Here at Harvest, our greatest desire is that we may know Christ and be transformed into His image day by day through the work of the Holy Spirit.
What We Believe
Theology - We believe in the fundamental doctrines of the evangelical protestant church. God has revealed himself through creation, through the writings of the Old Testament patriarchs and prophets, and in the New Testament through his one and only Son, Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ - Christ was, is, and always will be fully God. He put on human flesh and was born of a virgin. He lived a sinless life among his own creation. He willingly gave his life on the cross to atone for our sins. After his death he was buried and was resurrected on the third day. After showing himself alive to his disciples for 40 days, he ascended to heaven where he sits at the right hand of God the Father. Jesus will return to the earth at the end of the age where he will rule and reign for 1000 years. After the judgment of the wicked, he will create a new heaven and new earth where we will forever dwell with him.
The Bible - The entire Bible - Genesis through Revelation - is the inspired, inerrant, infallible, revealed word of God. It is the complete revelation of the person and work of God, and contains all that we need for doctrine and practice.
Trinity - God's essential nature is infinite, eternal, unchanging and unchangeable. He exists and reveals himself in three co-equal and co-eternal persons in perfect unity: God the Father, God the Son (Jesus Christ) and God the Holy Spirit.
Gifts of the Holy Spirit - These special endowments from God to the church are given for the common good to help us serve one another and to build up the church. God gives these gifts as he desires, and they are to be exercised as the Scripture sets forth.
Salvation and Nature of Man - God created mankind in his own image, and man originally lived in a state of innocence and fellowship with God. Our original parents, Adam and Eve, were deceived and rebelled against God, and from Adam on, every human being has been born in a fallen state. The results of man's sin are physical death and eternal separation from God. Jesus Christ freely gave himself as a sacrifice, and his death paid the price for our sin. By faith in his atoning sacrifice, we regain our lost fellowship with God and receive eternal life. This is the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Baptism - Baptism is an outward sign of the heart-work of God through which we identify ourselves with the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Bible teaches that baptism is important for Christians, but is not a requirement of salvation.
Baptism of the Holy Spirit - At the time of salvation, we are indwelt by the Holy Spirit. The Scripture teaches that believers can and should be filled with the Holy Spirit. This "baptism in" or "Filling of" the Holy Spirit endues the believer with power to be an effective witness for Christ in word and lifestyle. Christ promised this baptism to his disciples, and it should be sought as a normal experience of the Christian life.