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.
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.
Date: January 24, 2017
Location: Double Tree, Spokane City Center
322 North Spokane Falls Court
Spokane, Washington 99201
Date: January 26, 2017
Location: Radisson Hotel
517 Grand Canyon Drive
Madison, Wisconsin 53719
For more information on this church plant visit Harvest Madison.
Charlotte, North Carolina
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.”
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.
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.
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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
Arllen is coming from Lynchburg, VA where he has been serving in various ministry roles at Thomas Road Baptist Church.
Mike & Angie
Mike is coming from Newmarket, ON, Canada where he served as the Campus Pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel York Region.
Joe & Reyna
Joe is coming from Hampshire, IL where he has been attending and serving in various roles at Harvest Bible Chapel, Elgin.
Obed & Elena
Obed is coming from Montrose, CA where he served in various ministry roles as a Pastoral Resident at Reality LA.
Tim & Lori
Tim is coming from Hilo, HI where he served as a Youth Pastor at an Evangelical Church.
Joe & Rebekah
Joe is coming from Columbus, OH where he has been serving as the Pastor of Adult Ministries and Collegiate Ministries at Fellowship Baptist Church.
Chris & Lisa
Chris is coming from Westminster, MA where he has been serving in preaching, teaching, and small group ministry roles at Twin City Baptist Church.
Blair & Erin
Blair is coming from Kerrville, TX where he has been serving as the Associate Pastor and Elder of Kerrville Bible Church.
Phil & Emily
Phil is coming from Chicago, IL where he has been working for Moody Bible Institute while finishing his Bachelor’s Degree.
John & Sarah
John is coming from Adel, IA where he currently serves as a Discipleship Pastor at New Hope Church.
Jeremy & Autumn
Jeremy is coming from Davenport, IA where he currently serves as the campus pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel Davenport West.
Ryan & Tami
Ryan is coming from Hickory, NC where he currently serves as the Senior Pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel Hickory.
Dave & Brie
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
Mike & Terry
Mike is coming from Chicago, IL where he has been working as a the Director of Optometry at the Lawndale Christian Health Center.
Jon & Lindsay
Jon is coming from Gallipolis, OH where he has been serving as the Pastor of Discipleship at Vinton Baptist Church in Vinton, OH.
Terron & Jocelyn
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.
John & Amy
John is coming from Fountain Hills, AZ where he has been serving as an elder at Harvest Bible Chapel Fountain Hills.
Ramon & Venecia
Ramon is coming from Cabo San Lucas where
he has served as a church planter and youth pastor.
Enrique & Claudia
Enrique is coming from Orange Walk Town, Belize where
he has been serving as a pastor and church planter.
Miché & Roslyn
Miché is coming from Kingstown, St. Vincent Island where he has been serving as a Deacon at Harvest Bible Chapel St. Vincent.
Joe & Erin
Joe is coming from Carmel, IN where he has been serving as the Associate Pastor of Cornerstone Bible Church.
Luis & Silvia
Luis is coming from Mexico City, Mexico where he has been serving as the Senior Pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel, Mexico City.
Johnny & Lori
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.
Robert & Nicole
Robert is coming from Orlando, FL where he was serving as a Worship Leader at Harvest Bible Chapel Orlando.
Scott & Karla
Scott is coming from Orlando, FL where he was serving as Senior Pastor at Harvest Bible Chapel Orlando.
AJ & Rebekah
AJ is coming from Monmouth, IL where he is currently serving as the Senior Pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel Monmouth.
Aaron & Susie
Aaron is coming to us from Windsor, Ontario, CA where he has been serving as the Lead Pastor of Southwood Church.
John & Zawadi
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.
Moses & Veronica
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.
Peter & Joeline
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.
Rich & Christy
Rich is coming from Roundhill, VA where he has been serving as the associate pastor of Blue Ridge Bible Church.
Joel & Kimberly
Joel is coming from Moore, SC where he serves as the high school and college pastor at Anderson Mill Road Baptist Church.
Kareem & Renelle
Kareem is coming from Arlington, TX where he has been serving as the Associate Pastor of Discipleship at New Life Fellowship.
Omar & Miriam
Omar is coming from Toronto, ON, Canada where he has been serving in various ministry roles at Grace Fellowship Church.
Benny & Julie
Benny is coming from Aiken, SC where he is the Lead Pastor of Community Bible Church, a church he planted in 2011.
Stuart & Denise
Stuart is coming from Byhalia, MS where he serves as the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church.
Russell & Cristina
Russell is coming from Navarre, FL where he has been working as a realtor for ERA American Real Estate.
Aaron & TJ
Aaron is coming from Pittsburgh, PA where he has been serving as the Lead Pastor of Calvary Pittsburgh East.
Derek & Sheron
Derek is coming from St. James, Barbados where he has been serving as an Elder, Deacon and Associate Pastor at an Evangelical Church.
Quentin & Kimberly
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.
Harvest 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.
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.
What is the average timeline for church planting? From assessment to launch, will take you 12-14 months of equipping to fully realize what God has called you to. To find out more about Harvest Bible Fellowship’s Church Planting model, visit our Church Planting page here.
On May 29, 2016 Harvest Bible Chapel Cap Rouge, Haiti is having its launch Sunday. This makes three Christ-exalting Vertical Churches in the country of Haiti, and we believe this is just the beginning!
Harvest Cap Rouge launches under the leadership of Senior Pastor Antoine Sainvil. Antoine’s first contact with Harvest was in October 2013, when his senior pastor, Abraham Comper of Harvest Jacmel, Haiti, began taking steps to have their church join Harvest Bible Fellowship. Antoine experienced and saw how being a part of a fellowship with other churches could help the church move and grow in Haiti. Antoine had been attending and serving at Harvest Jacmel since 1999. Then, in 2014, Antoine was able to take part in Harvest U where he saw the depth and breadth of Harvest and was amazed by the power believers have when they gather together with a unified vision. With the blessing of his Senior Pastor and the backing of Harvest Jacmel Antoine followed the Lord’s leading to become a church planter. He graduated from the Harvest Training Center for Church Planting last year and he is now leading this brand new Harvest.
As always we thank God for this new church-plant, praying fervently for fruitfulness and faithfulness to Jesus Christ. We also look forward to what God is going to do in this country to magnify His name.