I’ve recorded a handful of 60 second videos for our July Update… and included a quick joke at the end of each one – watch them all!
Thanks for taking a look at the Harvest Ministry Team Blogs and Updates. If you're looking for the Harvest Resources Blog (timpriceblog.com) please visit http://www.timpriceblog.com/.
Do you listen to podcasts? Here are two for you!
Both of these podcast are available on Apple, Google, Spotify or whatever podcast platform you’d like to use.
The Harvest Podcast includes interviews from Harvest Team Members and ministry ideas and thoughts related to Tim Price Blog.
The Worship Leader Toolbox is geared toward worship leaders and team.
Here are a few samples to get you started:
Much of our Harvest music is online, but here are a handful of albums that aren’t online – and we have several boxes of CD’s in storage! So, they are a bargain – $1, plus $3.99 for shipping for one or all four!
The cost is $1 per CD and shipping is $3.99 for one or all four. We’d love to send them out!
BIG GOD and WALK IN THE LIGHT were both recorded with kids ministry in mind.
Super Hero, *Climb, Great Big God, *Dive In, *You You You, Lions, *Dream Big, Undignified, He’s My Rock, Deep Down, My Redeemer Lives, I’ve Got a Song in My Heart, *Walk in the Light, There’s a Word of Exultation, Whose Side Are You Leanin’ On, *Shine Down Your Light, I Like Bananas, Jesus Loves Me (Blues), Iggle Wiggle, Cast Your Burdens (Hiya Hiya), My Life is in You, *I Will Not Fear, Clap Your Hands
THERE IS HOPE and GLORIFY are from the early 2000’s and have several vintage worship songs including some original Harvest songs.
Forever. Come Now is the Time to Worship, So Good To Me, Holy Spirit, Be Glorified, Better Is One Day. I’ll Obey, God of Wonders, Amazing Grace, I Have A Father (He Knows My Name), All Who are Thirsty, *Glorify, *10-Word Song: “Short On Cash”, *Just Around the Corner, , I’m Trading My Sorrows (Yes Lord), Every Move I Make, *Create in Me, O Lord, You’re Beautiful, Open the Eyes of My Heart, *To Live is Christ, There is Joy in the Lord, We Fall Down (We Bow Down), *Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus, Heart of Worship, *There is Hope
*Denotes songs written by Tim Price / Harvest Team Members
We’re so thankful for the many people who listen to the Harvest Music on Spotify. Thanks for including songs on playlists, sharing with them students, children and families and for buying albums.
Here are some updates and facts:
- Nothing I Hold Onto is still the top streamed song.
- Outside of the USA, Harvest music has been most streamed in Canada followed by the UK.
- Most all the revenue from Harvest Music comes through Spotify, followed by Apple, iTunes, Amazon and Youtube.
- King of Heaven has the most listens from the Harvest EP.
- Rock, Sword, Shield is the most listen to (over the last six months) from the Kids Fun Songs Albums.
- The fact that “Revival” from the new Acoustic Revival instrumental album and “Iggle Wiggle” are at the same amount of downloads sums up a bit of the wide range of Harvest MInistry.
Over the years of adding music to the Harvest Accounts, it’s not always easy to know how to search. So in case you’re looking for some of these albums here they are:
Here’s a list of records from Harvest over the years!
The newest instrumental guitar prayer album released on January 1, 2020.
Harvest Worship Band – Living God (2017)
Deep Cries Out, Fierce, Lay Me Down, Nothing I Hold Onto, Spirit Of The Living God
Harvest Worship Band EP (2015)
Open Up The Heavens, Meet With Me, Set A Fire, Oh Our Lord, King of Heaven, Forgiven
HARVEST KIDS WORSHIP (COMPILATION)
You You You, RESCUE, Happy Day, Grass Will Wither, Dream Big, Search My Heart, Your Love, I Will Worship You, Your Holy Word, Be Strong And Courageous, Shine Down Your Light, Suit Up, Dive, Listen Up, I Will Not Fear, Deep Cries Out, You Rescue Me
HARVEST FUN SONGS (COMPILATION)
I Like Bananas, Chips And Salsa, Hiya Hiya, Whose Side, Fruit Fruity, Word, King Of The Jungle, Pharaoh, White Box, Cross Clap, Love To Walk With You, Iggle Wiggle, Rock Sword Shield, Big God, Super Hero, Lions
Tim Price – The Altar (Acoustic Instrumental)
This instrumental album is designed for prayer and meditation music. This is the style of music that would be played during altar ministry times at camps, revivals and conferences. This album was recorded in St. Jacob, IL by Justin Aymer.
Harvest Hymns: Acoustic Praise
Come Christians Join to Sing, I Come To The Garden Alone, Holy Holy Holy, Great is Thy Faithfulness and more!
Tim Price – Acoustic Christmas (Instrumental)
This instrumental acoustic guitar album was recorded in 2009 as a fundraiser for Harvest. Includes Joy to the World, The First Noel, Little Drummer Boy, Silent Night and many others.
