CONNECT & GROW
Harvest Groups are a place to Connect and Grow. We were not meant to walk through this life alone.
God created us for community. Harvest Groups provide that community.
HARVEST GROUP FAQ's
What is a Harvest Group?
A Harvest Group is a small group where you can go to find acceptance, relationships, friendships and authentic people. Since God created us for community, we need other people in our lives to help us grow.
What is a Disciple?
The word “Disciple” simply means - one who engages in learning through instruction from another. In other words, a Disciple is a person that follows Jesus.
What is the Discipleship Process at COTH?
We want everyone who attends Church of the Harvest to have the opportunity to be discipled. Through Harvest Groups, we will follow the following Four Steps:
1. Engage People, Community & Culture
2. Establish Biblical Foundations
3. Equip Believers to Minister
4. Empower Disciples to Make Disciples
Do you have to be a Christian to attend a Harvest Group?
Not at all. Harvest Groups are a place where Christians and non-Christians alike can explore Jesus and His teachings together. We encourage you to invite your friends, neighbors, co-workers, etc. to attend.
Is a Harvest Group just for people who attend COTH?
Jesus’ command was to go into all the world and make disciples, so our hope is that we will have people who do not attend COTH as part of our Harvest Groups.
Where and when do Harvest Groups meet?
Most groups will meet weekly in homes, but you can meet at a coffee shop or at the church. You may choose the time your small group meets but we are guessing the majority of our groups will meet in the evening.
Is a Harvest Group another name for a Bible Study?
Not necessarily. Although we ask each Harvest Group to have a God centered discussion and prayer at every meeting, a Harvest Group can be a special interest group (like zumba or knitting) where the special interest is the attraction. Harvest Groups is about “Discipleship”.
What do you do at a Harvest Group?
Each Harvest Group has a life of its own. We invite groups to participate in living life together in the context of the things Christ has called us to. Each Harvest Group will have a discussion time, prayer time and fellowship time (with food). The main purpose of the Harvest Group is “Discipleship”. We hope the members of the Harvest Group will find opportunities to connect outside of the Harvest Group meeting and serve the community with projects, go hiking, meet for coffee, etc.
Is Child Care provided for Harvest Groups?
Yes, child care is provided for free on Sunday Nights (5:30 – 8:00) and Wednesday nights (6:30-9:00) for Harvest Groups. To accommodate this, children will need to be registered in advance. Child care is only available to those 5th grade and under.
Do Harvest Groups cost money?
Unless your specific Harvest Group requires it (i.e. book study) we do not anticipate Harvest Groups to cost you any money. You may, however, be asked to bring refreshments as being part of the group, which then may require a little investment on your part.