WHY DO WE EXIST?
In the span of Harvest Bible Chapel in the Northeast, we want to be the catalyst to revival becoming reality. We see revival becoming reality in our personal lives, our prayer lives, our families, our kids, our churches, our neighbors, our coworkers, our schools, our side of the country and our entire nation. We see prayer the all-consuming passion of God's people, a vertical dependence that fuels every horizontal activity. We see the power of God's Word on full display in transformed lives. We see people fired up to enter into God's manifest presence every time they gather to worship. We see people who believe they are the hands and feet of Jesus on this earth, who believe the gospel is a message to be communicated and lived out. We see revival.
To glorify God through the fulfillment of the Great Commission in the spirit of the Great Commandment. In other words, we are all about glorifying God by making disciples.
- Proclaiming the authority of God’s Word without apology (2 Timothy 4:2)
- Lifting high the name of Jesus through worship (John 4:24)
- Believing firmly in the power of prayer (Ephesians 6:18)
- Sharing the good news of Jesus with boldness (Ephesians 6:19-20)
Spiritual growth does not happen by accident. It happens through a process that leads us to deeper commitment to Jesus and His Church. We call this process at Harvest, "Worship, Walk and Work". These are simple, measurable steps we give people so they know how they can grow deeper in commitment. Here's how it works:
A QUALITY DISCIPLE...
Quality disciples gather on Sunday mornings with the body of Christ. They pour themselves out before God's throne ascribing to Jesus the worth and honor He deserves. They sit under faithful preaching of God's Word. They let the manner of their lives be transformed by worshiping Jesus.
Walks with Jesus
Quality disciples obey His Word throughout their week. They walk in the light. They are helped in their walk with Jesus by being involved in Small Groups at our church to be loved on, cared for, prayed for and held accountable. Find out more about our Small Groups here.
Works for Jesus
The first thing God did after creating us is put us in a garden to work. Work is a privilege that brings significant spiritual growth in the lives of believers. We ask our people to roll up their sleeves and shoulder kingdom responsibilities with a sense of joy rather than drudgery, because they know working for Jesus yields spiritual fruit in their lives. Find a ministry to serve in here.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Our service begins with worship, led by a band. Most people stand during this time, however, there is complete freedom to be seated if you prefer. The words of all of the songs are projected onto a screen, our hope is that you’ll hear songs you know or can relate to, even if you haven’t been to church before.
Like most churches we take an offering in our service. If you are a guest, please do not feel obligated to participate, as this is intended for those who consider Harvest their church home.
As our guest, we only ask that you take a few moments to complete our Friendship Register which is found at the end of each row. The Friendship Register is where you can request information, ask for prayer, let
us know your thoughts, or just indicate your presence with us. In any case, our prayer team prays for each of the prayer requests every week.
Harvest provides expository, application-based preaching from the Word of God. Pastor Matt preaches from the English Standard Version, but please feel free to bring whatever version of the Bible you use. We’ll give you an outline with the main points in the bulletin for you to take notes. What you learn on the weekend, you’ll be able to use during the week.
AFTER THE SERVICE
Be sure to stop by Guest Reception, meet Pastor Matt and receive a gift from our church to you. Don’t feel that you have to hurry out the door. Give our friendly church family a chance to meet you. And don’t
forget to pick up your children from Higher Ground Children's Ministry before you leave!
WHAT TO WEAR?
At Harvest Bible Chapel, we focus on the heart more than the outward appearance. When you come to one of our weekend services, you will find people dressed in a wide variety of styles from as casual as jeans or shorts, to as formal as suits and dresses. However, most people find themselves somewhere in the middle.
We do ask that people wear clothing that does not draw attention to themselves. We think that what you wear to church should not detract from the worship experience of others around you. We want all of the attention to go to Jesus Christ.