Harvest Bible Fellowship

Harvest Bible Fellowship is an independent, nonprofit organization with a passion for Jesus Christ and a mission to build His church. Harvest Bible Fellowship believes in planting local churches where God is visibly at work. We strive to train leaders who will grow congregations where God is changing lives and people are becoming more like him. 

We believe that local churches exist to glorify God through fulfilling the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20).  These principles guide us as we seek to build the church:

  • Healthy things multiply (2 Timothy 2:2)
  • A generous spirit leads to multiplied opportunity (Ecclesiastes 11:1)
  • Building strong leaders requires enduring commitments (Proverbs 27:17)
  • Smaller churches can have significant, eternal impact (Zechariah 4:8-10)

All Harvest churches are united by a common doctrine and philosophy of ministry. With respect to the former, we are conservative and evangelical. With respect to the latter, we are contemporary and innovative. Thus, we stand between two worlds, bringing the modern person into contact with the ancient faith that was ‘once for all delivered to the saints’ (Jude 3).

It is essential that prospective residents manifest a passionate, enthusiastic commitment to those same beliefs. We do not want them simply giving passive assent to a doctrinal statement; they should be able to articulate it with full conviction.

Specific convictions about doctrine, government, practice and association are central to the life and culture of each church participating in Harvest Bible Fellowship.

The Fellowship’s Principles of Doctrine, Government and Practice for Governing and Partner Churches describe our core convictions about the nature of God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, the Scriptures and other key points of theology and doctrine. These principles are binding on each church that carries the name Harvest Bible Chapel. The Principles’ Issues for Clarification section describes the convictions held by Harvest Bible Chapels on issues debated in today’s culture, including Counseling Philosophy, Salvation and Security, Spiritual Warfare, Sufficiency of Scripture, Women in Ministry and Worship.

The Fellowship‘s Principles of Doctrine, Government and Practice for Affiliate Churches includes the core doctrines of the Christian faith that are crucial to participation as an Affiliate church. Affiliate churches do not carry the Harvest Bible Chapel name. Affiliate churches can receive consulting services from the Fellowship as well as discounts on printed materials and on Harvest conferences.

The Fellowship’s Principles of Association describe the passion, mission and vision for Harvest Bible Fellowship as well as the distinctives and responsibilities of Governing, Partner and Affiliate churches.