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.
We are a community of people learning to love and follow Jesus Christ. We are all on the same journey, but none of our paths look exactly the same. We make mistakes. We grow. We encourage one another. We do life together. Whether you are exploring Christianity or you have been a follower of Christ for years—we hope your faith will be strengthened and your interest in God’s Word will grow through your time at our church. Check out our statement of faith, core values, and staff.
What to Expect When you Visit
Worship services. Through music, we worship our great God and hope to lead others into doing the same. We have two styles of services: our 8 AM service largely consists of hymns led by piano and/or organ; our 9 and 10:30 AM services consist of blended music led by a band with a versatile sound. All three of our services have the same speaker and message. Our services reflect the heart of Hershey Free.
A casual atmosphere. Grab a hot cup of coffee or tea from our lobby. Clothing styles are diverse and vary from jeans and t-shirts to suits and dresses. Come the way you feel comfortable. Stop by The Hub, and our volunteers will be happy to answer questions and help you find your way.
A fun, safe environment for children and students. If your visit includes kids, you’ll check them in and out each Sunday using a secure system. Children and youth are cared for by loving volunteers. All of our volunteers must pass background checks and have a heart for kids and families. Come early if you have children of various ages; nursery, preschool, elementary, and youth are in different areas of our building. Classes for birth through fifth grade meet at 9 and 10:30 AM. Middle and high school classes meet only at the 10:30 AM service time.
Support for those with special needs. Our special needs ministry is designed to support families and make sure you can come to church and worship together. Our KidStep ministry (birth to 5th grade) has a specially designed sensory room as well as offers a “buddy” to attend Sunday School classes with your child. (The KidStep special needs ministry is currently full.)
CORE (6th to 12th grade) offers a similar program but at the 10:30 AM service only. (The CORE special needs ministry is currently full.)
Developmentally disabled adults are invited to join King’s Corps. They meet every Sunday at 10:30 AM in room 10. Monthly socials for King’s Corps participants occur throughout the academic year.
We have sign language for deaf worshippers during the 9 AM worship service. Ushers will be glad to seat you in the front, right-side section of the sanctuary nearest the interpreter.