At the heart of our Congregational Care ministry is a desire to shepherd God's people in a loving, Christ-centered way. We minister to one another and to those who are hurting and in need. In Paul's letter to the Romans we are encouraged to "rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.” (Romans 12:15)
Prayer is happening at Harvest all the time — from the lobby to the kitchen, from the classrooms to the Worship Center and the office, you will see people stopping to pray for one another. “The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” James 5:16 | “Never stop praying.” 1 Thessalonians 5:17
At 8am and 10am before each Sunday morning worship service, our prayer team and members of our congregation meet in the Prayer Room off the main lobby to pray for the service and that all who come will hear the Truth and respond. Anyone is invited to come pray!
HERE ARE SOME SPECIFIC WAYS TO RECEIVE PRAYER AT HARVEST:
At the Altar: If you have a specific need, you are encouraged to come to the altar at the end of a service, where prayer team members or a pastor can pray with you, or you can kneel and pray alone.
On your Communication Card: Write out your prayer need on the bottom of a communication card (in the seat pockets). You have the option of marking your request "For Pastors Only" which is sent only to the pastors for prayer and possible followup or "For Churchwide Prayer" which is sent to prayer teams and emailed to the Harvest Church Yahoo group. If you are a regular attender or a church member interested in joining our group, please read the guidelines we've established for this prayer forum by clicking HERE. To join, send a blank email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions or additional information, please email the prayer forum moderator at email@example.com.
In Your Seat: Look for someone near you wearing a permanent name tag and ask, "Would you find someone who could pray with me?" They will be glad to go get someone who would love to pray for you right where you are, so don’t hesitate to ask.
By Appointment: For more involved needs, call 334.702.6555 during our office hours (Monday-Thursday, 9am-3pm) and ask to speak with a pastor. If you call after hours, leave a message with your request and your phone number. We will set up an appointment with you to meet with a pastor for prayer.
Our pastors are committed to providing you with confidential counseling on a short-term basis. Trained lay counselors and mentors are also available and may be recommended for long-term support needs. Contact us to make an appointment for counseling related to pre-marital, marriage, family, personal, financial, or grief.
PASTOR ON-CALL: If you have an emergency and need to contact a pastor on the weekend or after hours, please call 334-648-0270. The on-call pastor will return your call as soon as possible.
STEPHEN MINISTERS are members of our church who have been trained to provide emotional and spiritual care to people who are hurting.
CELEBRATE RECOVERY is a Biblically-based, Christ-centered 12-Step Recovery Program that meets every Friday night at 7pm. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
SEEDS OF HOPE is a grief group that meets Thursdays at 7pm in the Fellowship Hall (Building C). Are you dealing with the loss of a loved one? Going through a divorce? Lost your job? If you are experiencing grief and looking for support and encouragement, you're invited to join us!
AMAZING GRACE HOME MINISTRY is our shut-in visitation ministry at Harvest. This team ministers to the elderly in our church family and those who are unable to physically attend church in person. Team members are partnered with a shut-in to visit with and encourage on a weekly or monthly basis.