Why Learn? At Harvest, this starts with Paul’s unique verse-by-verse teaching and spreads throughout our entire church: Sunday School, Home Groups, Bible Studies, Discipleship, Financial Accountability, Apologetics, Creative Arts, Missions, Digital Streaming, etc. A focus on learning should apply to saved & unsaved, young & old, and should be continuous through life.
Why Love? Obviously, a very common word, but one that most of us are still diligently trying to understand and apply. Understanding that every one of us is desperately in need of God’s mercy and grace, Harvest strives to be a place of uncommon & unconditional love. All of the knowledge we may accumulate won’t amount to much unless we are continuously striving to love others as Christ does.
Why Liberate? Our goal regarding liberation has at least two meanings: To help people find freedom, through Christ, from sin, addiction, legalism, ignorance and mis-understanding of God; To free, enable & equip people to become what Christ has in store for them, supporting them and doing our best to help them become effective in their gifts. When someone has been truly liberated by Christ, they are free to serve Him energetically, without fear or restraint.
Harvest Fellowship is committed to supporting faithful missionaries around the world and in our own backyard. Sometimes the missionaries are people from our own fellowship; other times our role is supportive of other folks or groups whose work we have carefully considered. The Harvest Missions Board is responsible for evaluating the various individuals and causes supported by Harvest. This team determines how our missions budget will be spent and who we will support. Some of the missionaries supported are long-term; others are short-term.
If you are interested in talking to the Missions Board about your own work, or would like more information, please send an email to email@example.com. If you are interested in having us consider support for your ministry, please fill out and submit this Ministry Review Form.
Consistent with our “Learn” focus described above, we believe there is a Biblical mandate to teach God’s Word and His principles, and that an effective spiritual life depends on it. In our adult services, our Sunday School curriculum and programs, and everything else we work on, we try our best to provide an effective learning environment. It seems the more we know and understand about God, the more mature we can become. We know that, when children are taught the principles of God when they are young, that knowledge can influence them throughout their lives. As a matter of fact, if you have a gift and a desire to serve with us in our Sunday School and would like to discuss it, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us about your calling in this direction.
Having a great place to gather and worship is great, and this can certainly play a significant role in a believer’s life. However, we all know that reflecting on God and hanging out with our friends in church for 60 minutes a week should only be a part of our story. We all have the rest of the week ahead of us. We have roles to play in our careers, with our families, our neighbors, on our college campuses and schools, in coffee shops and malls. We have a world to interact with, people to influence, talents to fulfill. An increasingly confused world all around us needs salt & light more than ever. At Harvest, we hope to encourage one another constantly so that the life-giving hope we have in Christ will saturate our thoughts, words, and actions on a daily basis.