What is Harvest House?
Primarily a non-denominational church, Harvest House is a space for believers and non-believers alike to discover the love of Christ. In addition to our Sunday services and other church events, Harvest House also offers a performing arts venue, dance studio, and all-around creative space for the Boone community. In past years, we have split our identity between the church and venue, but we are now embracing one title and vision; the venue and dance studio are extensions of our ministries and just another way we hope to help our community. As a non-profit organization, we are here to share the love of Christ with our town in every way we can. With this acknowledged, please note that Growth Track is designed for church members and those interested in becoming part of our congregation.
Harvest House Church was established in 1977 by a team from Anchorage, Alaska.
Sent to the High Country, this church-planting team strived to create a body of believers dedicated to living the Word of God. Since the beginning, our desire has been to assist you in discovering the next step in your spiritual journey. We hope you’ll join us in our endeavor to create a family of believers who earnestly study the Bible, embrace creativity in worship, and operate in the active ministry of the Holy Spirit.
We believe we have been called as a community to these majestic mountains. Our intent is to love one another with honor and forgiveness as we purpose in our hearts to emulate Jesus and bring His kingdom to Earth.
We keep our doctrinal beliefs displayed here on our website.
Growth Track has been designed to offer background on our history as a church and to help you unlock your potential to make a difference in this community. Because of the time constraint within these classes, we are unable to unpack and discuss our doctrinal beliefs as a church. However, if you have questions about the beliefs listed on our website, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will gladly set up an appointment with you.
We consider reaching people who do not know God personally to be one of our greatest responsibilities. Our Sunday services are for people at all stages in their spiritual journey but are primarily designed for those who do not yet have a genuine relationship with God.
Our Sunday services focus on four values:
We believe church should be enjoyable.
Psalm 122:1, NKJV
“I was glad when they said to me, ‘Let us go into the house of the Lord.’”
We believe church should be a place where people experience God’s presence.
1 Corinthians 14:24-25, GNT
“But...when some unbelievers or ordinary people come in, they will be convinced of their sin by what they hear. They will be judged by all they hear, their secret thoughts will be brought into the open, and they will bow down and worship God, confessing, ‘Truly God is here among you!’”
We believe church should be a place where people learn how the Bible applies to their daily lives.
“So Christ Himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip His people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up.”
We believe church should be a place where people can accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior.
Romans 10:13-14, NLT
“‘Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’ But how can they call on Him to save them unless they believe in Him? And how can they believe in Him if they have never heard about Him? And how can they hear about Him unless someone tells them?”
As you consider investing your heart, time, family, and finances into the life of a church, it is important for you to feel confident in church leadership.
Our goal in sharing the details of Harvest House’s government is that you will understand that our church is structured to support the values of integrity, accountability, and spiritual authority. The following is an outline of how our church is structured.
WE ARE GUIDED BY A PASTOR.
Our executive pastor, Darrell Roberts, leads the staff, servant, and elder teams at Harvest House. These teams manage the day-to-day operations of the church and assist the members of Harvest House through their spiritual journey. A comprehensive list of staff members is available here on our website, and we are currently in-progress with a list of Elder team members. Our servant team is always changing, and you may also hear this team referred to as the “Harvest Team.”
WE ARE GOVERNED BY AN ELDERSHIP.
Our elders serve the church by providing order, direction, and spiritual protection. Elders are responsible for the primary leadership and oversight of the church.
WE ARE ASSISTED BY A TEAM OF DEACONS.
The deacons function as servant-leaders of the church and serve through specific tasks and leading ministries (such as Harvest Teams) with Harvest House. A comprehensive list of deacons is also in-progress.
WE ARE EMPOWERED THROUGH THE 5-FOLD MINISTRY.
The 5-Fold Ministry is a Biblical term used to describe the equipping ministries found in Ephesians 4:11-12.
”11 So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up…”
The “5-Fold” ministers work with the pastor and elders to equip the members of Harvest House. These ministers may be called upon to help in accountability matters relating to the pastor if requested to do so by the elders.
