Consistency. Continuity. Community. Three important prongs of New Testament discipleship. Harvest Groups are one way that we engage all three. Our Harvest Groups gather weekly, advance the themes developed in Sunday’s message and the daily blogs, and connect believers with other believers.
These groups help us to realize our desire to live as genuine followers of Jesus in a difficult time.
The Christian life was never meant to be lived alone. This is an important message that rings out from the pages of the New Testament. The Apostle Paul described believers – “though many” – as “one body in Christ, and individually members one of another” (Romans 12:5). In another place he reasons that one part of the body cannot say to another, ‘I have no need of you.’ To do so would be to miss the very point of what it means to be a part of the Body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:14-15, 21). The truth is, we need one another. I need you, you need me, and together we draw strength from our Lord Jesus Christ.
At Harvest Groups we share our journey through the Christian life together. They’re a place for us to pray for one another’s needs, to strengthen our resolve to continue in the work of the Kingdom, and to forge new friendships. Scripture enjoins us to “exhort one another every day” (Hebrews 3:13). Well, encouragement really happens at Harvest Groups!
It’s here that we “rejoice with those who rejoice” and “weep with those who weep” (Romans 12:15). Ephesians 5:15 warns us to be careful how we walk, “not as unwise, but as wise.” At Harvest Groups we consider what it truly means to live and grow as followers of Jesus in the 21st century. It’s here that we wrestle with how to live out our faith in a culture that’s growing more and more secular.
Harvest Groups meet regularly at various times and locations throughout the area. They’re led by mature, caring brothers and sisters who would love to welcome you. Check out our events calendar for a Harvest Group near you and come grow with us!
Feel free to contact the Church for more information.