2016 Annual Report
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2016 Annual Report

This past Sunday, Pastor Mike discussed Harvest: our history, our present, and our future. It was a great message that touched on the roots of our church, our values and what is important here at Harvest [Listen Here]. He briefly introduced the staff (meet them here), talked about the missionaries we support (read more about...

While We Are Talking About Community
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While We Are Talking About Community

Recently, on a Saturday, I joined three ladies from our congregation during a morning of service at Adorned in Grace. We only had room for a small group in their back storage area. When we arrived, Dottie from Adorned in Grace, walked us around their showroom and explained what their mission is. Adorned in Grace is...

5 Pillars of Community
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5 Pillars of Community

It often feels like creating an authentic community is a little bit like going to the gym: we see the need, we see the benefit, and it really isn’t difficult to get there and workout. However, when we consider the amount of time and dedication required to see those results and benefits come to fruition,...

What we do MATTERS
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What we do MATTERS

By Rachel Johnson, Preteen Pastor There is a famous parable, told by Jesus in Matthew 25, which we know simply as The Sheep and The Goats. In this particular parable, Jesus transports us into the future when he comes again “in all his glory” to sit on his throne. In this scene, all the nations...

The Start of Something Big
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The Start of Something Big

Greetings! My name is Kyle Fox, and I have recently come on board at Harvest as the Pastor of Small Groups. If you don’t know who I am, let me give you some info about myself. I grew up in Phoenix, Arizona, and moved to Joplin Missouri at 18 to begin school at Ozark Christian...

From Ordinary Hands | Women’s Retreat Fall 2016
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From Ordinary Hands | Women’s Retreat Fall 2016

75 eggs….$20.00 15 pounds of chicken….$45.00 16 pounds of BACON….$125.00 More chocolate and coffee consumed then we probably want to admit! 31 amazing women Worshiping and Praising the LORD together for 48 hours….PRICELESS! What a blast we had enjoying each other’s company.  Getting to know each other on a totally different level.  There was lots...

Family Camp 2016
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Family Camp 2016

We had another great year down at Wi-ne-ma for Family Camp! Each year over Labor Day Weekend families gather together for one last outing before the school year begins. Family Camp functions as a “conference” style weekend with short morning and evening sessions for all age groups, paired with plenty of free time and planned...

A Summer Recap – Refuge Youth Ministry
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A Summer Recap – Refuge Youth Ministry

Summer!   There’s a reason students love summer so much. This summer was jam packed full of incredible moments and the building of relationships. We laughed, we played, we felt the Holy Spirit move. Whether it was just one of our weekly events, or one of our annual camps, God moved this summer in incredible...