Harvest Bible Chapel

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6 hrs
43 mins

Living Word Choir Auditions

September 7, 2018

Welcome to the Living Word Choir sign-up page!

The Living Word Choir is comprised of singers from across all of our Harvest Campuses. We’re looking for those who are gifted and passionate about singing to come together for some special times of worship and praise. We aim to stretch and challenge those involved vocally by the music selected and, because it’s members stem from all of our campuses, we will have a limited schedule.

Please fill-in the information below to book your audition.

Below are a list of songs to be used for the audition. Come in prepared already knowing the material and ready to sing. You will be singing in both a group and individually.

Audition Songs
“Spirit Of The Living God” by Vertical Worship – Female Song – individual – Verse, Chorus and Bridge
“Lamb Of God” by Vertical Worship – Male Song – individual – Verse, Chorus and Bridge
“Lord, You are Good” by Israel Houghton – Group sing – know the song – We will be swaying, singing, clapping and harmonizing.

Some of the things we will be looking for include:
1. Range
2. Pitch
3. Tone
4. Ability to harmonize
5. Ability to move and sing (sway, clap and sing)
6. Ability to blend with others

Once you book your audition you will receive a confirmation email with the time and campus for audition. If you do not get an email after signing up please email jcollado@harvestbible.org.

Next Step Groups | Crystal Lake

September 5, 2018

At Harvest we believe being in community is paramount to growing in your walk with Christ.  In addition to worship, we encourage everyone to be in some kind of small group.  Besides regular small groups, these four groups are geared for specific types of learning and are a great first step to entering into a Harvest small group forum.

  • Women’s Campus Groups
    Begins week of September 17:  We’ll be going through the book Included in Christ by Heather Holleman. This is a 8-week study in the book of Ephesians offered Tuesday evenings, 7:00-9:00pm or Thursday mornings, 9:00-11:00am.
  • Biblical Soul Care H.O.P.E. Groups
    When life gets hard, or you find yourself in a situation that is difficult to manage on your own, H.O.P.E. Groups will teach you to work through them in a manner that both glorifies God and helps you in your situation. Wednesday nights, starting September 19, from 6:30-8:00pm. Harvestbiblechapel.org/hopegroups
  • Financial Peace University Small Group
    Tuesday nights beginning September 19, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
    This is a 9-week course that teaches you how to get your finances in order and how to do it biblically… harvestbiblechapel.org/fputhursdayscl
  • Essentials of Growing In Christ
    Sundays: 11:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. starting September 9.
    This 9-session class offers a solid understanding of the basic promises of God, and will help you grasp the essentials of the Christian Life.  Harvestbiblechapel.org/essentials

Submit a Recommendation for Harvest-Endorsed Counselor

August 30, 2018


THIS LINK is to be used only by Harvest Pastors/Directors, Coaches, and Small Group Leaders to submit a recommendation for someone from their campus to begin the process of becoming a Harvest-Endorsed Counselor.

The endorsement process typically occurs over 6-9 months, and in some cases, can occur within 3-6 months for highly qualified candidates who have the capacity for a rigorous journey towards endorsement (“fast-track”).

Questions?  Contact Cheryl Singley at csingley@harvestbiblechapel.org

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August 23, 2018

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New Believers

August 11, 2018

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Spring/Summer 2018 Elder Update

June 22, 2018

The Elders have had productive meetings on April 17, May 15, and June 19. In addition to their normal practices of prayer and time in the Word, they focused on the following:


Policies Reviewed/Implemented

The Elders are responsible for initiating and maintaining policies that govern the activities of Harvest Bible Chapel, as well as ensuring staff accountability and conformity to established policy. In spring 2018 meetings, the Elders have reviewed updated policies surrounding, the 10 Moral Fences (practices our pastors follow to avoid any appearance of impropriety or falling into moral sin), document retention, Whistleblower, and Finance Policies. A positive report on an audit of church security procedures was also discussed at length.


