We hope that while on our website, you can look around and learn more about the ministries of Harvest. The mission of Harvest is to lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and we will accomplish our Mission by creating environments where people are encouraged and equipped to pursue intimacy with God, community with insiders and influence with outsiders.
Please feel free to contact us by phone or email with any questions you have.
Rascals Teen Center
125 Cumberland St
Kingsport, TN 37660
Our mailing address is:
Harvest Community Church
P.O. Box 6665
Kingsport, TN 37663
Bud Beverly 423.341-2027
Linda Salyer 423-863-8322
email:harvest [ a t ] gmail .com
Our Mission: To lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ
Our Strategy: We will fulfill our purpose by creating environments where people are encouraged and equipped to pursue intimacy with God, community with insiders, and influence with outsiders.
Our Core Values
Biblical Authority. We believe God has spoken to us through the scriptures. Therefore, the Bible is our ultimate authority.
Intimacy with God. We believe God desires an intimate relationship with every believer. Through prayer, meditation, worship, and Bible study, we can pursue and achieve intimacy with the Father.
Relevant Environments. We believe our role is to create envrionements that are conducive to the work of the Holy Spirit in the hearts of the people. A relevant environment combined with competent leadership will allow us to connect with our audience.
Relational Evangelism. We believe that all believers have the responsibility of carrying out the great commission in their sphere of influence.
Authentic Community. We believe accountability, care, and an sense of belonging are critical to balance and progress in our spiritual journey. These three things are best chieved with in the context of a small group of like-minded, relationally connected believers.
Strategic Service. As gifted members of the body of Christ, each believer is responsible for exercising his or her gifts in tandem with other member of the body. It is not enough to exercise spiritual gifts. Maximum impact is contingent upon a coordinated, strategic exercise of the gifts ofthe body.
Intentional Apprenticing. We believe that every believer is responsible for passing along to others the knowledge, skills, and opportunities for service that God, through others entrusted to them.
We believe the only true basis of Christian fellowship is Christ’s love, which is greater than any differences we possess and without which we have no right to claim ourselves.
We believe in all the basic doctrines of historical Christianity.
We believe that the Bible, Old and New Testaments, are the inspired, infallible Word of God.
We believe that God is eternally existent in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe that God is the personal transcendent and sovereign Creator of all things.
We believe Jesus Christ is fully God and fully human, that He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, provided for the atonement of our sins by His substitution death on the cross, was bodily raised from the dead, ascended back to the right hand of the Father, and ever lives to make intercession for us.
We believe in the resurrection of both saved and the lost: they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and that that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
We believe that after Jesus ascended to Heaven, He poured out His Holy Spirit on the believers in Jerusalem, enabling them to fulfill His command to preach the Gospel to teh entire world, an obligation shared by all believers today.
We believe that all people are, by nature, separated from God and responsible for their own sin, but salvation, redemption and forgiveness are freely offered to all by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. When a person repents of sin and accepts Jesus as their personal Savior and Lord, trusting Him to save, that person is immediately born again and sealed by the Holy Spirit. All his/her sins are forgiven and that person becomes a child of God, destined to spend an eternity with the Lord.
We believe in the gifts of the Holy Spirit mentioned in the scriptures, and that they are valid for today if they are exercised within scriptural guidelines. We as believers are to exercise these gifts in love that the whole Body of Christ might be edified. Without love, the exercise of spriritual gifts is worthless.
We believe it is important to uphold the Scriptural practices of the early church. Therefore, we hold to the practice of baptism and the taking of communion. We do not believe that either of these practices are essential for salvation, but that they serve as a demonstration of our living for Christ.