March 29, 2013
The resurrection experience defines the ultimate Christian victory. Easter reminds us of better news.
Our Easter services this weekend focuses on the REMEMBRANCE, and the WORSHIP of Him who died for the forgiveness of MY sin. Here at Harvest Douala, we meet on, Sunday at 9:30 – 11:30 A.M.
Harvest Douala takes a break of our current series ENDURANCE, and we will come back to it for the last part after Easter. This week has been a wonderful week with our youth ministry camping and doing ministry together. They have been thrilled with extra biblical teachings on carrier orientation and the learning small commercial activities.
We are praying for you as you shout the glory and praise of Jesus. Visit and invite your friends and loved ones to Worship with us at Harvest Douala as we rejoice in Christ’s Victory!
You are loved,
♦ You should walk through our “Next Steps.”
♦ Attend the next Party with the Pastors. Once you have done that, then you can…
♦ Attend the next Making Harvest My Home. Once you have done that, then you can…
♦ Read our Membership commitment. Once you do, go to our contact page and send us a mail…
Thank you for your interest in joining the family of Harvest Bible Chapel, Douala – Cameroon! This is an important decision and we encourage you to make it carefully with lots of prayer. In making this decision you agree with our vision, which is; “To glorify God by making disciples” based on our Four Pillars. By entering into this covenant with us, you are saying you will Worship, Walk, and Work for Christ with us as your church family. We are happy to be in partnership with you as we honour Jesus Christ together.
I belong here. And God says that believers belong together (Hebrews 10:23-25). I sense that God wants me here with the people of Harvest Bible Chapel at this time in my walk with Christ, and I want to make a public declaration that I am committed to God’s work through this church.
I affirm, believe, and support the teaching of this church. And God says the believers had all things in common including devotion to the Apostles’ teaching (Acts 2:42-47). I desire to associate with people of like mind and conviction and embrace the authority of God’s Word in my life and the life of the church.
I share the same ministry goals as Harvest. And God says that believers are to be committed to one another for the sake of spiritual impact (Ephesians 4:16). I believe that Jesus has a work to do in Fort Wayne and around the world, and I am willing to join with others who have the same vision to see that it gets done.
I accept responsibility for a group of fellow believers in the family of God. And that is God’s plan as well (Galatians 6:1-2, 10). I want to be part of a caring network of people, sharing one another’s joys and sorrows, and helping one another grow through worship, Bible study, and fellowship.
I am accountable to mature brothers and sisters in Christ for my walk with God. And God warns against spiritual autonomy (Hebrews 13:17; Matthew 18:15-20). I want to receive the guidance, equipping, and assistance necessary to remain on target and I do not want to go it alone in standing for Jesus Christ.
Four Membership Covenants…
1. I have by faith become a follower of Jesus Christ and I have been baptised as a visible way of demonstrating that commitment.
2. Because a disciple worships Christ, I will attend and fully participate in weekend worship services at Harvest.
3. Because a disciple walks with Christ, I will seek to maintain consistent disciplines of Bible study, prayer, and personal witness. I will walk in fellowship with other believers at Harvest by participating in the Small Group ministry at some level. To maintain unity in fellowship, I will neither criticize nor listen to criticism concerning any member(s) of this body and will, when personally offended, speak directly and lovingly with those involved.
4. Because a disciple works for Christ, I will seek a place to serve with Harvest that corresponds with my spiritual gifts and passions. I will financially support the ministries of Harvest by faithfully giving back to the Lord a biblical portion of my increase.
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