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The Vision followed by the pastor and elders of Harvest is based on what Peter said: “Feed the flock of God which is among you.” Our desire is that the people at Harvest would be the best fed, best loved sheep around. The aim of our ministry is to equip, care for and serve, and to bring to maturity in Christ, those whom God has entrusted to us. This will enable them to serve the Lord in outreach or in whatever their gifts are. We see this happening by, but not limited to, the following:
- Developing people to spiritual maturity through Bible studies, small groups, seminars, and retreats. This must include an effective Sunday School and Youth Program to mature our children in the Lord. We must encourage everyone to take part.
- Equipping every believer for a significant ministry by helping them discover the gifts and talents God gave them. Encouraging them to do the work of the ministry.
- Having a facility that meets the needs of our Body, whether it's for body ministry such as weddings, funerals, and fellowship dinners, outreach ministry such as concerts or celebrating one of the Old Testament feasts, or the needs of our Sunday School.
- Continue outreach through Local Radio Ministry and the Internet.
- Encouraging Missions outreach both locally and to other nations, whether our people are personally involved or we are supporting other outreaches.
- Establishing a Calvary Chapel Extension Bible College.
What We Believe
WE BELIEVE the only true basis of Christian fellowship is Christ's (Agape') love, which is greater than any differences we possess, and without which we have no right to claim ourselves Christians.
WE BELIEVE worship of God should be spiritual.Therefore, we remain flexible and yielded to the leading of the Holy Spirit to direct our worship.
WE BELIEVE worship of God should be inspirational. Therefore, we give great place to music in our worship.
WE BELIEVE worship of God should be intelligent. Therefore, our services are designed with great emphasis upon the teaching of the Word of God that He might instruct us how He should be worshipped.
WE BELIEVE worship of God should be fruitful. Therefore, we look for His love in our lives as the supreme manifestation that we have been truly worshipping Him.
WE BELIEVE in all the fundamental doctrines of orthodox evangelical Christianity.
WE BELIEVE in the inerrancy of Scripture, that the Bible, Old and New Testaments is the inspired, infallible Word of God.
WE BELIEVE that God is eternally existent in three separate persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
WE BELIEVE that God the Father is the personal, transcendent, and sovereign Creator of all things.
WE BELIEVE that Jesus Christ is fully God and fully human, that He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, provided for the atonement of our sins by His vicarious death on the Cross, was bodily resurrected by the power of the Holy Spirit, ascended back to the right hand of God the Father, and ever lives to make intercession for us. After Jesus ascended to heaven, He poured out His Holy Spirit on the believers in Jerusalem, enabling them to fulfill His command to preach the Gospel to the entire world, an obligation shared by all believers today.
WE BELIEVE that all people are by nature separated from God and responsible for their own sin, but that salvation, redemption, and forgiveness are freely offered to all by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. When a person repents of sin and accepts Jesus Christ as personal Savior and Lord, trusting Him to save, that person is immediately born again and sealed by the Holy Spirit, all his/her sins are forgiven, and that person becomes a child of God, destined to spend eternity with the Lord.
WE BELIEVE in the gifts of the Holy Spirit mentioned in the Scriptures, and that they are valid for today if they are exercised within the Scriptural guidelines. We as believers are to covet the best gifts, seeking to exercise them in love that the whole Body of Christ might be edified. We believe that love is more important than the most spectacular gifts, and without this love all exercise of spiritual gifts is worthless.
WE BELIEVE that church government should be simplistic rather than a complex bureaucracy, and we depend onthe Holy Spirit to lead, rather than on fleshly promotion.
WE AWAIT the pre-tribulation rapture of the church, and we believe that the second coming of Christ with His saints to rule on earth will be personal, pre-millennial, and visible. This motivates us to holy living, heartfelt worship, committed service, diligent study of God's Word, regular fellowship, and participation in adult baptism by immersion and Holy Communion.
WE SEEK to teach the Word of God in such a way that its message can be applied to an individual's life, leading that person to greater maturity in Christ.