Next Steps

Life at Harvest goes beyond weekend worship. It’s about ministering to our families, our communities, and each other. There’s so much happening here—we want to make it easy for you to meet people and find out all our church has for you and your family. There’s no better time than now to take your next step of connection. Check them out below, then get started with Step 1.

Let us get to know you—whether you’ve just started coming to Harvest or have been here for a while, if you’re ready to get connected, Step 1 is for you.

You are invited to meet some our Guest Reception Coordinators, John & Ruth Bollman, after either service with any Questions you might have about getting connected.

Step 2 is about getting connected at Harvest—it’s a great way to learn about or grow in how to follow Jesus and the mission He has given us.

This is a 45-minute class. Led by our pastors, you’ll find out what it means to worship, walk with, and work for Christ—and how to put those into practice in your life. At Step 2 you’ll also learn about how to become a committed part of our Harvest family and how to continue growing in your relationship with God and with others in our church.

In Step 3, we’ll walk together as a family—worshiping, walking with, and working for Christ.

This step is about continuing to grow spiritually and relationally—in a small group, in rolling up your sleeves through service to Jesus and His church, and in making Harvest your church home. It’s the step that never stops.

In Step 3 you will move forward in walking with HBC as a member. One of our leaders will be able to assist you in setting up a Membership interview, just contact the Office to set up your interview.

Baptism

At Harvest Bible Chapel we believe that Christian baptism by immersion in water is a public identification with Jesus Christ in his death, burial and resurrection. Although baptism is not required for salvation, it is commanded of all believers and is for believers only. Scripture shows that a person was baptized after personally receiving forgiveness of sin through accepting Jesus Christ. The waters of baptism are a symbol of our death, burial, and resurrection to newness of life that happens when we become a new creation in Christ.

Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin.Romans 6:3-6

THE 3 W’S OF DISCIPLESHIP

Mature disciples worship Christ, walk with Christ and work for Christ. They experience significant growth in personal sanctification and, therefore, experience a closer personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ and become “complete in Christ” (Colossians 1:28). We are committed to multiplying the godly characteristics of leaders’ lives into others (2 Timothy 2:2). This multiplication of ministry is key to the healthy growth of the church. We believe the disciples of Jesus Christ should minister to one another in the local church, rather than one or a small number of professional pastors bearing total responsibility to care for the entire congregation. God has given spiritual gifts to all of His people to provide mutual ministry in the context of the healthy and strong local church (Ephesians 4:11-12).

WORSHIP CHRIST

Worshiping at Harvest is not just a Sunday morning event, and is much more than singing the right songs. To truly worship is to experience the sufficiency and express the supremacy of Christ through a lifestyle of worship. (Psalm 9:1-2, Psalm 97, Romans 12:1-2)

WALK WITH CHRIST

Walking with Christ is a multi-faceted discipline involving the faithful reading of God’s Word, prayer and fellowship with other believers, “live a life worthy of the calling you have received.” (Ephesians 4:1) We are committed to multiplying the godly characteristics of leaders’ lives into others.

WORK FOR CHRIST

The disciples of Jesus Christ should minister to one another in a local church. This is the work of all disciples, not just that of the pastors. There are many different ways to serve and minister to others and everyone is called to serve in the capacity they have been gifted with (Luke 19:11-27, 1 Corinthians 12)

THE 3 W’S OF DISCIPLESHIP


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