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May 21, 2019

Elgin Community Life

We want to pray for you! Have a loved one in the military? Added a new member to your family? Have a senior graduating this year? Is your child in a sport with games we can attend? Military Service New Addition to Family Graduating High School Seniors Kids Sports    

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May 18, 2019

Church Leadership Team Update | May 18, 2019

Dear Harvest Family, On May 16, 2019, we received a letter informing us that James MacDonald is pursuing arbitration with Harvest Bible Chapel through the Institute for Christian Conciliation. Arbitration is a method used to resolve disputes outside of the courts. Essentially, it allows a group of arbitrators to listen to arguments presented by both […]

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May 18, 2019

May 18, 2019 Elder Update

Dear Harvest Family, On May 16, 2019, we received a letter informing us that James MacDonald is pursuing arbitration with Harvest Bible Chapel through the Institute for Christian Conciliation. Arbitration is a method used to resolve disputes outside of the courts.  Essentially, it allows a group of arbitrators to listen to arguments presented by both […]

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May 9, 2019

Church Leadership Team Update | May 9, 2019

Church Family, We have a few updates and announcements we want to share with you this week. Family Meeting Nights In an effort to communicate through multiple avenues in this season and to care for our church well, there will be a “Family Meeting” at all of our campuses in the month of May. Church […]

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May 9, 2019

On January 7, 2018, we received information that Paxton had been engaging in an inappropriate texting relationship with a student. Paxton’s employment was terminated “with cause” immediately. This is verified by an “acceptance of termination” letter signed by Paxton on January 7, 2018. Additionally, a call was made by Landon MacDonald, former Lead Pastor of […]

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May 3, 2019

Church Leadership Team Update | May 3, 2019

Dear Harvest Family, A recent development has occurred that we, the Elder Board and the Church Leadership Team, wish to bring to your attention, our church family.  On April 12, a separation agreement between James MacDonald and Harvest Bible Chapel was signed. However, the agreement was contingent on our mortgage lender’s approval. Today, we were encouraged […]

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Apr 27, 2019

Church Leadership Team Update | April 27, 2019

Dear Harvest Family, As of April 17, 2019, the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) has terminated Harvest Bible Chapel’s membership due to “significant violations of ECFA’s Standards: 2, 3, 4, and 6.” (You can find those standards here.) The greatest area of failure to meet ECFA’s standards was in the management and control of […]

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Apr 24, 2019

Church Leadership Team Updates

Find updates and important information for the church family. Check back regularly for new and timely information about what God is doing at Harvest Bible Chapel.

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Apr 24, 2019

Church Leadership Team Update | April 23, 2019

Dear Harvest Family, As mentioned in our last email, we have been working on updates to share with you about church-related matters. And those updates are still coming, but first, we want to be true to the calling of the Lord to be thankful even in the middle of our difficult season. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 […]

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Apr 14, 2019

Church Leadership Team Update | April 14, 2019

Dear Harvest Family, In the fall of 2018, we launched the Closer Campaign that involved four commitments. We committed to a faith pledge of offerings, taking the next step in our walk with Christ, finding ways to work for the Lord, and seeking to witness to people in our lives who don’t yet know the […]

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