What we believe
TRANSFORMING LIVES THROUGH CHRIST
The mission of Horizon Community Church of Palmdale is "Transforming Lives Through Christ".
That is the central focus of this group of believers.
Let’s look closely at that mission.
“Transforming” means changing from one thing to another thing. So, from what to what?
At Horizon we want to see people transformed from unbelievers in Christ into disciples (students) of Christ - people who trust in Him and do what He says.
Now, we are all at various stages in this transformation. Those people who come to Horizon as Christians are not going to be transformed from unbelievers into disciples; they’re already believers. But we want them to experience transformation into more faithful, devoted disciples.
Is this transformation a one-time event or a lifelong process? Actually, it's both.
When someone truly believes in Jesus Christ, he is immediately transformed by God. This is the one time part of the journey. But then he must learn to trust God and live out that faith in everyday life. Another way of putting this is that he is learning to walk with Jesus and become like Jesus. This is the lifelong part of the journey.
“Lives” means our inner selves (heart) as well as our behavior. We are seeking real change that comes from the heart. God says of His followers, “I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God and they will be my people.” (Jeremiah 31:33b) When God changes our hearts, those changes will be reflected by our behavior. We want to see every aspect of someone’s life transformed because of his or her relationship with Jesus.
We recognize that only the real Jesus Christ, the biblical Jesus, is the Person who can change lives. It is, after all, His Church of which Horizon is a part, and our first love and purpose is to belong to Him.