Iasi Romania Launches

The singular provision for the universal longing in every human heart is Christ.  And the common access we have as followers of Christ is the church.

This is a great day.  Harvest Iasi Romania is set to launch May 14.  Through much perseverance and with much faith, this core group of Christ-followers have joined hearts to believe that God is building His church.  They have struggled together, grown together and sacrifice has been the norm among them.  They have given all they have to declare apart from Jesus we can do nothing.

Harvest Iasi is the 160th vertical church plant of Harvest Bible Fellowship.

Join us in praying for this new work and for pastor Iosif Marica as he preaches Christ.


Vertical Church Conference Chicago | Aug 13–16

Join us in Chicago to explore what every heart longs for; what every church should be.  This is conference that you won’t want to miss where the Word, worship and workshops are focused to accelerate your effectiveness in being part of and leading the church.  

Be impacted through James MacDonald, Ed Stetzer, J.D. Greear and many more and be led in worship by Vertical Church Band, Kathryn Scott, Meredith Andrews and Jon Guerra.

You will leave refreshed and encouraged as well as equipped to build a vertical church.

Register now at verticalchurchconference.org.


Vertical Church Conference Toronto | Oct 15-18

Join us in Toronto to explore what every heart longs for; what every church should be.  This is conference that you won’t want to miss where the Word, worship and workshops are focused to accelerate your effectiveness in being part of and leading the church.  

Be impacted through James MacDonald, Ed Stetzer, J.D. Greear and many more and be led in worship by Vertical Church Band, Kathryn Scott, Meredith Andrews and Jon Guerra.

You will leave refreshed and encouraged as well as equipped to build a vertical church.

Register now at verticalchurchconference.ca.


Vision Meetings

Three vision meetings for new Harvest Bible Chapel church plants are happening in select cities this January. Get to one of these vision meetings to hear about how God is using Harvest all over the world to transform lives for his glory–and hear about how God could use you through this new church to do the same in your city.

 

Spokane, Washington

Date: January 24, 2017
Time: 7–9pm
Location: Double Tree, Spokane City Center
322 North Spokane Falls Court
Spokane, Washington 99201
REGISTER

Madison, Wisconsin

Date: January 26, 2017
Time: 7–9pm
Location: Radisson Hotel
517 Grand Canyon Drive
Madison, Wisconsin 53719
For more information on this church plant visit Harvest Madison.

Charlotte, North Carolina

Date: January 26, 2017
Time: 7–9pm
Location: Hilton Executive Park
5624 Westpark Drive
Charlotte, North Carolina
REGISTER
For more information on this church plant visit Vertical Church Charlotte.



3 Churches Launching

We have the awesome privilege of announcing that 3 new Harvest churches will launch in January 2017. Harvest Windsor, ON Canada and Harvest Winter Garden, FL are set to launch January 8th, and Harvest St. Louis South, Missouri will launch on the 15th. Please join us in celebrating this work of God. Pray that Pastors Aaron Rock, Scott Pierre, and Micah Mathis will preach the Word of God with boldness and conviction, and pray that many would come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.

God is faithful, and He is building his church.

Matthew 16:18b, “on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”


Meet the Training Center Residents

The Harvest Training Center for Church Planting has been in full swing for a month and we want you to meet the Training Center Residents. God has brought us more church-planters from more places than we’ve ever had before and we are excited to see what He is going to accomplish through them. Check out the video below.

If you want to know more about this class and our recruiting efforts read this recent article.

 


Senior Pastor and Wife Retreat | Europe

Harvest Bible Fellowship Europe’s Senior Pastor and Wife Retreat is happening August 24–27. We often note that one of the strengths of our Fellowship is our unity and love for one another. This is what we intend to cultivate in our training centers, annual conferences, and pastor retreats. So, every year we purposefully take time away from daily ministry responsibilities and come together as a family for a time of refreshing, reunion and rest. We are excited to report that there will be seven Harvest Bible Chapels represented at this year’s Senior Pastor and Wife Retreat. We believe this number will only increase as God continues to bless our pastoral training and church planting efforts in eastern Europe. We ask you to join us in praying for the last minute preparations and that all attending will leave this retreat with a renewed passion and fresh perspective in their marriages and personal walks with Christ.

Want to learn more about HBF Europe or the Senior Pastor and Wife Retreat | Europe? Follow HBF Europe on Facebook.

 


#40inthefall – Recruiting Closes

We’ve got great news – #40inthefall has been accomplished and our recruiting efforts are now closed for the Fall 2016 class! Earlier in the year we reported to you that we were going to go all out and start recruiting our biggest class to-date. We wanted to step out in faith and ask God to send us more godly, gifted men then we’ve ever had before. So we set a goal to get 40 men into the training center (that’s more than 2x our normal class size!) and started working and praying toward that end.