At Harvest House, we practice tithing for the support of Christ’s body, the church, as God commands. We recognize that giving 10% of our income is the Biblical standard for giving.
Giving is one of the central themes in the Bible. Jesus talked more about this subject than heaven, hell, or prayer. To understand what it means to be a follower of Christ, we must also understand what it means to be a giver.
1 Corinthians 16:1, MSG
Every Sunday each of you make an offering and put it in safekeeping. Be as generous as you can. When I get there you’ll have it ready, and I won’t have to make a special appeal.
Be sure to set aside a tenth of all that your fields produce each year.
”Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.”
The tithe, or “first fruits” of our labor and income belong to God. We find this principle all throughout God’s word. Tithing (giving God the first 10% of your income to a local church) is the primary and practical way we acknowledge that God is first.
9 Honor the Lord with your wealth,
with the first fruits of all your crops;
10 then your barns will be filled to overflowing,
and your vats will brim over with new wine.
An offering is giving over and above your tithe. The Bible says that by giving generously, we are able to “take hold of the life that is truly life.” You aren’t really living unless you are freely giving.
1 Timothy 6:18-19
18 Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. 19 In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.
THE GIFT OF GIVING
The gift of giving is a spiritual gift that God gives to some people (Romans 12:8). It is a Spirit-given capacity and desire to serve God by giving of your material resources, far beyond the tithe, to further the work of God.
If it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead,do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.
Many people love to give to God and as they do, they want to feel confident in the organization through which they give.
At Harvest House, we want people to understand they are giving to God through the church—not to the church. As we openly share the honesty, integrity, and spiritual values that guide the financial practices of Harvest House Church, we believe people can focus on what God is calling them to give and trust that He is leading our church to steward it well.
The giving of tithes and offerings is worship to Jesus and an expression of the relationship between the individual giver and the Lord. That is why we don’t have people fill out pledge cards or make faith promises. Funds are not “income only,” they are worship; they are not considered to be a business transaction but an expression of gratitude toward God.
The leadership at Harvest House has commissioned a Finance Team to oversee the financial affairs of the Church. This team biblically stewards the financial policies and affairs of Harvest House in partnership with the church administrator.
Our Spiritual Journey
At Harvest House, we have a prayer for you just as Paul did for the Ephesians:
17 I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. 18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people…
Ephesians 1:15-19, MSG
That’s why, when I heard of the solid trust you have in the Master Jesus and your outpouring of love to all the followers of Jesus, I couldn’t stop thanking God for you—every time I prayed, I’d think of you and give thanks. But I do more than thank. I ask—ask the God of our Master, Jesus Christ, the God of glory—to make you intelligent and discerning in knowing him personally, your eyes focused and clear, so that you can see exactly what it is he is calling you to do, grasp the immensity of this glorious way of life he has for his followers, oh, the utter extravagance of his work in us who trust him—endless energy, boundless strength!
Our vision consists of three steps:
Discovering Your Purpose
Making a Difference
Our values are:
Loving the world
Become a Member
The Harvest House membership covenant is as follows:
Having received Christ as my Lord and Savior and being in agreement with the values and ideas presented in Step One of the Growth Track, I now feel led by the Holy Spirit to unite with the Harvest House Church family. In doing so, I make the following commitment to God and my fellow church members:
I will protect the unity of my church by acting in love toward other members, refusing to gossip, and honoring one another and the church membership.
I will share the responsibility of my church by praying for its growth and health, inviting the unchurched to attend, and warmly welcoming those who visit.
I will serve the ministry of my church by discovering my gifts and talents, using my God-given gifts to make a difference in the lives of others, and developing a servant’s heart.
I will support the testimony of my church by attending church and Life Groups faithfully, living a Godly life, and giving regularly.
If you feel that Harvest House is the place for you and you’d like to get plugged in, please fill out your contact information below. Our church is filled with families and individuals who want to get to know you! After filling out your information, you can expect to be contacted by a current church member who will meet with you and help you settle in to the Harvest House community.