For information about what to expect on your first Sunday at Hershey Free Church, explore our I’m New page.
Hershey Free Church is part of a larger association, the Evangelical Free Church of America. As a denomination, “We are a community of believers who are committed to Jesus Christ, the gospel and to one another. Connected by our theological convictions, we exist to glorify God and multiply transformational churches among all people.”
The following links will provide info about the EFCA and the Eastern District of the EFCA.
Living with Jesus, Loving like Jesus, and Leading Others to Do the Same
The invitation of Jesus is to become his disciple and follow his way of life. At Hershey Free Church, we define it this way: A disciple is someone who lives with Jesus, loves like Jesus, and leads others to do the same. What does this look like?
Living with Jesus is not merely practicing habits of Bible study and prayer out of duty. Rather it is taking the time to be with Jesus through reflecting on his Word to us and creating space to hear the Spirit speaking to us. It is intentionally developing habits that help us know Jesus better and become more like him.
Loving like Jesus flows naturally from being with him. As we receive his gift of love, we give it out of the overflow of what we have received from him. As we become more and more aware of his great love to us, we intentionally look for opportunities to give that love away.
Leading others to do the same is a result of the joy we experience in our relationship with Jesus. Out of that relationship, we intentionally engage others in our spheres of influence to take next steps in living with Jesus and loving like Jesus.
Will you accept his invitation to Live, Love, and Lead as his disciple?
At Hershey Free we believe that the greatest thing you do for your relationship with Jesus—and as an encouragement to others—is to be intentional with your personal relationship with God. As you learn to live with Jesus by developing spiritual rhythms and listening to God, your life will overflow into the lives of those around you. Because we value life together, we encourage you to participate in a Live/Love/Lead Group. These groups are designed to facilitate engagement in community with God and one another in a way that fosters life transformation. These small groups consist of 8-12 people and meet in local homes.
How do I join a Live/Love/Lead Group?
To join a Live/Love/Lead Group or to learn about additional Connect Groups that meet on Sunday mornings or throughout the week, email Deb Hinkel or text CONNECT to 717-455-3048.