Harvest Christian Church

What we're about

Our vision

Taking Ground for Christ and His Kingdom.

Our mission

Drawing the lost to Christ, the found to victory, being a resource to others.

Our motto

Love extravagantly, live victoriously, touch the world.

Our mission and motto sum up for us in our own language the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20) and the Great Commandment (Matthew 22:37-39), which Jesus has given us.

Our values

Our statement of faith

Bible

We believe in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments in their original writing as fully inspired of God and accept them as the supreme and final authority for faith, life and the governance of this Church. 

God

We believe in one God, eternally existing in three Persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We believe that in terms of the first commandment (Exodus 20:1-6) God alone is to be worshipped to the exclusion of all other gods or idols (1 Tim 2:5).

Jesus Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten of the Father, conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary and is true God and true man. 

Man, Sin and Death

We believe that God created  male and female as two distinct, immutable and specific biological genders that together reflect the image and nature of God (Gen 1:26-28). We believe that God created man (male and female) in His own image; that man sinned and thereby incurred the penalty of sin which is death, physical and spiritual; that all human beings inherit a sinful nature which issues (in the cases of those who reach moral responsibility) in actual transgression involving personal guilt.

Forgiveness

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins a substitutionary sacrifice according to the Scriptures and that all who believe in Him are justified on the grounds of His shed blood. 

New Life

We believe in the bodily resurrection of the Lord Jesus, His ascension into Heaven, and His present life as our High Priest and Advocate.

Victorious Return

We believe in the personal bodily return of the Lord Jesus Christ. 

Salvation

We believe that all who repent of their sin and receive the Lord Jesus Christ by faith are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God.

Holy Spirit

We believe in the baptism in the Holy Spirit, empowering and equipping believers for service, with the accompanying supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit; and in fellowship with the Holy Spirit.

Ministry

We believe in the divinely ordained ministries of Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor and Teacher. 

Forever

We believe in the resurrection of both the just and the unjust, the eternal blessedness of the redeemed and the eternal banishment of those who have rejected the offer of salvation.

Marriage

We believe in and subscribe to the Biblical principle of heterosexual relationships between one natural man and one natural woman and that this is the only marriage relationship that constitutes holy matrimony. Any sexual relationship outside this definition of marriage is sin.

Elders

We believe that elders carry the responsibility for oversight and care of the members. Where necessary pastors must carry out biblical discipline for the protection of the local Church.

Church

We believe that the one true Church is the whole company of those who have been redeemed by Jesus Christ and regenerated by the Holy Spirit, that the local Church on earth should take its character from this conception of the Church and therefore that the new birth and personal confession of Christ are essentials of Church membership. 

Baptism and Communion

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ appointed two ordinances – Baptism in water and the Lord’s Supper – to be observed as acts of obedience and as perpetual witnesses to the cardinal facts of the Christian faith; that Baptism is the immersion of the believer in water as a confession of identification with Christ in burial and resurrection and that the Lord’s Supper is the partaking of the emblems symbolic of the Saviour’s broken body and shed blood, in remembrance of His sacrificial death, ‘till He comes.

Healing

We believe that divine healing was provided for in the Old Testament and is an integral part of the Gospel. 

Holiness

We believe the Bible teaches that without holiness no man can see the Lord.

Christ-likeness

We believe in the doctrine of sanctification as definite, yet progressive work of grace, commencing at the time of the new birth and continuing until the consummation of salvation.

Revelation

The Church is open to any further truth, which the Holy Spirit may illuminate from the Scriptures.