Local Missions Philosophy
Harvest Church partners with several local ministries for the advancement of the gospel of Jesus Christ. We focus locally on ministries that serve the poor, the widowed, the orphaned, and the foreigners living among us, as well as investing in leadership and discipleship training of maturing Christ-followers in seeking to fulfill the Great Commission of Jesus Christ!
At Harvest Church we have primarily focused our local efforts on serving in the Orange Mound area and with internationals who are living in Memphis. Click on the ministries below to find out how you and/or your group can get involved.
- Kingdom Community Builders: KCB, through the leadership of Don & Linda Gilbert, works to help strengthen and build the community of Orange Mound. A few opportunities to serve with KCB are: offering simple and purposeful friendship with children or adults, tutoring or mentoring students, serving meals, volunteering to help the KCB team at community events, and providing resources for specific practical needs within the community. For more information, contact Lisa Conley (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Don Gilbert (email@example.com)
- Memphis Athletic Ministries: MAM uses sports, homework help, and other after-school activities to draw kids to the centers in order to share the gospel of Jesus and provide them with a fun, safe, and loving environment. The ultimate goal of MAM is to evangelize and disciple the youth that come to the eight different centers located in some of the city's under-resourced neighborhoods. There are many different ways to serve and engage with MAM. For more information, contact Allison Weiss (firstname.lastname@example.org).
INTERNATIONALS IN MEMPHIS
- Las Americas: Greg Díaz is the lead pastor of Nuevo Direction that meets at our building and is Director of Las Americas which primarily does after school tutoring for students in the Hispanic Community of Memphis. For more information, contact Greg Díaz (901-826-1289 or email@example.com).
- World Relief: Harvest Church has partnered with World Relief in adopting refugees moving to Memphis from the Congo. For more information, contact Kate Foster Lindsey (firstname.lastname@example.org or 901-341-0225)
- Collegiate Internationals: Several Harvest Church members are friends with international students studying in Memphis. Serving with internationals requires a deeper time commitment and cross cultural training appropriate for serving with internationals. For more information, contact Steve Winstead (email@example.com).
Our local partnerships often involve sending members to serve, supporting financially, praying, and raising awareness of ministry needs. Primarily we have focused on serving in the Orange Mound area and with internationals who are living in Memphis, though we do have other partnerships throughout the city.