New to Harvest Baptist Church?

Visiting any church for the very first time can be a daunting experience. We hope your first visit here will be refreshing, friendly, and enjoyable for your whole family.  We do encourage you to arrive about 10 minutes early so you’ll have time to park and give us time to help you and your family to the right location.

Pastor Jared Baldwin, Executive Pastor, answers to a few questions you may have upon visiting our church for the first time.


What are the service times?

Adult Bible Fellowships and Children’s Bible Time begin every Sunday morning at 9:30 am and offer classes for all ages. Sunday morning worship begins at 10:30 am in the church auditorium. The Family Bible Hour, our Sunday evening service, begins at 6:00 pm in the church auditorium.

For Wednesday nights (Thursday nights during the months of June and July), we offer a variety of programs for all ages.

Sunday
9:30 am Adult Bible Fellowships
9:30 am Children's Program (FLC)
10:30 am Worship Service
6:00 pm Family Bible Hour
Wednesday
6:30 pm HEART 4 Christ (FLC)
6:40 pm Children 2 Christ (FLC)
7:00 pm Adult Classes/Prayer
7:00 pm Nursery

 
 

7:00 pm Parenting Video Series
7:00 pm Marriage Video Study
7:00 pm Korean Bible Study

How long are services and what are they like?

Services generally last about 1 hour and 30 minutes. Our worship services are a time of joyful worship and praise, with a focus on congregational worship. Pastor Herron gives Bible-based messages lasting 30-45 minutes. At the end of the message, Pastor Herron invites anyone who does not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ to accept Him. This is also a time for personal prayer with God over changes we may need to make in our lives. Counseling is also available. His messages are timely and applicable.

After each service, we welcome everyone to stay and enjoy the fellowship with each other. We take a special time after the Sunday morning services to meet with our guests. We invite them to join us at our campus coffee shop, HeBrews Woldwide Café, to enjoy a free tea or coffee as a thank you for visiting.

Video and audio downloads of the morning service are also available online.


What options are available for my children?

Infant - 24 months old:

The Harvest Baptist Church nursery provides love and care to all children. Nurturing volunteers help with the care of each child during every service. We provide a clean, safe, and comfortable atmosphere for the children to play, rest, and eat. The infant room (0-12 months) is equipped with swings, walkers, highchairs, bouncers, and beds. The Walker room (12-24 months) is designed to give the children ample room to play inside with an inviting atmosphere of a beautiful garden mural as well as a covered outside area with slides and tricycles. During church, these children will be introduced to Jesus by singing Bible songs on DVD and coloring a Bible story.  Every service the children have a scheduled time of playing outside, snacks and water break, story, songs, coloring, and using the potty or changing diapers.

2 years old - 6th grade:

On Sunday mornings starting at 9:30, we offer an exciting program called Children’s Bible Time, where the children (2 years -6th grade) will enjoy singing, craft time, Bible lessons, missionary stories and more. On Wednesday evenings, they are invited to attend our AWANA program which starts at 6:30 pm. (AWANA does not meet during the months of June and July).

7th grade - 12th grade:

For 7th-12th graders, HEART for Christ is a great place for them to have the opportunity to cultivate friendships with other teenagers and be personally challenged in their walk with God through preaching and personal discipleship. They meet every Sunday at 9:30 am and every Wednesday at 6:30 pm (Thursdays during June and July). There are also many exciting and life-building activities throughout the year.


How do I get to Harvest Baptist Church?

Going South on Marine Corps Drive:

  1. Continue South on Marine Corps Drive until you get to the a 3 way stop light for Route 8.
  2. Turn Left onto Route 8 and continue up hill.
  3. Keep driving about 1.5 miles until you reach the stop light at the Mobil / McDonald intersection or Kanada-Toto Loop Road
  4. Turn Right on Kanada-Toto Loop Road and continue for about 1/4 mile.
  5. Turn Left on Machuate Street where you will see the Harvest Ministries.
  6. Continue on road until you see the auditorium on the right.

Going North on Marine Corps Drive:

  1. Continue North on Marine Corps Drive until you get to the a 3 way stop light for Route 8.
  2. Turn Right onto Route 8 and continue up hill.
  3. Keep driving about 1.5 miles until you reach the stop light at the Mobil / McDonald intersection or Kanada-Toto Loop Road
  4. Turn Right on Kanada-Toto Loop Road and continue for about 1/4 mile.
  5. Turn Left on Machuate Street where you will see the Harvest Ministries.
  6. Continue on road until you see the auditorium on the right.


Where do I go once I’m there?

Visitor parking is available close to the front entrance of the Harvest Auditorium.  A Welcome Center kiosk will be set up under the main awning of the church auditorium before Sunday morning service and Wednesday (Thursday during the summer) evening service. You will find helpful people there who will gladly answer any questions and direct you and your family where to go.


How Should I Dress?

There is not a dress code at Harvest Baptist Church for members or guests. Our ministry leaders and some of our church family dress in more traditional “Sunday” dress such as a collared shirt and pants; however, our main goal is that you would feel welcome and comfortable on your visit here.

Am I Expected to Participate in the Offering?

Harvest Baptist Church does believe tithing is a Biblical principle and we do encourage it. However, our guests should not feel any obligation to participate. We would request that, as a guest, you would fill out a Guest Information card, and we would ask you to drop it in the offering plate.