“The Church is the one institution that exists for those outside it.”
Sometimes we wrongly think of churches simply as buildings, but churches are not ultimately buildings. Rather, churches are communities of people who have been and are being transformed by the good news—that Jesus Christ died to save sinners (Romans 5:8; 1 Timothy 1:15).
Churches are consequently not places for perfect people, but for those who are broken and sinful. In fact, this is who Jesus came to call and continues to call to himself (Mark 2:17; Luke 5:32). At Community Evangelical Free Church of Harrisburg, we humbly affirm the truth that none of us—on our own—are perfect people or could ever become perfect people. However, the recognition of this drives us to focus on and depend upon the perfection of Jesus Christ offered to us through faith.
In our church family, we hope and pray and work to see our lives conformed to the image of our Savior (Romans 8:29). We also desire that we might be a light in our community; as we tell the gospel story in both word and deed, our aim is to reveal to all those, with whom we come in contact, the ultimate relevance and supreme importance of the person of Christ Jesus.
If you are a believer looking for a church home or a skeptic wanting to investigate the claims of Jesus, we welcome you! We are not perfect; we are not flashy; we are not the best or the brightest of people. We are, however, striving to be an authentic community of Christ followers who welcome the fellowship of other Christians and attempt to honestly answer the questions of sincerely interested non-Christians.