Our Strategy

Our strategy is based on King Jesus’ Command: 

"Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Matthew 28:19–20 (CSB) 


Therefore we see the church in discipling followers of Jesus to reach others and disciple them to reach others. 


HBC Purpose:

To Glorify God by being Disciples Who make Disciples


Worship

A temple has bricks. A flock has sheep. A vine has branches. And a body has members. In one sense, church membership begins when Christ saves us and makes us a member of his body. Yet his work must then be given expression in an actual local church. In that sense, church membership begins when we commit to a particular body. Being a Christian means being joined to a church.

Scripture therefore instructs us to assemble regularly so that we can regularly rejoice in our common hope and regularly spur one another on to love and good deeds (Heb. 10:23–25). Church membership is not simply a record of a box we once checked. It’s not a sentimental feeling. It’s not an expression of affection toward a familiar place. It’s not an expression of loyalty or disloyalty toward parents. It should be the reflection of a living commitment, or it is worthless.


We call those who are saved to assemble together every Sunday to Worship our Savior. Expositional Preaching is the center of the worship service and the most vital. The practice of expositional preaching presumes a belief that what God says is authoritative for his people. It presumes that his people should hear it and need to hear it, lest our congregations be deprived of what God intends to use for shaping us after his image. It presumes that God intends the church to learn from both Testaments, as well as from every genre of Scripture—law, history, wisdom, prophesy, gospels, and epistles. We come and expect to hear a Word from God. 


Through both traditional and modern hymns and songs we lift our voice to praise him. The word must also inform our music as the words are our heart's cry to God. Therefore we are committed to singing unto the Lord. 


We desire to see believers and those who are seeking God to gather and worship Sundays with us. Seeing people identify with the local church and being committed to one another is the first step in in growing disciples. 

Discipleship

The church has an obligation to be God’s means of growing people in grace. Mature, holiness-seeking influences in a covenant community of believers can be tools in God’s hand for growing his people. As God’s people are built up and grow together in holiness and self-giving love, they should improve their ability to administer discipline and to encourage discipleship.

Paul hoped the Corinthians would grow in their faith (2 Cor. 10:15), and that the Ephesians would “grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ” (Eph. 4:15; cf. Col. 1:10; 2 Thess. 1:3). Peter exhorted his readers, “Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation” (1 Peter 2:2).


We believe that Discipleship is core of church;s ministry. Therefore we encourage every member to be in a L.I.F.E. Group during the week. Our Leaders want to help you grow a disciple to see you enjoy God's Word but also be able to share the gospel and lead others to know Him. 


Our Counseling Ministry is meant to support our discipleship process. Many times because of sin's presence we need healing. Whether it be a discouragement, trouble in your marriage, or over coming temptation we need the help of others to get us through. Biblical counseling is designed to help take the bible and help you through your problems. 

Mission

We desire to see every believer doing evangelism. Evangelism is speaking words. It’s sharing news. It’s being faithful to God by presenting the good news that we discussed in chapter 8—that Christ, by his death and resurrection, has secured a way for a holy God and sinful people to be reconciled. God will produce true conversions when we present this good news (see John 1:13; Acts 18:9–10). In short, evangelism is presenting the good news freely and trusting God to convert people (see Acts 16:14). “Salvation comes from the Lord” (Jonah 2:9; cf. John 1:12–13).


We want our members to be missionaries. Whether you are a stay-at-home mom, a student, a teacher, in business, or work with your hands God has designed you to represent him in your world. You can be a missionary across the office or street or around the world, Our goal at HBC is to reach Northern Kentucky and the Nations. We want to grow disciples who make disciples all over the world. This is our goal and we hope to see the people of HBC on mission.