We are so glad you could join us at City Harvest Family Church today! We hope you have/will enjoy sharing the presence of GOD during worship and the word, and getting involved in other ministries at CHFC. This website page provides information about us and what we believe.
Pastor Jim and Deaconess Ann Pratt
Pastor Collin and Deaconess Sarah Mbango
Pastor William and Deaconess Nicole Carlson
Pastor Yousaf and Hinna Younis
Deacon Brian and Deaconess Jacquie Packham
Deacon Mike and Deaconess Tracy Vincent
City Harvest Family Church is just one part of the Body of Christ throughout the world. Jesus Christ is the central theme of all our services. It is a place where the young and old, rich and poor, are welcome to worship, pray, and study the word of God together. It is our desire to provide a place where people can come to know Jesus Christ, not only as Savior, but also as Lord.
We believe the Church is not a building-though we may meet in one on Sundays- but that it is a family of brothers and sisters who are GOD’s children through faith in Jesus Christ. Jesus said that others would know we were His disciples by the love we show toward one another. We hope you will want to be a part of City Harvest not because of its building, exciting preaching, or great music, but because of the love that is shown one to another in and outside the church building.
We believe the whole and perfect truth contained in the Bible stands as a moral compass in an changeable and uncertain world. It is able to strengthen our faith, bring spiritual growth, and provide direction for daily living.
What We Believe
The Holy Bible contains 66 books and is the only inspired, infallible, inerrant, and authoritative Word of God. It is the basis of and is sufficient for all of our beliefs, philosophy, doctrine, discipline, and counsel. The eternal Godhead is One God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, each possessing all attributes of deity: Creator of all, all loving, just, the One who has made covenant with mankind through Jesus Christ.
The person of Jesus Christ is fully man and fully God. He is the express image of the invisible God. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, worked miracles, died a voluntary, substitutional atoning death on a cross, rose bodily from the dead, according to the Scriptures, ascended to heaven and is seated at the right hand of God and will come again to judge the living and the dead.
The Gospel of Jesus Christ is God’s love demonstrated in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Thus, he satisfied divine justice and accomplished salvation for all who trust in Him. We receive forgiveness of sins and eternal life as a gift by God’s grace and through faith alone.
The salvation of man requires acceptance of Jesus’ shed blood and resurrection as the only way of salvation for mankind. Repentance from sin, confessing faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Resurrected Lord, and regeneration by the indwelling Holy Spirit is essential for personal salvation. Through this born-again experience, eternal life in Heaven and salvation from eternal Hell is gained by the persevering believer.
I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ His only Son, our Lord; Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pointius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; He descended into Hell; the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into Heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy universal church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
The Holy Spirit indwells every believer at the point of salvation to become the source of assurance, strength, and wisdom. The Holy Spirit guides in understanding and applying the truth of the Word of God. His power and control are appropriated by faith and make it possible to lead a life of Christ-like character to the glory of God.
The Holy Spirit Baptism is an experience of being immersed and filled with God’s Spirit. This baptism from above enables the believer to witness of the resurrection and manifest gifts and ministries with power. The common evidence of this baptism is speaking in tongues, and the evidence of being filled with the Spirit is love from a pure heart.
The Gifts of the Spirit are given to each believer to edify the church and as miracles to attract unbelievers. Prophecy, healings, and tongues are common manifestations of the Holy Spirit among us. This should all be done decently and in order.
Ministry Gifts of the Holy Spirit are five ministries Christ gave to the Church for oversight, maturing, edification, and strengthening. The apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor, and teacher are the elders of the church and with the deacons are the official government of the church.
The Local Christian Church is the spiritual body of believers joined to Christ for discipleship in the Word, fellowship in love, sharing the Lord’s table, prayers, and evangelism. Normal Christian life and growth are only possible in an assembly of Spirit-filled believers.
Giving of Finances is an act of worship. Tithes (10% of gross income), offerings (free-will gifts), and alms (to meet the needs of the poor) are given regularly to the local church and are overseen and dispersed by the elders and deacons. The finances are used to support the ministries and missions of the local church.
The Christian’s Growth is dependent on their heart response to Christ producing maturity in character and gifts. Vital to growth is regular study of God’s word, prayer, fellowship in God’s Spirit, and spiritual warfare. Humility, integrity, diligence, and zeal are essential to victory and maturity.
In the Old Testament times clapping was used as a means of mocking the enemy when the battle was soon to begin. We see this illustrated in Lamentations 2:15, which speaks of God’s enemies clapping their hands in derisions against the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
Clapping was also used as an expression of the victory God has given over the enemy (see Psalm 47:1). It is therefore used both as a means of honoring God and as a hissing and mocking against the enemy, declaring that he is a defeated foe.
Lamentations 2:15 (NKJV)
15 All who pass by clap their hands at you; They hiss and shake their heads At the daughter of Jerusalem: “Is this the city that is called ‘The perfection of beauty, The joy of the whole earth’?” Hiss: Hebrew: shāraq – to be shrill, i.e. to whistle or hiss (as a call or in scorn)
Job 27:23 (KJV)
23 Men shall clap their hands at him, and shall hiss him out of his place.
Nahum 3:19 (NKJV)
19 Your injury has no healing, Your wound is severe. All who hear news of you Will clap their hands over you, For upon whom has not your wickedness passed continually?
Psalms 47:1-2 (NKJV)
1 Oh, clap your hands, all you peoples! Shout to God with the voice of triumph!
2 For the Lord Most High is awesome; He is a great King over all the earth.
Clapping: Used for Worship and for War
2 Corinthians 1:20 (NKJV)
20 For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.
Genesis 15:5-6 (NKJV)
5 Then He brought Abraham outside and said, “Look now toward heaven, and count the stars if you are able to number them.” And He said to him, “So shall your descendants be.” 6 And he believed in the LORD, and He accounted it to him for righteousness.
Believed: Hebrew Amen: English: So be it unto me
Revelation 3:14 (KJV)
14 These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;
When you say AMEN – you are saying – All the promise of God in Him (Christ) are Yes and in Him AMEN!
The last Word in the New Testament: AMEN
Revelation 22:21 (KJV) 21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.
Complete your agreement to the Word of God by adding your AMEN!
You must add your AMEN to God’s promise to complete the circle of Blessing!
Jewish Rabi’s tell us AMEN is like a Royal Seal on a Kings letter. When the King drafts a letter it has no authority unless it has the Kings Seal. Jesus is the AMEN, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God!
JUST SAY AMEN!