MONTHLY MESSAGE FROM PASTOR DEBORAH
Change is in the air…can you feel it? The weather is warming up, trees and plants are blooming – we are in the midst of the seasons changing and I’m looking forward to what’s next!
We’re also changing seasons in our church. Up to now, we’ve been holding the majority of our services online (with very few in-person events and some small-group sessions for planning)…but now we are taking a serious look at coming back to on-site services! Our theme for April is “Preparing for a Greater Return” and we are doing just that.
We are looking to you, our Leadership Team, to start thinking about your areas and how to operate with social distancing. How will it impact your staffing, your operations? Even as we are rethinking how we will flow as a church, I want you to be excited – we are anticipating “Greater” when we return to in-person services. GREATER appreciation for the fellowship of the saints! GREATER love for God and gratitude for how He has kept us through this pandemic! GREATER service as we find new ways to be safe while keeping that warm, family feeling that Harvest Life is known for.
Bishop Dukes and I will be talking with you more about this, but in the meantime, start thinking about what our return means to you and your assigned area of ministry.
Last but definitely not least, keep pushing yourself spiritually! Keep praying and reading the Word, keep reaching souls for Christ and attending services, reading the book of the month (for April, it’s “The Prophecy Over Your Life”), and supporting our events. It’s all working together for your good!
I love you all and I’m excited about what God is doing in this church, in our Leadership Ministry and in each of your lives! Get ready for GREATER!
Pastor Deborah Dukes
Leadership Executive Director
ABOUT OUR LEADERSHIP MINISTRY
Harvest Life Church is blessed to have the most amazing, talented, gifted and hard-working leaders who serve as our front-line supporters and the primary workforce of the church – working effectively together to help carry out the mission, vision and the culture of Harvest Life and leading others to do the same.
Our Leaders are Reach Leaders!
• Our Leaders Reach by leading people to Salvation, developing them through discipleship and by teaching them to reach others for Christ.
• Our Leaders Reach by serving in the Church, our Community and the World.
• Our Leaders Reach by giving faithfully in their tithing, offering and sacrificial giving.
All of our leaders share a common love for the Lord, the work of the ministry and for God’s Word and serve humbly in keeping with Jesus’ command in Matthew 9: 36-38:
But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.
UPCOMING LEADERSHIP EVENTS AND TRAINING
SPECIAL LEADERSHIP GIVING
We thank God for our leaders! You are “the wheel in the middle of the wheel” that keeps ministry moving – through your dedicated service and in your giving! We see your heart for God, for the ministry and for the souls we are working to reach. We don’t take it lightly that you are so willing to invest in this great vision God has given to us as your Pastors. We love you and we appreciate your sacrifice!
WORSHIP AND NEW BUILDING GIVING
Our Worship and New Building Giving Day is held three times each year. Giving amounts are as follows:
• Deacons In Training – $750.00 or more
• Junior Deacons – $800.00 or more
• Senior Deacons – $850.00 or more
• Ministers and Ministers In Training – $1000.00 or more
THURSDAY FIRSTFRUITS OFFERING
Our Thursday Firstfruits Offering is given by all leaders on the first Thursday of each month. Please give an offering of $25.00 or more.
LOVE OFFERING FOR BISHOP AND PASTOR DUKES
The Love Offering for our Pastors is not mandatory, but it is a way to show our appreciation for their unwavering love, sacrifice, leadership, dedication to God and His people and so much more. Love Offerings may be given on Cashapp to $PastorDeborahDukes and $BishopLyleDukes.
Evangelism is the heart of who we are! We believe that every child of God is a “Reach Leader” – charged with the responsibility to win souls to Jesus Christ.
LEADERSHIP REACH RECOGNITION PROGRAM
When you invite someone to church and they attend service, fill out the form below to record your activity and you will be awarded 1 point for the first time they attend. If someone joins the church because of your efforts, fill out the form and you will be awarded 5 points. Each month, the leader who accumulates the most points will be recognized as “Reach Leader of the Month”, however all those who have invited someone or brought in a new member will be recognized on our “All Reach Leaders for the Month” list.
