Harvest East Valley is defined in its mission, its foundational values, and its understanding of a healthy follower of Jesus.
The mission of Harvest East Valley is to glorify God through the fulfillment of the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20) in the Spirit of the Great Commandment (Matthew 22:37-40).
Proclaiming the authority of God’s Word without apology (2 Timothy 4:2)
Lifting high the name of Jesus through worship (John 4:24)
Believing firmly in the power of prayer (Ephesians 6:18)
Sharing the good news of Jesus with boldness (Ephesians 6:19-20)
We desire to make disciples of Jesus Christ who obey his commands as they worship Christ, walk with Christ, and work for Christ (1 John 2:4-6).
It is our hope that as disciples of Jesus Christ, we would grow to maturity in bearing the responsibility of caring for one another in the context of loving relationships and mutual ministry within the local church, rather than allowing one or a few pastors to take total responsibility for ministry (Ephesians 4:11-12). It's not about one or a small number of pastors bearing the total responsibility to care for the entire congregation, but rather it's about all disciples using their God-given spiritual gifts to provide mutual ministry in the context of the vibrant and strong local church.
Harvest East Valley also desires to offer an array of opportunities for every disciple to grow in relationship to Jesus Christ and connect with others. These opportunities include dynamic weekend worship services and church-wide special events, as well as a variety of adult, high school, junior high school, and children's ministries involving classes, Small Groups, and fellowship activities.
A mature disciple committed to a relationship with Christ focuses on personally worshiping Him, walking with Him, and working for Him. That person will experience significant growth in personal sanctification and therefore will experience a closer personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ as they become "mature in Christ" (Colossians 1:28).
We are committed to multiplying the godly characteristics of leaders' lives into others (2 Timothy 2:2), and we strongly believe this multiplication of ministry is key to the healthy growth of the church.
We believe the disciples of Jesus Christ should minister to one another in the local church, rather than one or a small number of professional pastors bearing total responsibility to care for the entire congregation. God has given spiritual gifts to all of His people to provide mutual ministry in the context of the healthy and strong local church (Ephesians 4:11-12).