Our STORy

a legacy of vertical ministry

 

2013-2014 | harvest spring lake

Late in 2013, Harvest Bible Chapel Spring Lake started looking for an opportunity to plant a church. In August 2014, their staff was approached by the elders of Crosswinds Fellowship to discuss transitioning Crosswinds to a Harvest Bible Chapel. This transition was approved by the elders of both churches, and Pastor Brian Bement was approached about the lead pastor role. Pastor Brian accepted, and a core group began to form and meet together that December.

april 2015 | harvest North muskegon

The following Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015, Harvest Bible Chapel North Muskegon officially launched. With overwhelming support from Harvest Spring Lake, over 650 people attended the launch service!

August 2016 | Elders installed

A little over a year later in August of 2016, we installed our first local elder team, the final step in becoming our own autonomous church body.

fall 2017 | great commission collective

Believing that partnership in Great Commission work is an essential value in our context and for the accomplishment of mission, Harvest North North Muskegon joined the newly formed Great Commission Collective in 2017. The mission of GC Collective is β€œto glorify God by planting, strengthening and multiplying Great Commission churches around the world.” As an international family of churches, the Collective is committed to helping churches become worshiping and sending churches who value the distinctives of fervent prayer, bold expository preaching, passionate worship, purposeful disciple-making, courageous evangelism and strategic church planting. Since its launch in August 2017, the GC Collective has grown to a partnership of over 120 churches worldwide.

Today, Jesus is making good His promise in Matthew 16:18: β€œI will build my church and the gates of hell will not prevail against it.” We have had front row seats to watch as He has built His church. And we believe He is just getting started.