What should you expect when you visit Harvest Apostolic Church?
Visiting a new place for the first time can be pretty intimidating. What will it be like? What time does it start? What should I wear? What's available for my kids? We wanted to answer a few of these questions to help make your first visit as enjoyable as possible. Feel free to contact us with any further questions. We want to make sure you are informed and comfortable as you visit Harvest Apostolic Church.
Why we come together?
Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. (Hebrews 10:-25). Worship is something we can do individually, but God places special importance on believers worshipping together. We understand there are times when things come up, such as sickness or conflicting work schedules, but we believe that all should make it a priority to be in church at every possible opportunity. Great things happen at church!
What happens when I first arrive?
Upon entering lobby we encourage you to stop by our welcome center where you will be greeted and we will help you get acclimated. We encourage you to arrive 10-15 minutes prior to the start of service. This is a great way to meet people and get a good seat.
What can I expect in the service?
At the beginning of service it is our custom to gather in the front of the sanctuary. The ladies will gather to the left and the men to the right. Please feel free to participate in ways in which you are comfortable. Expect a passionate, heartfelt worship service with great music that is both uplifting and reflective. Lyrics to all of the songs we sing will be projected onto a large screen. Expect dynamic, practical teaching from the Bible with plenty of applications for everyday life. Normally our services end with a time of prayer or a challenge for our lives. After church many people mingle and talk, both inside and outside. If you hang around a little while, we would love to have a chance to chat with you, as well.
What's available for my kids?
On Sundays after a time of welcome and worship, the children's class is dismissed and they have their own session in nearby rooms where they will remain until the main adult service ends. They will then be re-united with their families.
What should I wear?
We want you to be comfortable when you visit, so wear what you're comfortable wearing! At each service, you'll see people in suits and ties as well as jeans and t-shirts.
What if I have questions?
Our hospitality agents will always be readily available to answer any questions that you might have. We're here to serve you and make you feel like part of the family!
What We Believe
Harvest Apostolic Church is a Bible-based church. We're Bible-based in that we seek to base all of our beliefs and our lifestyle on explicit passages of the Bible or on biblical principles. Based on Scripture, we believe the following . . .
Our basic and fundamental doctrine shall be the Bible standard of full salvation, which is repentance, baptism in water by immersion in the name of Jesus for the remission of sins, and the baptism of the Holy Ghost with the initial sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance. (Ephesians 2:8-9; John 3:3-5; Acts 2:38; I Peter 3:20,21; Mark 16:16; Titus 3:5)
We shall endeavor to keep the unity of the Spirit until we all come into the unity of the faith, all the same time admonishing all brethren that they shall not contend for their different views to the disunity of the body.
ABOUT THE BIBLE
The Bible is the literal Word of God, a divine revelation from God to man that is applicable to our lives today. We accept it as the authority for salvation and Christian living. (II Timothy 3:15-17)
There is one God. He is the one ever-living, eternal God: infinite in power, holy in nature, attributes and purpose; and possessing absolute, indivisible deity. This God has revealed Himself as our Father as Creator of all things, in His Son, Jesus Christ, as Redeemer and as the Holy Spirit in Regeneration. Jesus Christ is God manifested in flesh. He is both God and man, the incarnate God. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Ephesians 4:4-6; Colossians 2:9; I Timothy 3:16)
ABOUT SIN AND SALVATION
Everyone has sinned and needs salvation. Salvation comes by grace through faith based on the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ. (Romans 3:23-25; 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9, John 3:5, Luke 13:3, Acts 2:38).
ABOUT THE GOSPEL
The saving gospel is the good news that Jesus died for our sins, was buried, and rose again. We obey the gospel (II Thessalonians 1:8; I Peter 4:17) by repentance (death to sin), water baptism in the name of Jesus Christ (burial), and receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit (resurrection). (See I Corinthians 15:1-4; Acts 2:4, 37-39; Romans 6:3-4.)
ABOUT CHRISTIAN LIVING
As Christians we are to love God and others. We should live a holy life inwardly and outwardly, and worship God joyfully. We believe the Church has been "called out" of the world to be a habitation of God through the Spirit. As the body of Christ on earth, the church offers hope to mankind. The supernatural gifts of the Spirit, including healing, are for the church today. (Mark 12:28-31; II Corithians 7:1; Hebrews 12:14; I Corinthians 12:8-10)
ABOUT DIVINE HEALING
Miracles have not ceased because Jesus Christ has not changed (Hebrews 13:8). Christ shed His blood for the redemption of our souls, the healing of our bodies, the restoration of peace to our mind (Isaiah 53:5; Psalm 103:3). Believers are commanded to pray for the sick (Mark 16:18; James 5:14).
ABOUT THE GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT
The biblical manifestation of the gifts of the Holy Spirit are still in operation today. God ministers to His people through tongues, interpretation of tongues, prophecy; words of knowledge and wisdom, discerning of spirits, faith, working of miracles, healing, helps and government. Mark 16:15-18; Acts 5:16; 2 Corinthians 12:1-11
ABOUT THE FUTURE
Jesus Christ is coming again to catch away His church. In the end will be the final resurrection and the final judgment. The righteous will inherit eternal life, and the unrighteous eternal death. (See I Thessalonians 4:16-17; Revelation 20:11-15.)
Marriage has been instituted by God. Harvest Apostolic Church defines “marriage” as the exclusive covenantal union of one man and one woman in which such a union is a lifetime commitment. A civil governments sanction of a union will be recognized as a legitimate marriage by the church (HAC) only to the extent that it is consistent with the definition of “marriage” found in this statement.
ABOUT HUMAN SEXUALITY
Legitimate sexual relations are exercised solely within marriage. Hence, sexual relations outside of marriage (referred to in the New Testament as “porneia”) including but not limited to, adultery, premarital sex, homosexuality, and pedophilia are inconsistent with the teaching of the Bible and the Church. Further, lascivious conduct, transgenderism, and the creation and/or distribution and/or viewing of pornography, are incompatible with the biblical witness.
The Books of Acts
According to the Word of God, Genesis is the beginning of the Earth and Acts is the beginning of the Church. In the beginning the church was birthed through prayer and fasting. It was birthed as the power of God fell on those whom were seeking the face of God.(Acts 2) Each time someone experienced a spiritual birth in the book of Acts they were baptized in the name of Jesus and received the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in other tongues. And miracles, signs, and wonders followed them.
The 20th Century
Since the book of Acts there has always been a people that remained faithful to the apostles' doctrine. No matter the persecution, no matter how others have changed doctrine, there has always been a people who have experienced everything recorded in the book of Acts. During the 20th and 21st century the world has been and is experiencing a revival in revelation of the Word of God and the experiences in the book of Acts.
What happened in the book of Acts is happening in the World today!
Founded by Mike Stocks in 2002 in Williamstown, a community in Northern Kentucky, Harvest Apostolic Church, has grown to be an influential part of its community. In 2005 under the divine will of God, Evangelist Michael Pullens of Picayune, Mississippi relocated his family to Williamstown, KY in order to take over the leadership of H.A.C. as Pastor. In fifteen years, the congregation has grown from five to just over one hundred. H.A.C. gives honor to the elders whom paved the path for the advancement of the Word of God in Williamstown, KY.