We hope to one day plant Harvest Bible Chapel South Raleigh and plant other Harvests in North Carolina and the Southeast. The ways we are serving do not terminate in the present but are equipping us for how God will have us multiply in the future.
We engaged one of the world’s 3800 remaining unreached people groups in West Africa and are sending 4-5 teams per year to evangelize the villages and equip and encourage the small church there as they too hope to plant churches. We are also sharing the good news of Jesus in Raleigh through sharing our faith, multiplying ministry and serving a local school and a local ministry.
Harvest Kids is training the next generation not only to know the Bible but to believe Jesus and to follow Him and tell others about the Good News He delivers. Harvest Students is developing teens to follow and share Christ for the rest of their lives.
Small groups apprentice future small group leaders, serving teams raise up new serving team leaders, men and women meet regularly for mutual encouragement, several future pastors meet with Pastor Mike and everyone at Harvest is being equipping to love God and love all others in our world.
I live and labor that Jesus would be known, worshiped, and served in Raleigh and the world.
We love Harvest and all that God is doing. It's a joy planting and building a church here in Raleigh.
It is because of His love often shown through the church I am passionate about a unified body of believers who love the Lord and love each other.
I am excited to be a part of all that God is doing at Harvest and I would love to help you get connected.
I'm thankful that God led our family to Harvest and look forward to serving you and your children!
On October 28th of 2008, 18 people gathered in a living room to begin the core group that would become Harvest Bible Chapel North Raleigh. We were the 40th church plant from Harvest Bible Fellowship at the time. We then moved to the media center of a local retirement community until we launched at Fox Road Elementary School on September 9th, 2009. Planting a church is not easy, but neither is it boring. We have observed the Lord provide answers to prayer and needs within hours. Observing this from front row seats has accelerated our faith toward great joy in our alive and enthroned Lord.
We learned early about the importance of small groups. The question was asked early, “Really? Two hours each week including Bible Study and accountability with other men or other women? That seems intrusive.” The result if personal change and fruitfulness has abounded in our lives.
We morphed from a church with small groups to a church of small groups. Our small groups are key to the growing of disciples and serving Christ in and out of our church. We learned a lot about serving Christ. There is a lot of work to do in a new church and frankly, it’s not en vogue at many churches for the entire church to serve a lot. “I don’t feel called to do this” became “I am called to love Christ’s bride, the church, and help her flourish.”
With a flourishing group dedicated to glorifying God, we embraced further our mission to glorify God through the Great Commission. In our third year, we engaged an unreached people group in West Africa. “4-5 teams of 4 per year? How can we afford this and train and send these teams? Who would be bold enough to go?” By God’s grace, He keeps providing and leading that people group to Himself.
Our fourth, fifth and sixth years were foundational to growing disciples of Jesus. We learned about living life with great joy, believing Jesus, and being present with Him. Not joy in being good church attenders nor joy in worldly things which will wither, but joy in Jesus. He is risen. He is alive. He has forwarded His life to us so we are living within this fullness of joy.
Then, through the Gospel of John, we discovered more about belief. Do you believe everything Jesus says? Do you believe enough to do everything Jesus says to do? These questions, answered with belief, sprang boldness and prayer, two of our ministry pillars. We also learned about being “at the table” with Jesus on a daily basis.
In this time we had moved from our 10 AM services at Fox Road Elementary to 5 PM Services at North Raleigh Chapel. The hope was to move back to Sunday morning services soon but North Raleigh Chapel was a great home to us.
In our seventh year, our elders were led to launch a series called Full of Faith. How could we encourage our whole church to live life full of faith? Well God had an amazing lesson for us in this. We launched our Full of Faith series with Hebrews 11:1-3 which starts with “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” We did not know this but God was doing an amazing work.
After a year of searching for a building, God put a new building on the market as we relaunched our building search for year two. Instead of just a great rental location, He pointed us to a building to purchase. We launched a 6 month capital campaign that would stretch all of our faith. This campaign was called All In. We were “All of us all in for all that Jesus has for us to do.” God taught about patience, endurance, and joy but most of all faith through our journey of purchasing a building. Our capital campaign was for an amount that took tremendous faith and God provided beyond what we had hoped for. In December of 2016, we closed on our new building at 2817 Spring Forest Road and we started worshiping there in April 2017. It was also at this time we shifted out name to Harvest Raleigh which is the name we carry as a church today.
We want you to glorify God through your growth in Jesus with us. We want you to love God and love others with us. We want you to be transformed by God with us. We want you to join us on the front row of what God is doing at Harvest Raleigh.