Family Meetings

During these months, the staff Executive Leadership Team went with representatives from the Elder Board to each campus for a ‘family meeting.’ Attendance at these meetings was strong, with several thousand in attendance in total. The content presented included:

  • Lead Pastors – as a step towards next generation leadership, five men (Pastors Trei Tatum, Jeff Donaldson, Mohan Zachariah, and Landon and Luke MacDonald) have been given the title ‘Lead Pastor.’ These men have all been on staff a decade or more and many have observed their unique capacity to help as Harvest strives to be strong for the gospel for many years to come. Their responsibilities will be expanding, as will their opportunities for preaching and leadership church-wide.
  • Fall Funding Campaign – For the fifth time in our history, we are preparing to ask our church to give over and above regular giving to take new ground together. Plans are underway for a fall launch and dozens of volunteers are already hard at work. The overall vision for the campaign is next generation; half the giving going toward mortgage reduction and half going toward big projects. Big projects being prayed through include (1) an addiction recovery center at Camp Harvest, (2) two new campuses in 2019, (3) a worship center type building at Camp Harvest, and (4) a substantial building project at each of our current seven campuses. There will be much time given to information and questions in the months to come.
  • Financial Update – At each meeting, an up-to-date financial report was given. The campus where the meeting took place saw its financial contributions in context to the whole. Overall as a church, through June 15, we are about 2% behind our projected giving for the year. That’s well within our normal range and we rejoice at the faithfulness of God and the generosity of His church.


HCA / Harvest Elgin

In the June Elder Meeting, the initial findings of the Harvest Christian Academy/Harvest Elgin report were presented. Adjusting policy to allow both the school and church to be better partners to each other is the goal. The initial recommendations presented were well received and are being finalized for implementation this fall. This will likely include changes in weekend service times and school activity schedules.


Pastor Kurt Gebhards

As part of the Rolling Meadows family meeting on May 2, it was announced that Pastor Kurt is in the process of finding a new ministry assignment. Pastor Kurt spoke at length of his appreciation for our church and the blessing that Pastor James and Pastor Rick have been to his family. His desire to preach weekly and lead his own congregation has been known to our elders since he arrived and we affirm his gifts/calling to this kind of role. Landon and Luke MacDonald have agreed to jointly take on the Campus Pastor role in Rolling Meadows alongside their other responsibilities. The Gebhards family has served well the last two years and Kurt will continue on staff and in our church until his next opportunity arrives.


Pastor James Summer Break

As we approach our 30th Anniversary in September, Pastor James is beginning his annual study break. As part of his commitment to spending his life building a single church, the elders have long seen the benefit of a 6-week study break in the summertime to refresh and prepare for another year. In recent years, our other pastors have done a great job filling these weeks and will do so between now and the Summer Revival nights starting July 28. Please be in prayer for Pastor James and Kathy this summer, particularly this weekend, June 23-24, as they minister with Pastor Al and Debbie Blake at Harvest Bible Chapel St. Vincent.


The Elders of Harvest Bible Chapel



Summer Revival

June 16, 2018

What better way to spend a Saturday night? Come July 28, August 4, and August 11 to Harvest Bible Chapel in Elgin for a powerful evening of great music, gospel preaching, and fun for the entire family. We’ll be out on the front lawn so bring your chairs and picnic blankets! Each night will start at 4:00 pm and will go until dusk.


Women’s Summer Bible Study | Crystal Lake

May 25, 2018

“That You May Know” – A deep dive into 1,2,&3 John

Do you ever wrestle with doubt, relationships, confusion, or being tempted to just give in?  Join the club!  Let’s use some time this summer to be truly refreshed, strengthened, and gain clarity through 1,2,&3 John.

These letters from the Apostle John issue a resounding call to believers to walk in love, as they have been loved; yet they also address the church head-on regarding half-hearted Christian living and confused thinking about Christ.  John says that everyone is walking in either light or darkness, love or hatred, truth or falsehood; also, that we either confess Jesus as the Son of God who has come in the flesh, or we lend our support to the antichrist, who denies this. There is no middle ground! 

Join us as we engage the Scriptures, through the immensely profitable “Journibles” series, on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 – 9:00 pm, or Thursday mornings from 9:00 – 11:00 am for 8 weeks.

NOTE:  If you were in last summer’s 1 Peter study (Living Hope), you may use the same book!
Questions?  Contact Karen at khuizenga@harvestbiblechapel.org

Family Meetings

March 26, 2018

Join us for an all-church update, a campus-update, question and answer opportunity, and prayer. We’re also looking for your feedback through a survey at the meeting. Please sign up so we know to expect you.

Please take a minute to register here.

Act Like Men Palooza

March 22, 2018

Camp Harvest, our camp in Michigan, is the location of our biggest, craziest, most impactful men’s event: Act Like Men Palooza, June 8-10, 2018. Think camping, sports, competitions, food, and worship all rolled into one gigantic weekend. Registration is now open.