September 14–15 — Communicated updates from the efforts of the Leadership Vision Summit and details about the future direction of the church. Watch here.
September 7 – Niles to begin its transition to independence with shared services agreement in place with HBC
August —Received a revised list of issues to be in the arbitration process from James MacDonald
May — Received letter informing us that our former Senior Pastor, James MacDonald is pursuing arbitration with Harvest Bible Chapel through the Institute for Christian Conciliation (ICC). See May update here. See what arbitration is here.
August 9-10 – Vision Summit with Elders, Church Leadership Team, and Campus Pastors to advance the priorities of the church
May 2019 — Decision to plant Niles as an independent church
April 30 — Instated new Elder Board (see 9 members here)
March 2019 — Instated Church Leadership Team (see members here)
Complete the search for Operations Leader
Begin the search for Lead Teaching Pastor
Arbitration: While the church has not entered the arbitration process, we have received a list of issues from James MacDonald. We are currently working with the Institute of Christian Conciliation (ICC) to determine and finalize which issues would be subject to an arbitration process. The three arbiters who will serve as the arbitration panel for this process have been selected.
January 1, 2020 – Niles is to be completely independent, including operations
January 2020 – Install Updated Elder Board
Select the 4 additional Lay Elders to the Elder Board
Install 2 Campus Pastors and Senior Leaders to the Elder Board
November 13 — A Night with Tim Tebow featuring Vertical Worship
Harvest Christian Academy 2019-2020: launched an International Student Program
Vertical Worship: Next Album recording on September 12 (the second Worship Night)
All Church Worship Nights: second Thursday of the month in Rolling Meadows (beginning August 8)
July 2019 — Camp Harvest Junior High and High School Summer Camps: 70+ salvation decisions
June 2019 — Act Like Men Palooza Unplugged: 590 men. See the recap here.
June 2019 — High Five: 3200 kids + volunteers, 120+ salvation decisions. See the recap here.
February 2019 — Wake Up Student Conference: 1200+ students, 50 salvation decisions. See the recap here.
Harvest Christian Academy 2018-2019: Top 2% SAT scores in Illinois; Baseball team made it to the State Finals; 10,000+ hours of community service and outreach by the students; budget ended in black
Vertical Worship: Yes I Will picked up by K-Love radio station
November 2019 — Thanksgiving Meals delivered to families in need