MONTHLY MESSAGE FROM PASTOR DEBORAH
Praise the Lord, Harvest Leaders!
Well, we are standing in the threshold of a very special time in our ministry, and God has chosen YOU to be part of what He is doing! It’s almost time for our “Great Return”, starting with Comeback Sunday on July 18th – and I am so excited!
We’re continuing to plan and prepare, but I want to remind you that everything is spiritual – don’t just plan your operations and leave out prayer! Let me just say this; we are coming back to church after being out of the church building for almost a year and a half – expect the enemy to show up and try to create distractions. Whatever you do, don’t let him take over the situation! Be prayed up, use wisdom and let’s make this Great Return live up to its name!
Part of our Great Return also involves launching new ministry programs (new church app, event registration program, and more), creating a new look in our foyer, making other structural changes – and we even renamed some of the rooms! We have also made some changes to our overall Organizational Structure and it’s all part of coming back greater.
In the midst of all these wonderful updates, I’m relying on the Leadership to really step up and take ownership in a new way. God is taking us higher – can you feel things shifting? As you work your ministry’s operations, programs and events, I want you to use every ounce of your initiative, passion, intelligence and commitment to excellence – you can do it! Don’t settle for ministry as you left it before the pandemic…continue to reimagine what God can do through your ministry and through you!
And on that note, our July Book of the Month is “The Ministry In You” – be sure to pick up your copy online or at the church for just $10. And read it! 🙂
Greater is coming!
Pastor Deborah Dukes
The mission of the Harvest Life Leadership Ministry is to be REACH LEADERS for Jesus Christ by effectively:
• Serving as frontline supporters of our Senior Pastors
• Being the core management level workforce and
• Carrying the culture and driving the mission and vision of the Church
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.
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 (JUNE)
ALL REACH LEADERS FOR THE MONTH OF JULY
Bonita Myrick invited Ashley Chandler
Herbertina Roy-Lewis invited Ardenia Lewis
Herbertina Roy-Lewis invited Dee Koroma
Herbertina Roy-Lewis invited Egertina Wilson
Susan Dukes invited Milliche Miss
Carl McNeill invited James Byers
Carl McNeill invited Trisha Byers
Minnie Myers invited Michael Awt
Amanda Showell invited TreShawn Parham
Amanda Showell invited William Purnell
Amanda Showell invited Lola Andrews
Amanda Showell invited Debbie Gardner
Amanda Showell invited Ebony Hayward
Amanda Showell invited Denean Church
Minnie Myers invited Frances Hooker
Minnie Myers invited Mark Reed
Minnie Myers invited Liam Reed
Minnie Myers invited Candace Reed
Minnie Myers invited Toni Reed
Erika Neal invited Zakara Goodwin
Erika Neal invited Alex Dixon
Erika Neal invited Cindy Fuentes
Erika Neal invited Carolyn Davis
Erika Neal invited Andrea Johnson