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We know planning is a big deal for local church ministry! In fact, the summer is a great time to sketch out the next school year. So, here are the Harvest Conference dates we know so far and we hope you can join us in ministry this year!
September 14, 2019 in Troy, IL
For worship leaders (volunteer or paid), teams, bands, vocals and tech. The day will include general sessions, breakouts and lunch. Bring your whole team. Best rate is a group rate before June 30.
OCTOBER 26, 2019
This one day event for 6th, 7th and 8th graders will be held in Troy, IL on October 26! We’re getting details finalized for Ignition 2019, but we do know this: middle school is a great age to invite to a road trip and conference! They hear speakers, see other believers and in general, faith can be ignited!
Fire-Up – February 21-23, 2020
Fire-Up Weekend is a discipleship conference in Troy, IL for high school students and college students – February 21-23, 2020. You’re invited to mark your calendar and be a part of this!
Peoria, IL – TBD
Marion, IL – March 21, 2010
Troy, IL – March 29, 2020
The Light Kids Conference – MOVE will be held in March of 2020. The goal of this event, like others, is to call the next generation to follow Jesus! The conference runs from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm and this years event we will be talking about Joshua and the battle of Jericho and other stories that help us be obedient when God leads us to MOVE.
Back 2005, Hal Hamilton and I connected to develop a conference for youth workers. The Well was born and over the last 14 years, hundreds of youth workers have attended The Well representing many different churches and denominations. Our original goal for The Well was to go to where youth workers were – hosting small group settings in various towns / cities around the state of Illinois. We have hosted The Well in approximately 85 different churches over the years with many different speakers and presenters.
I’m thankful for the moments when we are inspired with a new idea that helps move the needle of kingdom ministry. The Well has been one of those.
In about a month, we are offering two events and we’ve invited Hal Hamilton back (from Tulsa, OK) to share during them.
THE WELL – TROY (MAY 3)
The first one is Friday, May 3 from 9:00 – 12:30 pm in Troy, IL. The specific focus of this event is to share with youth workers from larger churches. I know that a relative term, but if you are on staff in student ministry (or if you are paid in this role) it’s like you are from a larger church. Even if you don’t feel like you are from a larger church, but would like to glean ideas and thoughts about building a stronger framework of leaders and a more pointed ministry to teenagers, you’re invited to register and attend.
After the seminar, we will have lunch together to visit and connect.
THE WELL – EFFINGHAM (MAY 4)
The second event is The Well in Effingham, IL. This particular event is held on a Saturday morning from 9:00 – 12:30 for the purpose of reaching paid, part-time and volunteer youth and children’s ministry leaders. Hal will be the featured speaker during this event on the topic of “Why Discipleship Doesn’t Seem To Be Working In Our Student Ministries.” In addition to the main talks, we will have breakout electives. Following the seminar, we will have lunch together. If you are serving in student ministry or children’s ministry in any capacity, you’re invited to register and attend this event. If you are leading a team of folks, you’re invited to bring as many as you can with you!
Growing up, I had some incredible children and student ministry leaders that spoke into my life and I’m praying for the opportunities to help equip and encourage those in the trenches for more effective ministry!
If you have any questions, contact me!
Tim Price (firstname.lastname@example.org)
We have a new Harvest Ministry Team Logo!
Thanks to Donna Franquemont for her excellent work and creativity!
The purpose behind the new logo is to describe again what Harvest is all about. We’ve boiled it down to these two things:
We go out. We raise up.
The arrow going to the left symbolizes Harvest going out.
Since we began in 1996, our mission has been to be available to serve in ministry. We go out to sing and lead worship for camps, churches, event and conferences. Harvest teams has served in countless settings, in many states, with thousands of people over the years!
We also raise up.
We invite the next generation to follow Christ. We raise up leaders within the church to serve on Harvest Teams. We raise up ministry leaders for more effective local church ministry. We do this through summer teams, weekend conferences for children, students and leaders and through Harvest Resources. Approximately 300 college age young adults have served on summer teams, countless volunteers have served in weekend conferences, and thousands from around the globe have utilized Harvest Resources.
As we approach the 23rd summer of Harvest Ministry, we want to remind ourselves to keep it simple. We go out in the name of Jesus and raise people up to take the lead in the church!
We’d love to connect with you!
Here are some ways to do so:
Fire-Up 2019 in Troy, IL was a
The theme was Consecrated. It was about our lives being set apart, about holiness and about responding to God’s work in our hearts.
Harvest led worship (Tim, Emily, Ava, Clint, Dtat, Drew, Nate
We’re praying for opportunities for students to see God at work in their lives! We’re praying that decision and commitments made at Fire-Up would have eternal impact!
It was awesome to have college students in an
On behalf of the core team (Erin, Clint and Brad), we want to extend a heartfelt thanks!
Here are some links from the weekend: