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Church Planting Philosophy
The church exists to glorify God through the fulfillment of the Great Commission, and in the spirit of the Great Commandment -- Matthew28:19-20
, Matthew 22:37-38
The commission is fulfilled as disciples of Jesus Christ are made and grow in their relationship with Him and likeness to Him. God is glorified as we manifest His presence as we do His work -- 2 Timothy2:2
; 1 Corinthians 10:31
In seeking to act upon the church's purpose, we recognize the extraordinary value in multiplying the reach of His ministry by planting local churches and by associating with existing, like-minded local churches. God is glorified when Harvest Bible Chapels and other like-minded churches associate with one another in order to foster relationships that edify, protect, encourage, support and admonish.
To enhance our church planting ability all Harvest Bible Chapels work together through an organization we all support called Harvest Bible Fellowship
. The Fellowship is governed by an Elders Council consisting of elders from the original Harvest churches and the Fellowship oversees new church planting efforts in the USA, Canada and now in various other parts of the world.