Use the form below to submit your entries for the Leadership Reach Recognition Program!
REACH LEADERS OF THE MONTH (MARCH)
ALL REACH LEADERS FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL
Susan Dukes invited Carolyn Mitchem
Susan Dukes invited Helen Thombs
Erika Neal invited Zakara Goodwin
Minnie Myers invited Richard King
Mae Avery invited Jessica Scott
Mae Avery invited Derek Paige
Pamela Ellis invited Bernard Graham
Tracey Johnson invited Eddie Johnson
Tracey Johnson invited Lauren Eady
Tracey Johnson invited Jada Anderson
Tracey Johnson invited Nancy Graleski
Tracey Johnson invited Imani Anderson
Susan Dukes invited Paul Ingram
Susan Dukes invited Bonnie Miller
Susan Dukes invited Tawanda Lewis
Susan Dukes invited Doris Williams
Minnie Myers invited Connie Moore
Minnie Myers invited Crystal Singleton-Coleman
Minnie Myers invited Anthony Singleton
Minnie Myers invited Jomeka Morrison
Vickie Fuller invited Mark Mulls
Minnie Myers invited Michael Anthony Richardson
May Avery invited Jessica Scott
May Avery invited Derek Paige
Tracy Bigesby invited Dinita Jones
Tracy Bigsby invited Nicole Fleming
Romona Goodwin invited Joyce Alexander-Hines
Amanda Showell invited Sonia Showell
Amanda Showell invited Nikki Andrews
Amanda Showell invited William Purnell
Amanda Showell invited TreShawn Parham
Amanda Showell invited Tia Jeffress
Amanda Showell invited Ebony Hayward
Amanda Showell invited TyNia Boyce
Amanda Showell invited Darlene Williams
Susan Dukes invited Demetria Biggers-Carroll
Erika Neal invited Denny Douglas
Erika Neal invited Teresa Hanson Knalls
Karen Fowlkes invited Meenakshi Jha
Karen Fowlkes invited Valeria Pritchett
Erika Neal invited Andreas Yancey
LEADERSHIP CEREMONIAL ATTIRE
During our ceremonial services, the Leadership Ministry wears designated attire to show unity and to honor the sanctity of the service. Ceremonial attire is worn for Baptism, Communion, Ministerial Consecration, etc.
Deacons In Training
Men – Church Attire
Women – Church Attire
Junior and Senior Deacons
Men – Black Suit, White Shirt, Black Tie, Black Socks, Black Shoes
Women – Black Skirt Suit, White Shirt or Shell, Black Shoes (no boots), Black or Skin Tone Stockings
Ministers In Training
Men – Attire for current leadership group
Women – Attire for current leadership group
Men – Black Suit, Black Ministerial Shirt, White Ministerial Collar, Black Socks, Black Shoes
Women – Black Skirt Suit, Black Ministerial Shirt, White Ministerial Collar, Black Shoes (no boots), Black or Skin Tone Stockings
Pastor Deborah Dukes
Deacon Tracey Johnson
Executive Ministry Management
Pastor Deborah Dukes
Minister Lisa Keith
Leadership Recruitment Director
Minister Jeffery Carson
Leadership Events Director
Minister LaShonda Wise
Bishop Lyle Dukes and Pastor Deborah Dukes
Senior Deacons Leaders
Ministers Leenard and Maritza Kennedy
Junior Deacons Leaders
Ministers Corey and Genell Boone
Deacons In Training Leader
Minister Vanita King
REACH GROUP LEADERS
Deacon Crystal Jenkins
Minister Benny Shepard
Ministers Brandon and Brittany Bryant
Singles Reach (18 and Up)
Deacon Deidra Carter
Ministers Reginald and Jena Smith
Seniors (Age 55 And Up)
Ministers Charles and Mary Scott
Ministers Michael and Bernadine Futrell
Youth Ministry Directors
Deacons Jayma and Daniel Natal
Deacon Kira Grier
Middle and High School
Minister Michael Futrell
Ministers In Training
Deacons In Training