Prayer for our Youth Ministry

Good morning,

 

As you know Pastor Justin stepped down from his position as youth pastor. Last Thursday was his last day and he finished strong and we are so very grateful for all of his hard work with our students. Please keep him, Mary and their son Knox in your prayers as they embark on this new season.

Also keep the youth department in your prayers. Pastor Joe will be leading our students during this transition period. Below are a few prayer points that we can be praying about together.

  • That God will show us the right person to become our next Youth Pastor

  • That God will help us raise up a large team of leaders from the Harvest family to help reach and disciple students

  • That God would soften the heart of our students, and they would sense the love and acceptance of Christ in a real way

  • That God would increase our influence with students and we would see many students saved, discipled and called into ministry

Thank you again for partnering with me in prayer!

Onward,

Wes

Prayer Requests

Good afternoon!

I pray your week is off to a fantastic start! Would you take a few minutes this week and join me in prayer for a few things?

  1. Today’s leaders’ lunch. We have been holding monthly leaders’ gatherings for church and community leaders and today I am believing that God is going to do something special in the lives of our guests. Pray each person can sense the love and acceptance of Jesus Christ.

  2. Pray for our One Day to Feed the World campaign. Let’s be praying that many will feel God’s heart for the poor and suffering around the world!

  3. Pray for wisdom and guidance as we search for our new Youth Pastor. Justin and Mary are such great friends and we were saddened when they stepped down, but we believe God has something special for Harvest and our students! We are praying that God brings the right leader our way.

Please know I covet your prayers and am grateful for your partnership.

Have a great week! 

Pastor Wes

Prayer for our Pastoral Team

Good morning!

I hope you had a fantastic weekend! This week I want to ask you to join me in prayer for the pastoral team at Harvest. I have the privilege of leading a great team of leaders. Our pastors possess a wide array of gifts, talents, and experiences. Our team works tirelessly to meet the needs at our church and create opportunities for the people in our region to find and follow Jesus.  

With that in mind, pastoring is an extremely difficult job. Check out some of these statistics that I came across this morning: 

  • 72 percent of the pastors’ report working between 55 to 75 hours per week

  • 84 percent of pastors feel like they are ‘on-call’ 24/7

  • 80 percent of pastors believe pastoral ministry has negatively affected their families

  • 35 percent of pastors’ battle with depression or fear of inadequacy

  • 1 out of every 10 pastors will actually retire as a pastor

These stats represent a national polling of pastors, not the Harvest team, but nevertheless they challenged me to be sure to pray more intentionally for the pastors on our team and the other pastors I know. 

The best days for Harvest are ahead of us, so let’s be diligent in prayer. Prayer still works, and God wants to see the lives of the people in our region impacted for eternity even more than we do!

Have a great week and thanks for partnering with me in prayer. 

Onward,

Wes

Prayer for our Honduras Team

Good morning!

I trust all is well as we run headlong into a beautiful Fall season. This week I would love for you to join me in praying for those heading to Honduras for our mission trip. Pastor Joe and Pastor Emily will be leading the team as they build a kitchen, minister to the children, and join in the efforts of the Women’s Empowerment initiative with Convoy of Hope.

Let’s pray that God uses our team in a big way and that all facets of the trip go smoothly!

I’m grateful for your prayer support and grateful that we have people that will take the Good News of Jesus to the four corners of the world!

Onward,

Pastor Wes

Another great weekend at Harvest!

Good morning everyone!

I wanted to share some exciting news with you this morning. This past Sunday we had 1300 people in the building, over 300 people watch services online, and 31 people go public with their faith through Baptism! I don’t know about you, but this fires me up!

As we take some time this week to thank God for all he is doing, let’s remember to pray for all of our Life Groups that are launching. Pray for God’s blessing for each attender and leader as they enter this season of growth and development.

I am beyond grateful for your prayer support and I’m blessed to be a part of the H.C. family.

Onward,

Pastor Wes