After months of prayer, conferences, meetings, interviews, and assessments we have sent out 40 letters of acceptance (and have multiple qualified men still remaining in our pipeline!) and are now preparing for their arrival. This is a huge answer to prayer – #40inthefall is another example of God’s faithfulness to both his promises and to our ministry.

We’ve built a short profile for the #40inthefall below in order to introduce them to you. We ask that you would pray for each of these men and their families. This is a huge commitment and each family has stepped out in faith. Pray for us too–we recognize that God has entrusted us with great responsibility and want to honor him in all things. Pray also for God to open doors for gospel ministry all over the world and that he would lead each church planter to the right location.

Finally, just because recruiting for the Fall 2016 class has ended doesn’t mean we’ve stopped looking for church planters. As a matter of fact, we already recruiting for next year’s class. If you want to plant a church and find yourself in alignment with our vision of what makes a vertical church, we need to talk! Find our more here.


Arllen & Winifred
Ade

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Arllen is coming from Lynchburg, VA where he has been serving in various ministry roles at Thomas Road Baptist Church.
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Mike & Angie
Armstrong

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Mike is coming from Newmarket, ON, Canada where he served as the Campus Pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel York Region.
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Joe & Reyna
Baltazar

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Joe is coming from Hampshire, IL where he has been attending and serving in various roles at Harvest Bible Chapel, Elgin.
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Obed & Elena
Brefo

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Obed is coming from Montrose, CA where he served in various ministry roles as a Pastoral Resident at Reality LA.
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Tim & Lori
Carigon

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Tim is coming from Hilo, HI where he served as a Youth Pastor at an Evangelical Church.
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Joe & Rebekah
Cotroneo

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Joe is coming from Columbus, OH where he has been serving as the Pastor of Adult Ministries and Collegiate Ministries at Fellowship Baptist Church.
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 Chris & Lisa
Crowe

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Chris is coming from Westminster, MA where he has been serving in preaching, teaching, and small group ministry roles at Twin City Baptist Church.
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Blair & Erin
Cushman

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Blair is coming from Kerrville, TX where he has been serving as the Associate Pastor and Elder of Kerrville Bible Church.
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Phil & Emily
Eastman

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Phil is coming from Chicago, IL where he has been working for Moody Bible Institute while finishing his Bachelor’s Degree.
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 John & Sarah
Fieck

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John is coming from Adel, IA where he currently serves as a Discipleship Pastor at New Hope Church.
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 Jeremy & Autumn
Hickman

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Jeremy is coming from Davenport, IA where he currently serves as the campus pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel Davenport West.
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 Ryan & Tami
Huguley

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Ryan is coming from Hickory, NC where he currently serves as the Senior Pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel Hickory.
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 Dave & Brie
Jacobson

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Dave is coming from Winston-Salem, NC where he has been serving as the Pastor of Outreach and College Ministries at Harvest Bible Chapel Winston-Salem
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 Mike & Terry
Kijowski

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Mike is coming from Chicago, IL where he has been working as a the Director of Optometry at the Lawndale Christian Health Center.
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Jon & Lindsay
Mollohan

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Jon is coming from Gallipolis, OH where he has been serving as the Pastor of Discipleship at Vinton Baptist Church in Vinton, OH.
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Terron & Jocelyn
Morris

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Terron is coming from Homewood, IL where he has been serving as both an Associate Pastor at New Life Covenant Church and as a Police Officer with the Cook County Forest Preserve.
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John & Amy
Nichols

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John is coming from Fountain Hills, AZ where he has been serving as an elder at Harvest Bible Chapel Fountain Hills.
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Ramon & Venecia
Noriega

Noriega Family

Ramon is coming from Cabo San Lucas where
he has served as a church planter and youth pastor.
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Enrique & Claudia
Novelo

Novelo Family

Enrique is coming from Orange Walk Town, Belize where
he has been serving as a pastor and church planter.
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Miché & Roslyn
Paul

Paul Family

Miché is coming from Kingstown, St. Vincent Island where he has been serving as a Deacon at Harvest Bible Chapel St. Vincent.
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Joe & Erin
Penberthy

Penberthy Family

Joe is coming from Carmel, IN where he has been serving as the Associate Pastor of Cornerstone Bible Church.
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Luis & Silvia
Peralta

Peralta Family

Luis is coming from Mexico City, Mexico where he has been serving as the Senior Pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel, Mexico City.
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Johnny & Lori
Pereira

