June 24, 2022 | Elder Update

Harvest Family
 
Following our most recent Elder meeting, we wanted to provide some communication on a couple of topics.
 
REJOICING
We are thankful and excited about all that is happening on all of our campuses this summer. We thank the Lord for our staff and the hundreds of volunteers that are serving so well to provide rich opportunities for spiritual growth for those in our Harvest family and beyond. We pray that many would be impacted by the gospel and experience God’s love and mercy in new or in deeper ways. We invite you to join us in praying for High Five (Rolling Meadows, Aurora, Chicago Cathedral, and North Shore), high school students Camp Harvest in July, the summer events associated with Harvest Students, Harvest Young Adults Summer Nights, and much more. 

We rejoice in what God did at High Five in Crystal Lake and Elgin, at summer camp through our junior high students this week, in our three Wednesdays at Real-Life Marriage, and at our Seek Night last night. We pray and trust that God will do a great work and look forward to celebrating as we hear stories of His faithfulness in it all.

PRAYER NIGHTS
This fall, we as a church family plan to set aside specific days and times to call the church to intentionally pray about things that God has before us as. Watch for dates and details soon as we uphold our pillar of unceasing prayer together.

“Praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints.” Ephesians 6:18
 
ELDER BOARD TRANSITIONS UPDATE
The Elder Board continues to move forward with the selection of new elders and the roll off of elders who have reached the end of their terms. Recently, David Smoot from the Aurora Campus finished his time on the board. We are thankful for how God used David during his time serving as an elder. We ask you to continue to pray as these transitions continue.
 
LIKE-MINDED GOSPEL-PREACHING CHURCHES
We thank the Lord for the leadership of our staff and Pastor Jeff Bucknam as we continue to pray for and build relationships with like-minded churches that God has placed in our path. Earlier this month, Pastor Jeff preached at one of the first Harvest church plants in Barrie, Ontario, Canada, as they celebrated their 20-year anniversary.  As leaders, we have plans in place to meet and serve with other former Harvest church plants. We are expectant to see what God will do as we follow His lead in this.

Will you commit to pray with us for His church? We know that apart from Him, we can do nothing.

—The Elders of Harvest Bible Chapel