I believe that God is using this time of quarantine to strengthen, empower and speak to the Harvest Life Leadership. Regardless of the season or circumstances we face, as leaders, it is important that we continue to grow in our relationship with God and remain in a position to be a Spiritual Force.
In addition to meeting us online for our weekly online services and events, Pastor Deborah and I have outlined several key things we want all Leaders of Harvest Life to do to help maintain your spiritual growth and equip you to make a Kingdom impact in your homes and community.
Bishop Lyle Dukes
Senior Pastor and Executive Leadership Director
1. Participate in Leadership Worship and New Building Giving Day
God has given our Senior Pastors a great vision for Harvest Life. The construction of our new worship center is going to play a vital role in the next level of ministry God has in store for us. As leaders, we are front line supporters of the building project. On Saturday, August 22nd at 1:00 pm, we are coming to give towards the construction of our new worship center during our Leadership Worship and New Building Giving Day on Zoom.
2. Complete the Leadership Profile Update Form
This form will help to ensure that we have accurate information and will help us provide ministry information that is relevant to you and your family.
3. Pray Every Morning
As leaders, it is so important that we start off our day with God. Begin each morning by spending time in prayer to worship, lift up your requests and ask God to guide you throughout the day.
4. Weekly Prayer Focus
Each week we will have a special focus area we will pray for as leaders. Our focus this week: Pray to be spiritually focused – giving spiritual direction to those in your sphere of influence.
5. Study Your Sunday School Lesson
As leaders, it is important that we continue to grow in our understanding and knowledge of God’s Word. Study this week’s Sunday School lesson, “Nehemiah Seeks God’s Forgiveness For Israel” and meet us online at 8:00 am for World Sunday School!
6. Memorize Scriptures Weekly
To impact the world like Christ, we need to have the mind of Christ! Each week we are going to renew our minds with the Word of God by memorizing scripture. This week’s memorization scripture is Deuteronomy 30:19.
I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:
7. Ministry Monday on Zoom
God is using this time to build His people for the next level of Kingdom impact. On Monday, July 27th, Bishop and Pastor Dukes will connect with the following ministries on Zoom for a special empowerment session:
1. Parking Lot
3. Resource Center
4. Harvest Life Store
5. Cry Room
6. Medical Ministry
If you are a member of these ministries, ensure you are online for this awesome time of vision, training, empowerment and more (Meeting ID will be provided).
Who: Parking Lot, Shuttle, Resource Center, Harvest Life Store, Cry Room and Medical Ministry Members of Harvest Life Church
When: Monday, July 27th at 7:00 pm
Where: On Zoom (Meeting ID will be provided to members of the participating ministries)
How to Join the Event:
Mobile Device: Download the Zoom app from the Google Play Store (Android) or the App Store (iPhone). Open the Zoom app. Click “Join a Meeting”. Enter Meeting ID.
Computer: Visit www.zoom.us/join. Enter Meeting ID and follow instructions to connect to the meeting.
8. Leadership Conference Call
Thursdays | 6:00 pm
In times of crisis, real leaders lead! God is calling us to be a Spiritual Force and shift the atmosphere for our families, our church and communities! Don’t miss this powerful conference call, hosted by Bishop and Pastor Dukes, and be equipped with the Word of God and spiritual principles to make a Kingdom impact wherever you go. Conference Call access information will be provided to the Leadership Ministry.
9. Ministerial Meetings on Zoom
On 2nd and 4th Saturdays at 1:00 pm, Bishop and Pastor Dukes will meet with all Harvest Life Church Ministers – please ensure you are online for this awesome time of vision, strategic planning, training, empowerment and more! (Meeting ID will be provided)
Who: Ministers of Harvest Life Church
When: 2nd and 4th Saturdays at 1:00 pm
Where: On Zoom (Meeting ID will be provided)
How to Join the Meeting:
• Mobile Device: Download the Zoom app from the Google Play Store (Android) or the App Store (iPhone). Open the Zoom app. Click “Join a Meeting”. Enter Meeting ID.
• Computer: Visit www.zoom.us/join. Enter Meeting ID and follow instructions to connect to the meeting.
10. Reaching People for Jesus Christ
We’re called to be an extension of Jesus’ mission in the earth. Think about ways you can show God’s love and minister to others during this time. You may call a family member to encourage and pray with them, buy groceries for a neighbor in need or come up with other ways to minister to others.
As leaders, we have to stay active and moving! Take some time during the week, at least three or four days if possible, to exercise. You can work out, go for a nice walk, do some stretches – we want to remain healthy so that we can carry out the ministry God has called us to do as His leaders!