Harvest Community Church is involved with the following local ministries and global missions. If you are interested in serving with and/or supporting these groups see the contact information provided or contact the office at firstname.lastname@example.org
Young Life is an organization that aims to introduce middle school and high school students to Jesus by first building relationships with them, entering into their world, having a blast, and "earning the right to be heard". Young Life aims to reach students who may never set foot in a church or kids who are considered "farthest out kids" to show them who Jesus is and that He loves and cares for them no matter what circumstances they face or decisions they make. In addition to financial support, there are many past and present leaders and committee members who are regular attendees at Harvest. We aim to encourage, support, and partner with those who are involved in this ministry. If you want to learn more about what Young Life is or how you can get involved, click here.
Family Promise is "an organization committed to help children and their families affected by homelessness in the Clark County, WA area." Harvest participates in this mission as a "support church" to Bethel Community Church in Washougal as they host families one week every quarter. Ways to participate include making and delivering meals and staying for an overnight shift.
Pathways is a pregnancy and family resource center that empowers women and men to make life-affirming choices. They provide free resources for women and their families who find themselves in an unexpected pregnancy or difficult situation. They aim to care for the mothers and their families, as well as their babies. Visit www.pathways180-partners.com for more info and recent newsletters.
T.R.A.C. is an organization that serves local youth in the foster care system. T.R.A.C. camp is a 3-day camp where those kids can be themselves and let down walls as they eat, play, and hear the gospel together. Several people in the body at Harvest have been main mobilizers of starting up T.R.A.C. Camas, with their first-ever camp dates set for 2019! Harvest prayerfully and financially supports this ministry, and many people have given up countless hours volunteering to help hurting kids discover the light and life Christ offers. Click on the link to learn more!
Ministry Developers Network, Ron Frost
For his blog, click here.
Summer in the USA (SUSA), Basque Country
For several years, Harvest families have participated in SUSA, a program that connects Basque high school students with host families for a month in the summer. As these students have an opportunity to be welcomed into an American Christian home and see how we live, the families also have unique opportunities to share the gospel and love of Christ with these students. It's global missions right in your own home! To learn more about SUSA or hosting a student, check out the link above! To learn more about Basque Country culture and how to be praying for them, click here!
(Certain ministries and individuals are not listed because it benefits them to remain anonymous; we continue to financially support and pray for them.)
Check out this brief and helpful article on how we can best encourage our missionaries. These are helpful things to think about and begin making doing as we grow our relationships with our current missionaries and send more in the future!