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Johnny is coming from Naples, FL where he has been serving as both a Directional Elder on the Senior Leadership Team of Summit Church and the Naples Campus Pastor of Summit Church.
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Robert & Nicole
Pierre

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Robert is coming from Orlando, FL where he was serving as a Worship Leader at Harvest Bible Chapel Orlando.
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Scott & Karla
Pierre

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Scott is coming from Orlando, FL where he was serving as Senior Pastor at Harvest Bible Chapel Orlando.
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AJ & Rebekah
Reynolds

Reynolds Family

AJ is coming from Monmouth, IL where he is currently serving as the Senior Pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel Monmouth.
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Aaron & Susie
Rock

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Aaron is coming to us from Windsor, Ontario, CA where he has been serving as the Lead Pastor of Southwood Church.
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John & Zawadi
Samvura

John is coming to us from Gisenyi, Rwanda where he has been serving as a Member of the Founding Board of Trinity Chapel and as a Training Center Coordinator for ALARM Rwanda.
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Moses & Veronica
Serugo

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Moses is coming from Kampala, Uganda where he has been serving as an Associate Pastor and Elder of Kyampisi Community Church and as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Kyampisi Child Care Ministries.
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Peter & Joeline
Sewakiryanga

Sewakiryanga II

Peter is coming from Kyampisi, Uganda where he has been serving as a Pastor of Kyampisi Community Church and as the Executive Director of Kyampisi Child Care Ministries.
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Rich & Christy
Shipe

Ship II

Rich is coming from Roundhill, VA where he has been serving as the associate pastor of Blue Ridge Bible Church.
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Joel & Kimberly
Smelley

Shelley II

Joel is coming from Moore, SC where he serves as the high school and college pastor at Anderson Mill Road Baptist Church.
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Kareem & Renelle
Smith

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Kareem is coming from Arlington, TX where he has been serving as the Associate Pastor of Discipleship at New Life Fellowship.
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Omar & Miriam
Soto

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Omar is coming from Toronto, ON, Canada where he has been serving in various ministry roles at Grace Fellowship Church.
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Benny & Julie
Stiltner

Stinter II

Benny is coming from Aiken, SC where he is the Lead Pastor of Community Bible Church, a church he planted in 2011.
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Stuart & Denise
Swicegood

Swicegood II

Stuart is coming from Byhalia, MS where he serves as the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church.
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Russell & Cristina
Taylor

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Russell is coming from Navarre, FL where he has been working as a realtor for ERA American Real Estate.
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Aaron & TJ
Walp

“Walp”

Aaron is coming from Pittsburgh, PA where he has been serving as the Lead Pastor of Calvary Pittsburgh East.
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Derek & Sheron
Ward

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Derek is coming from St. James, Barbados where he has been serving as an Elder, Deacon and Associate Pastor at an Evangelical Church.
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Quentin & Kimberly
Whitford

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Quentin is coming from Calgary, AB, Canada where he has been serving as an Elder, the Director of Men’s Ministry, and a Small Group Leader at Harvest Bible Chapel Calgary.
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Harvest University Registration Open

HU_2016-Press-Kit_PPT4Harvest University 2016 registration is now open! This year, October 23–26, Harvest Bible Fellowship’s annual church-planting conference “HU” is happening simultaneously in two cities–Chicago and Toronto. This will be our biggest and best year yet. Join thousands of ministry leaders from around the world for four days of powerful preaching, ministry workshops, and fellowship. This year’s feature speakers include Harvest Senior Pastors James MacDonald, Robbie Symons, and Cristian Barbosu. The Worship is going to be amazing too. Artists Andi Rozier, Meredith Andrews, Jon Guerra and the Vertical Church Band will be leading the worship sessions throughout the whole conference. If you have never made it to Harvest University you are missing out on a life-changing week. Join us this year at #HarvestU2016.

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Join us at the SBC Annual Meeting

If you’re are called to plant a church and are near St. Louis, MO come to the SBC Annual Meeting and connect with us. We are in the middle of a strong recruiting push to finalize our Harvest Training Center for Church Planting class of 2016 and we are looking for men who are passionate about church planting. The spots are filling up quickly but there is still time for you.

We’ve had a strong showing over the last few days at the SBC Pastor’s Conference where Pastor James MacDonald was a key speaker at the main event and a leader of the panel discussion. Because of this, we’ll be around through the end of the SBC Annual Meeting in order spread the word about what God is doing through Harvest Bible Chapel around the world and inviting people to be a part of it.

You can find out booth outside the main session area or inside the expo hall; Joel Anderson, our Director of Recruiting, will be looking forward to talking to you. So, join us while you’ve got time at the SBC Annual Meeting to catch the vision for Harvest Bible Fellowship church planting and see if God is calling you to join our mission.