Updates @Harvest Douala

Anniversary

 

 

 

 

 

We celebrated our first anniversary this past weekend with 135 in attendance and 5 professed Christ in freely accepting His salvation. In our morning service we had 91 people – A full house indeed. Increasingly, we are seeing our church community growing with people coming off the streets here in Bonaberi – Douala. To God alone we give glory.

This weekend we are pursuing with our G3 series on Giving. We want to determine what the mind of God is concerning our     givings here at Harvest Douala. From God’s word we have to understand that for us to free ourselves from all the misunderstanding on givings, one vital question needs to be answered. In every income we must ask, what is the portion of God and what our portion? Regularly asking such a question and faithfully apportioning our incomes as designed in God’s Word will free us from all anxiety and bring us everlasting peace in our finances.

Therefore, in this week we dive into God’s word in Luke 12:32-34 to understand how God wants us to be free from anxiety and know how to deal with our possessions including money. Luke 12 reminds me how valuable I am above all else in the eyes of God. Is the life not more valuable than our possessions, Jesus asked? Most people serve their possessions instead of experiencing the opposite. Or better still most people are serving to store up possessions for themselves in the wrong places. Where your possession is, there your heart will also be. The fact remains that the store houses for most people’s possession is in the wrong place – the place where moth, rust and thieves easily find them to destroy. God will have us change our store houses. He is pointing us to one place – Heaven. Heaven is the only store house that is rid of the agents of destruction.

Join me as we Walk in the Word of God to fulfill his purpose and not ours concerning our finances.

Ebua Kum

Senior Pastor

Harvest Bible Chapel Douala.

Harvest Douala Baptisms

Harvest Douala, Cameroon launched in the fall of 2012. God is working in this diverse country to bring many to Himself. Pastor Ebua Kum faithfully preaches the Word of God each weekend and God is using it to change lives. Ebua shares how God is working:

“The gospel is the ‘…power of God unto salvation…’ (Romans 1:16). Simply put, God has placed intrinsic power in the gospel itself to draw people unto Himself. We have had 2 baptisms at Harvest Douala. In October, four individuals were baptized and this past May, nine more people publicly declared their faith through baptism. We have seen God’s faithfulness in redeeming and transforming lives for Christ.


Among the recent nine, 3 were children of the same household. Tatiana and her 2 brothers openly declared their faith in Christ. They repented from the idol worship and fetish practices of their father to commit to Christ as Lord. Selky, came to Harvest after our outreach team preached to him 3 months ago. He committed himself to Christ and now got baptized. Selky has been out of church for a very long time. He describes the baptism experience as “wonderful” and is happy for what God has done.

Thierry, the eldest, never had any form of organized church life. He found his way into Harvest Douala on his own accord – God drawing men to himself. He describes his experience at Harvest as “profound.” To all, it was a restored relationship with God that translated into visible joy as all emerged from the creek waters of the Atlantic Ocean here in Douala.” – Ebua Kum, Senior Pastor of Harvest Douala, Cameroon.

Baptisms at Harvest Bible Chapel Douala

Harvest Douala, Cameroon launched in the fall of 2012. God is working in this diverse country to bring many to Himself. Pastor Ebua Kum faithfully preaches the Word of God each weekend and God is using it to change lives. Ebua shares how God is working:

“The gospel is the ‘…power of God unto salvation…’ (Romans 1:16). Simply put, God has placed intrinsic power in the gospel itself to draw people unto Himself. We have had 2 baptisms at Harvest Douala. In October, four individuals were baptized and this past May, nine more people publicly declared their faith through baptism. We have seen God’s faithfulness in redeeming and transforming lives for Christ.


Among the recent nine, 3 were children of the same household. Tatiana and her 2 brothers openly declared their faith in Christ. They repented from the idol worship and fetish practices of their father to commit to Christ as Lord. Selky, came to Harvest after our outreach team preached to him 3 months ago. He committed himself to Christ and now got baptized. Selky has been out of church for a very long time. He describes the baptism experience as “wonderful” and is happy for what God has done.

Thierry, the eldest, never had any form of organized church life. He found his way into Harvest Douala on his own accord – God drawing men to himself. He describes his experience at Harvest as “profound.” To all, it was a restored relationship with God that translated into visible joy as all emerged from the creek waters of the Atlantic Ocean here in Douala.” – Ebua Kum, Senior Pastor of Harvest Douala, Cameroon.

Experience Harvest Douala


Harvest Douala Worship Service.

 March 29, 2013

Dear Friend

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,
Ebua Kum
Senior PASTOR

Get Connected! Consider Membership at Harvest Bible Chapel Douala

    

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Welcome

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.

Membership Says…

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.

A Message from Senior Pastor, Ebua Kum.

Several may ask what it means to be, “first  a vertical and then a Missional church.” I think I will call the church in the Bible a Vertical Church. That’s what we are going for, and from the very beginning it will be an experiment that asked these important questions: Read more