What We Believe
There is only one true God who is the eternal King, Creator and Redeemer of all that is. He is perfectly holy, just, loving and truthful. He has revealed Himself to be eternally self-existent – one being in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
The Bible, to be the inspired and only infallible and authoritative Word of God.
Humankind was created in the image of God to know and enjoy Him, yet we willfully rejected the Lordship and glory of God for which we were intended. Because of this, sickness, death and judgement entered the world and now creation experiences the effects and consequences of sin.
The Lord Jesus Christ, the one and only Son of God, was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin, Mary, and is God’s Anointed One, empowered by the Holy Spirit to inaugurate God’s Kingdom on earth. He was crucified for our sins, died, was buried, resurrected and ascended into heaven, and is now alive today, in the presence of God the Father and in His people. He is “true God” and “true man.”
We are saved by God’s grace, through faith in the person and work of Jesus Christ. Anyone can be restored to fellowship with God through repenting, believing and receiving Jesus as their Savior and Lord.
The Holy Spirit, convicts, regenerates, justifies, and adopts us as we enter the Kingdom of God as His sons and daughters.
In the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live holy and minister super-naturally. The baptism of the Holy Spirit according to Acts 1:4-8 and 2:4 is poured out on believers that they might have power to be witnesses.
The victorious redemptive work of Christ on the cross provides freedom from the power of the enemy – sin, lies, sickness and torment.
The Church consists of all who put their faith in Jesus Christ. He gave His church the ordinances of Baptism and Communion. The Church exists to carry on the ministry of Jesus Christ and further advance His kingdom by undoing the works of the enemy, preaching and living the good news of God’s love, discipling the nations, baptizing and teaching them to love and obey God.
In the ever increasing government of God and in the Blessed Hope, which is the glorious visible return of our Lord Jesus Christ for His overcoming bride – His church.
Heaven and hell are real places.
There will be a resurrection of the saved and the lost, the one to everlasting life and the other to everlasting death.
These are the core values that express how we live. We have committed, as a fellowship of people, to live our lives within the context of three primary core values:
Intimacy with God
Our highest priority and greatest joy, is knowing God in personal and intimate relationship. This is what each of us is created for – moment by moment communion with God. This is a chosen lifestyle. This is worship. This is intimacy with God.
Developing a culture of honor is a response stimulated by our intimacy with God, and personal choices to honor others. You will notice that as a church, our commitment is not so much to programs, as it is to a lifestyle of relationship, personal growth and contribution to a body of believers.
Opportunities for community life come out of our intentional involvement in corporate gatherings, small group interaction, training and equipping schools, personally pursuing friendship with others in HLF and the Community.
We believe marriage is a sacred relationship between one man and one woman.
Expanding the Kingdom
Intimacy with God and developing a culture of Honor, naturally translates into our partnership
with Him in the work He is doing. This work is the expansion of His Kingdom.
God is aggressively drawing people from the kingdom of darkness into His Glorious Kingdom of Light. He has given each of us a part to play in this great work. Where we each individual begins with Intimacy with God, discovering the joy of developing a culture of Honor, with a natural overflow that results in expanding the Kingdom of God.
Harbor Lights Fellowship Accountability
We are affiliated with Catch the Fire Partners, Toronto Canada.
Pursuing the Kingdom of Heaven
Out team is dedicated to pursuing the Kingdom of Heaven in all we do.
Gerard & Maureen Haberstro
Gerard and Maureen are the team leaders at Harbor Lights Fellowship and the Ontario Regional Coordinators for Catch The Fire World. The Haberstro’s bring with them over four decades of ministry experience to the body of Christ, both locally and internationally. They have been married over 44 years and have 5 adult children, and 13 grandchildren. It is their heart to bring the Presence of God wherever they go and to see the Kingdom of God built.
Bill & Valerie Machemer
Bill Valerie have been married for more than 40 years. They have four adult sons and two grand children. As they labor among us they carry the responsibilities of prayer ministry and women's ministry. Valerie is also our office manager. Their love for God and His people radiates from them in all they put their hands to. Their desire is to see God revealed to every person and for relationships to be rich in Him.
Matthew has been an integral part of Harbor Lights Fellowship from the very beginning. He has labored in the physical structure of the buildings as well as the spiritual structure of the church. He carries a deep love for worship and missions. His depth of insights add a great deal of wisdom to the leadership team. His wisdom and love for people have been an asset for many years.