Who We Are
The story of Harbor Church is one that is best captured by using the metaphor of bridging. We live in a city of isolated, fragmented people who need to be reconnected (or bridged). In reality, the fissures began to form in our community long before we showed up on the scene, for the story that we find ourselves in is a very old one. Indeed, it stretches back to our most distant ancestors who spurned God's love and tried to overthrow Him (or be like Him). In doing so, they broke God's law and His heart, and the repercussions are still being felt today, for the consequences of their treason led to a corruption and distortion that settled over all the land, which is why we see such blatant racism, such intense social stratification, and such deep segregation among different cultural groups here in San Diego & Tijuana.
At Harbor, we are seeking to bridge these barriers of race, class, and culture through the gospel of Jesus Christ. The gospel of Jesus Christ is the glorious good news that a bridge was formed between God and man through the perfect life of Jesus Christ, a life He willingly laid down for all those who put their faith in Him. In one glorious moment in history, grace took on flesh in the person of Jesus and made a way for a people who were formerly cut off from God to enjoy Him once again. And He didn't just make a way for one racial or ethnic group. Instead, He tells us in Rev. 7:9 that the family of God will one day consist of worshippers from every nation, tribe, people and language. If this is what the Church will be like one day in heaven, then we are convinced that we should get as close to that here on earth as it will be in heaven one day. At Harbor, we are begging God for a foretaste of the glorious diversity represented in Mid-City to be manifested in our church, and in doing so, we trust that a little slice of heaven will be ours here on earth.
Thankfully we join in this story with a much larger group of people and churches who are involved in this work of bridging. We have brothers and sisters at Harbor Church meeting in other parts of the city (see www.harborpc.org ) who are joining with us in overcoming the barriers that are separating us from one another and God. And we also have many other like-hearted churches throughout San Diego and Tijuana with whom we are forming metro alliances to help ignite a church planting movement that will so fill this bi-national city with the good news of the gospel that it will be renewed in every way—socially, culturally, and spiritually—and spread to the ends of the earth.