Many churches have lists of programs to help you connect with others in the congregation. You won’t find much of that here. Instead, we are an unapologetically relationship-driven church. If you ask “how do I get involved,” we won’t point you to programs but people.
Below, you'll find the main ways that we encourage newcomers to connect with the people of HRF, as we seek to live out the relational model of the New Testament church.
We ask that you fill out a connection card when you visit, or online so that we can serve you best by connecting you with the HRF community.
Every Sunday morning we gather together as a church to worship our God through songs, prayer, and the reading and preaching of His Word. While there are many different times and places at which our members gather for various reasons, this Sunday morning service is the main meeting of Hampton Roads Fellowship. More than any other time, this is where we sit together under God's Word so that we may be mutually encouraged and challenged. Our corporate worship service begins at 11am and usually lasts about an hour and a half. We'd love to see you there sometime, and we'd encourage you to plan on sticking around a few minutes after the service to meet a few people. We're not a church that tends to leave quickly once the service is done! We love to stay around for a while, talk, and get to know new people.
We believe that the Christian life is not meant to be lived in isolation. Rather, it is meant to be lived in community (Acts 2:42, Hebrews 10:24-25). In fact, we believe that God has placed in every believer a desire to learn, grow, serve, pray, worship, and invest with other believers. Thus, we believe that church membership is a very important, healthy, and natural response to the Gospel at work in the life of a Christian. Learn how to become a member of HRF here.
The purpose of our fellowship groups are pretty straightforward –to help members build relationships, based on our shared unity in Christ, that result in richer integration into the larger community of the church. We don’t intend for fellowship groups to be merely social times, nor do we intend them to be fundamentally bible study groups. Instead, we want fellowship groups to help foster community via biblical content – whether that’s studying a book of the bible, discussing a Christian book, or going over the previous sermon. Find a fellowship group in your area here.
God in His grace has not made us to walk alone in the Christian life. In one-on-one discipling relationships, two Christians of the same sex meet to study Scripture, hold one another accountable, and pray. Within this basic framework, discipling relationships may take a number of different shapes: an elder member may disciple a younger member, a more mature Christian might disciple a younger Christian, or peers in the faith might effectively disciple one another. Read more about how to plug into a discipleship group at HRF here.