Making Disciples Together
Harvest exists to glorify God, empowered by the Holy Spirit to love Jesus, love others and reach our world with the Gospel.
In the book of Acts we see a great example of how the early church made disciples who made more disciples. This example is a great guide for us as we see the important principles that a church should be built on.
And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. And all who believed were together and had all things in common. And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.
(Acts 2:42-47 ESV)
Know: and they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching . . . In order to know God, we must study and learn His Word.
Grow: and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread . . . God created us to be in relationship with one another – encouraging each other as we grow in our relationship with Jesus.
Serve: and they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need . . . God has given us gifts that are to be used to serve the church body.
Share: and the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved. . . We are called to live our lives on mission – sharing the grace of Jesus with the world around us.
Authentic, vibrant worship. We believe that worship is both a venue for Christians to express their adoration and praise to God, and a tool in the hands of the Holy Spirit to reach out to unbelievers.
Power and priority of prayer. Recognizing the need of prayer places us in a position of dependence on God. Believing in the power of prayer gives us confidence that He will lead us in every aspect of our ministry.
Biblical preaching and teaching. Our authority is the Bible. It guides us, gives us accountability, redirects, and trains us for godly living.
Evangelism. Jesus prayed that God would send workers into His harvest field. Our desire is to be the answer to this prayer.
Godly, servant leadership. Jesus came to not to be served, but to serve. We desire to follow His example.
Gift-oriented involvement. God gives leaders to the church in order to equip the congregation for service. We desire that every believer discover his/her spiritual gift and passion, and then be empowered for ministry.
Life transformation. The hope of the Gospel is that we will grow in personal maturity to become more like Jesus, even though we will never be perfect.
Loving relationships. The Bible clearly teaches us that our first priority is to love God and our second is to love one another. Loving relationships provide the ideal environment for fellowship, spiritual growth, accountability, and even outreach.
Ministry excellence and innovation. God deserves our very best.
Constitution and By-Laws
We are governed by our Constitution and By-laws. Click on them here to open as a PDF