of who Jesus is through our words and actions.