What denomination are you?Currently, we are not incorporated with any denomination. We do hold to the truth of the Pentecostal experience, and the gifts of the Holy Spirit. We DILIGENTLY strive to follow a Biblical model for the church and doctrine rather than the "traditions of men".
What do I need to dress like? When we say "come as you are", we mean it! We want you to be totally comfortable when you're at Harvest Church. Please don't ever miss an opportunity to meet with us because you don't feel like you know how to dress! From time to time, you'll probably catch our pastor at church in his welding clothes, or dirty pants from working cows! It isn't in our outward appearance that Christ is pleased - but in our inward man. Our focus is on growing in the grace and knowledge of Jesus!
Do you have children's classes? Yes! We hold all of our classes, with the exception of nursery class, in the building on the Southeast side of the church. This has allowed us to have more space, and offer more classes! Our Sunday morning children's church consists of hands on learning, Bible memorization, prayer, praise and worship. We have classes for kids of all ages, with a 7-8th grade Youth Group meeting during Sunday School and Wednesday evening service.
What is a typical service like? As a Pentecostal church, we believe in allowing the Holy Spirit of God to have His way in our service. This means, that church activities are done "decently and in order" (1 Cor. 14) yet allowing for His presence to move. Prayer, praise and worship are vitally important parts of our services. Typically, Sunday mornings consist of Sunday School, breakfast fellowship, musical worship, prayer, communion, and a sermon from our pastor. However, we yearn to be open and obedient to what the Lord is doing each time we meet. If this means that we spend our time focused on prayer, or simply worshiping in songs, we want to be obedient.
Do you have breakfast every week? Yes! We have a wonderful family who volunteers to cook a FREE hot breakfastevery Sunday for anyone who comes. Usually, we have biscuits and gravy or pancakes. There is also a selection of pastries, donuts, and fruit! We also provide coffee, juice and milk. This is a great opportunity to relax and get to know each other before service starts.
What do you do on Wednesday night? Our Wednesday night group began meeting in 2007 in the home of Pastor Bub. While we now meet at the church building, this continues to be a time of concentrated prayer and study in a laid back atmosphere. Typically, we take time to sing some choruses and share individual needs and praise reports. Then, we have a discussion-style Bible study. Wednesday nights are meant to be a time to relax as "family", share together, learn together, and grow together. This is a super casual environment - feel free to bring food or drinks. We also have nursery, Children's Class, and Youth Group meeting on Wed. night.
What other ministries do you have available?
We also do monthly mission projects in our community. Anything from sending care packages to local military men serving over-seas, to work days at the school, to giving away Christmas presents, and food baskets. We also spend a considerable amount of time volunteering at the Avilla Saddle Club Arena.
Women's Prayer and Bible Study began in January 2010. We currently have 2 ladies groups, one meeting Thursday mornings at 10, and the other meets Thursday evenings at 7pm. The women meet to pray with each other and study the Bible . They also go to a nursing home once per month and minister by sharing and singing!
The men at Harvest began a Men's Prayer in September 2010. They meet on the first Sunday of every month at 6:30pm.