Our desire is to lay a strong biblical and Christ-centred foundation in the lives of our children. We want to see each child climbing to greater heights in their relationship with Christ, becoming life-long followers of Jesus Christ. Through our Harvest Kids ministry, children have the opportunity to make friends, have fun and most importantly learn about Jesus Christ! We offer the following children’s programs:
At Harvest Youth we’re committed to making life-long disciples of Jesus Christ. It’s what the Lord himself commanded at the Great Commission so it’s what we want our youth group to be all about. Our desire is to see young people love Christ with everything that’s in them and that’s why it’s so important that a good foundation be laid now. We want to help make that happen in your life so that you will bear much fruit to the glory of God.
We’re a diverse group of young people who are passionate about bringing glory to Jesus Christ in everything we do. HYA is here to help young adults between 18-25 to encourage you and get you started in the faith as an adult. We meet at least three times a month between September and April. The frequency, location and time tends to be more flexible between May and August. Please check the church calendar to confirm when and where we are meeting. There is a time of worship, Bible study, discussion, prayer, and accountability. We also have fun social nights, worship events and service projects throughout the year and we’d love to have you join us. Get connected by joining our Facebook group to find out more information and to connect with others in the group.
Biblical Soul Care
As the church gathers together to do what Scripture directs, it doesn’t take long to realize that we are imperfect people doing life together. Most of our issues are handled as we grow together by helping each other apply God’s Word to our lives. We share a basic commitment to directive counsel by encouraging each other to live out God’s truth. Within the church there are those with training and maturity to give corrective counsel to those who are hurting. Finally, the church needs highly trained individuals that can give intensive care to complex problems.
Our desire is to develop increasing levels of authenticity, transparency and vulnerability among ourselves. This will happen across all our relationships but the usual context for this is our small groups. Small groups are how we deliver care to the body. It is where the holes in the net are smallest and we can catch and meet most needs by the body encouraging and helping one another practically as well as spiritually.
To help with this we are training a core group in Biblical Soul Care who can come alongside to help reach the heart issues at the core of most ongoing problems. This training will help us do better in directive counsel, further realize the corrective component of counsel and lead some of our members to further training so we will be able to better help with intensive situations.
The mandate of the church and each believer is to make disciples (Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 1:8). Primarily that works out as we each share the good news of Jesus Christ with boldness. In order to have some “reach” that extends beyond Barrie and Simcoe County in the fulfillment of this mandate, Harvest forms partnerships with individuals and ministries that are getting the job done.
Here are the principles we follow in determining which partnerships we form:
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