What We Believe

We believe in one God, Creator of all things, eternally existing in three persons; Father, Son (Jesus Christ), and Holy Spirit.  We believe that Jesus Christ, the Messiah and only begotten Son of God, was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, sinless in nature, was crucified, buried, rose from the dead bodily, and is now seated at the right hand of the Father.

We believe the Bible to be the inspired Word of God, without error in its original manuscripts, and the supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.

We believe in the bodily resurrection of the dead and the eternal judgment of all mankind according to the Scriptures.  Those who have received Jesus Chris as Lord and Savior will arise unto the resurrection of life and those who have rejected Him unto the resurrection of damnation. 

We believe that man was created in the image of God; that he sinned and thereby incurred physical and spiritual death, which is separation from God; and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature, and in the case of those who reach moral responsibility, manifest themselves as sinners in thought, word, and deed.

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice, and that all who believe in Him are personally saved and justified on the basis of His precious blood shed on our behalf.  We believe that each individual person, upon repentance and profession of faith, should declare their obedience to Christ though water baptism. 

We believe in all the gifts and ministries of the Holy Spirit that are outlined in the New Testament and that they are beneficial in the unifying and edifying of the Church.  We believe in the church, the Body of Christ, the representation of Christ on earth, which is composed of all who put their faith in Him as Lord and Savior.  We believe in the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, the personal and soon return of our Lord and Savior.  Amen (So be it)!


Core Values:

 Father Heart of God

              God is good, and His goodness is naturally discernible       

              He is for us

              We are sons and daughters and have full uninhibited access to Father God

Family

              Investing in relationship

              Taking ownership of the church and the needs

              We are in this together

                                None are independent

                                We need each other

              Community

                                We do life together

              Stick by one another

 

Honor

              People are valuable

              People are powerful & responsible for themselves & their messes

              Restoration & healing is the goal for the fallen

              Celebrating the Jesus in someone even when they aren’t perfect

 

Transparency

              Humility

                     Understanding how others experience you.

              Not wearing a façade, but being real

              Being willing to ask for help

              Being open with senior leadership about issues

              Keeping short accounts with each other

              Intentional communication

              Being unoffendable

              Walking in grace

              Teachability

                           You can be influenced.  Can’t grow without it.

                            Welcome feedback & willing to use it.

 Presence

Desire and intentionality to cultivate an atmosphere of presence at Harvest and in our homes.

The Holy Spirit isn’t the step child of the trinity.  He is Lord.

Making decisions from His presence and not necessarily just by use of our brains

Maintaining an atmosphere centered on God

Finding the river and being willing to jettison good plans to be led by Holy Spirit

 Excellence

            Doing everything as for the Lord

            Shooting for the best.  Not settling for mediocre.

            Serving well for the whole ministry and not just our area of responsibility

            Attention to details

            Actively seeking better administration

            Representing Harvest and the kingdom well in every sphere. 

            Always striving to improve and to learn

            Pursuing continual self-improvement

 Revival Lifestyle

            Healing is for today and all believers can do it

            The gifts of the Holy Spirit are for today and the offices have not ceased

            Cultivating continual sensitivity to God

            Obedience at all cost

            Cultivating God centered families and presence centered homes

            Pressing in for the more of God

            Creating a culture that naturally engages outside these 4 walls

            Applying what we learn/practice on Sundays

            Prophetic  culture

 Worship

            He is worthy

            Living a lifestyle of worship

            Respectful, but uninhibited atmosphere

            Cultivating passion for God

            Creating an atmosphere of connection

 Kingdom

            Partnering with other churches

            Bringing Heaven to Earth

            Apostolic view of ministry

            Bringing God’s kingdom influence to every sphere of society

 All Sufficiency of the Cross

            Jesus paid for everything

            The second Adam restored all that was lost, barring physical death

            The cross brings us victory in every area