These core values are the culture of The Harvest and what you can expect to experience if you visit us. Culture is the personality of the church…this is how we do things here.
We are people of action – When many sit around waiting on a sign from God to feed the poor, house the homeless, etc…we believe the Word of God is specific enough and commands us to act. We pray his will and then we go out and do it.
We are innovative – We will try any good idea at least once. We are not afraid to try new things and we are not afraid to “can” an idea if it doesn’t work. We give people the freedom to fail.
We are multi-generational – We honor the wisdom and experience of the older generation and embrace the passion and ideas of the younger generation. We place great value on all ages and leave no room for empty patronization.
We are multicultural -We appreciate and value the cultural and ethnic diversity of our congregation and the city around us.
We are hopeful – We believe that hope is always realistic in the Kingdom. We actually believe that people can be free from 20 year life shattering drug addiction and never go back. We are not a fearfully pessimistic people, but we always see the glass as half full and are upbeat and enthusiastic.
We are playful – We are ever determined yet always playful. We have a sense of humor and never take ourselves to seriously. There is a certain freedom that comes from being childlike and playful and that liberty keeps us from becoming jaded and overwhelmed.
We are worshippers – Worship is not a warm-up for the message. We worship with intensity, passion, and great emotion. Worship is not our duty or service, it is an opportunity to spend time in the presence of our King.
We are hospitable – We welcome everyone through the doors of our church, regardless, of sin, past mistakes, or reputation. We see the best in people and are a relational people that seek meaningful new friendships every chance we get.
We are inclusive – We clear the bench and hate pecking orders. We empower people to be an effective part of the Body of Christ and remove unnecessary qualifiers. We are a movement of mobilization and are not looking for perfect people but are actively searching for people of passion and willingness. –
We are positive – We promote what God is doing and what God has promised to do. We never focus on what the enemy is plotting against us. We don’t thrive in morbid or tribulation focused environments. We concentrate our efforts on the here and now and never on gloom and doom.