News, Notes, and Announcements from Harvest Raleigh.

Feb 2019
The GCC Senior Pastor and Wife Retreat

Here’s a snap shot of hundreds of GCC Pastors and Wives belting our praise and prayer to Jesus during this week’s annual Senior Pastor and Wife Retreat. The Great Commission Collective is our church network. Paul wrote to Timothy, “I long to see you, that I may be filled with joy” (2 Timothy 1:4). Vanessa and I were filled with joy this week......

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Fire Pit
February 04, 2019

Fire Pit

Several weekends ago, we enjoyed some time around my neighbor’s epic fire pit. When it comes to fire pits, humans all over the planet do the exact same thing … drop what they were doing,...

Captain Planet
January 30, 2019

Captain Planet

When I was a kid, I used to love watching Captain Planet. “Earth! Fire! Wind! Water! Heart! … By your powers combined, I am Captain Planet!” As five kid heroes combined their environment-saving powers, Captain...

January 11, 2019

Worship Leader Transition

Sunday, January 6th, I had the joy of sharing with the congregation God’s unfolded story of bringing on a new worship leader to Harvest Raleigh as well as the next seat on the bus for...

Meeting with God in 2019
December 27, 2018

Meeting with God in 2019

This week, when you have a somewhat quiet moment, invest some time planning how you will meet with God in 2019. Below is some help.  We can meet with God? YES! The God of the...

December 26, 2018

Look for Mercies

Over and over in God’s Word, we read of the faithfulness of God. Perhaps you aren’t feeling that right now. If you’re relating, I want to encourage you to look for mercies.  I’ve learned that...

Legendary Men's Retreat
December 06, 2018

Legendary Men’s Retreat

This past weekend we had our men’s retreat at The Refuge in Ayden, NC.  We ate brats with sautéed peppers, onions and garlic, country ham biscuits and a low country boil. We were on teams...

November 15, 2018


Sunday, I preached from an amazing passage about our identity in Christ – Ephesians 1:3-14. The passage is about God’s marvelous grace to us, our identity in Christ and it is replete with reasons to...