WHAT WE BELIEVE

HARVESTIME'S VISION

To be a point-man (frontline) church, fully engaged in the battle for souls. This means we are bold in prayer, in worship, and in our declaration of God’s word to this generation. Our goal is to develop believers who are passionate about reaching the lost, have an offensive mindset, and are ready to go and impact this world for Jesus Christ.


HARVESTIME'S MISSION

To be a Spirit-filled family church, training up mission-minded people with a burden to share Christ here in our community and to the ends of the earth. To this end, we are dedicated to building strong believers, marriages, and families to serve our generation by the will of God. (Acts 13:36)


STATEMENT OF FAITH

1. We believe the scriptures (the canonical books of the Old and New Testaments) to be: the infallible Word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit; the only perfect order of our faith and manner of living to which nothing can be added nor taken away; the power of God unto salvation to believers. (2 Tim. 3:16-17; Rev. 22:18-19; Rom. 1:16)


2. We believe there is only one living and true God, Creator of heaven and earth, and in the one God are three distinct persons: The Father, Son and the Holy Spirit. (Deut. 6:4; Col. 1:16; Matt. 11:25; Rom. 10:9; 2 Cor. 3:1; John 10:30; Matt. 28:19)


3. We believe God created man in His own image; that all men have sinned and may be reconciled to God only through repentance and faith in the atoning death of Jesus Christ. (Gen. 1:26; Rom. 3:24-25; Acts 4:12)


4. We believe Jesus Christ to be true God and true man and through His death and His blood shed at Calvary, the only Savior. We believe in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of God the Father, and in His future personal return in power and glory. (John 1:1; Matt. 16:6; Phil. 2:6-7; I John 1:7; Eph. 1:7; Eph 2:31; Acts 1:10-11; Matt. 26:64; Matt. 22:44; Heb. 9:28; I Thes. 4:16; Matt. 24:30; John 14:3)


5. We believe the present ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, to convict men of sin, to indwell, guide, build faith, instruct, and empower the believer of Godly living and service. This includes His distribution and operation of gifts according to His will, for the building up of the body of Christ. (Acts 2:4,11; John 5:6,7; John 16:8; John 14:17; I John 4:13; John 16:13; Jude 1:20; John 14:26; I Cor. 2:12,13; John 1:12; Acts 1:8; I Cor. 12:14; Eph. 4:12-16)


6. We believe in the baptism in the Holy Spirit as an experience received subsequent to salvation. We also believe the manifestation of the gifts granted by the Holy Spirit to be for the common good of the Body of Christ, His Church. (Acts 8:14-17; Acts 2:38; Matt. 3:11; Mark 1:8; Luke 3:16; I Cor. 12:1-26)



COMMUNION

We believe in the sacramental value of the Lord's Supper, that through grace the life of Christ is imparted with the elements of bread and wine. All true believers are welcome to partake after duly examining themselves to insure they are partaking of the elements in a worthy manner. (Matt, 26:26-28; Luke 22:19; I Cor. 10:16-17; 20-30; Luke 22:17-20)


WATER BAPTISM

Water baptism is a visual demonstration of a person's union with Christ in the likeness of His burial, death, and resurrection. When a person goes under the water, it signifies that his/her former way of life (the old man) has been put to death, and coming out of the water, he now lives in the victory of the resurrected Christ. (Matt. 28:19, Romans 6:4, Matt. 3:13-17)


MARRIAGE AND GENDER

We believe that marriage is a creation of God, not men. He established it, the union of one man and one woman, to be a life-long covenant and to serve as the foundation of healthy families and societies. Sexual involvement with any person outside of the context of marriage is prohibited by God in scripture. (Genesis 2:21-24; Exodus 20:14; Leviticus 18:22; Proverbs 5:18-19; Romans 1:18-27; Hebrews 13:4)

 

We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female, and that these two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God.


RIGHT TO LIFE

We are committed to protecting and enhancing the quality of life of all persons from conception to natural death. (Exodus 20:13; Psalm 139:13-16; Proverbs 31:8; Luke 1:41-44.)   


HARVESTIME OUTREACH CHURCH IS A MEMBER OF HARVEST NETWORK INTERNATIONAL. 

Harvest Network International (click here to read more) is called to build an international network of leaders, congregations and ministries. The Network is dedicated to facilitating growing congregations that equip God's people to creatively reach and disciple the lost in their communities, to reproduce themselves by church planting and to partner with missionaries, missions organizations, ministries and national church leaders to complete the worldwide harvest.