Many Christian missionaries and ministry leaders raise their salary and support. Through the generosity of the church and Christian donors, missions and special ministries all over the world are funded to help bring about the Gospel work.
On this podcast, Steve Gross, Hal Hamilton, Matt Henson and Tim Price talk a bit about the ministry of raising support during this pandemic. Notes and quotes from this podcast below.
*Note: Since this is a new podcast, it’s still being approved for Apple, but can be found on Spotify.
Living The Adenture
Here are some quotes and notes from this podcast:
It’s often the people who don’t have tons of money who give sacrificially toward ministry and mission.
It’s hard for people to fathom how much it does cost to get a missionary family on the field. It’s counter-intuitive to think there are so many costs involved serving in countries that are poorer.
Funds come from unexpected places at unexpected times! There are the backbone givers to are with you for the long haul, then the special gifts that come at just the right time. We’ve never been in a position where we’ve raised a huge surplus. We’ve always had just enough.
It’s easy to get focused on the fear of losing support because of the fear of the economy. The way to combat the fear is the realize 1) It’s never been logical. It’s never been mathematical. It’s all God’s money and God is faithful. 2) People are motivated to give through empathy. This pandemic has brought about a spirit of empathy.
The USA is a wonderfully giving nation. We still have so many resources that even on the worst days, we’re going to be better off than so much of the world. In much of the world, if you don’t work on Monday, you don’t eat on Monday.
There’s no question that relief raises money and discipleship doesn’t as much. Too many ministries begin skewing toward relief just to raise money.
People will commit to someone they believe in. It’s out of the relationship that people will be giving to your work and ministry.
MIssionaries experience about nine times the ordinary stress of an individual. Stuff we might go process with someone, they have to take as everyday life. Those missionaries on the field are going to be hit much harder than others.
The church doesn’t need to be apologetic in this hour. People still have their phones, their subscriptions and they’re still ordering out. If we believe what we’re doing has eternal significance, we need to offer people an opportunity to give. Give to something to eternal.
In every newsletter, we let people know that there are financial needs in the ministry. The hard part now is that asking people when so many people are suffering, unemployment is so high, and the economy is hurting.
Whether it’s a sacrifice or whether it’s a surplus, we need to let people in on the partnership of mission and ministry.
Sometimes we forget there is joy in giving. Too often, we think of it as only a sacrifice. But people who give feel joy from being a part of it. We want to offer that opportunity.
The grief for those in the trenches is very real and going to get tougher.
Nehemiah heard about the city walls being torn down and just wept. We’re likely facing large amounts of struggle, starvation, and other issues relating to this. We will weep. There can be a gift in this if we can walk through it. Nehemiah was able to turn everyone’s eyes toward the project of building the wall. If this issue allows people to begin to see a more focused giving and support of kingdom mission.
At the heart of facing trauma and recovering from it is the cross and resurrection.
We can’t change the waves, we can only point people’s eyes to Jesus.
If we get into the rut of selling our story to raise the money, then we always need a new story. But if our partners are giving toward us in a relationship, we just grow with them as we serve in this ministry together.
The circle idea – let God work in me first. How is God working in me to prepare me? God always works in us before he works through us.
This is an opportunity to identify some of the lies. Culturally, we look to the government for provision and protection, much like the Israelites looked to Egypt. Instead of depending on the Lord, they looked to others. Another lie, more personal, is that we believe it’s more of what I do that matters more than who I am. After accomplishing for a lifetime, can we lay it down? It’s a difficult thing to surrender.
If God was about to do something, this desert season could be a precursor. Ample time to pray, seek God’s face and trust in new ways.
Identify the main vine and don’t prune that. Prune everything else. Fruit only grows on the new vine. The branch doesn’t do much of anything except hold on.
The more you are able to share what’s been given, the more people get excited.
I’m tired of spending my life, I want to invest my life. That’s what we’re asking people to do when they give to ministry.
If we don’t come out of this season a different person, we’ve missed a great opportunity.
SPECIAL THANKS… As with any Podcast Conversation, this could have gone on and on. Along with the words and thoughts spoken, thanks to each of the families for their unique mission and ministry.
There’s no way to know how this crisis will come to an end. Our desire for people to be safe and healthy is second only to our mission of ministry in the name of Jesus. Outside of the Spring cancellations and postponements, we’re not making any major summer decisions until mid-May and will look to those camps, events, host churches and conferences to help us determine how to proceed. We know there is much at stake and we are praying for God’s will to be done.
Harvest team members are currently working on ideas and plans for some creative summer ministry experiences. Should we still be in active social distancing as a nation during the summer camp and conference season, these experiences would fall in line with regulations.
As you may know, Harvest Ministry is a non-profit 501 c 3 ministry and we are so thankful for the many supporters (and grants) who help undergird nearly half of the ministry budget. Since the other half comes directly from ministry event honorariums, we’re inviting you to pray with us as we forge through this unprecedented time!
This may be the most unusual way to celebrate the 25th summer, but as always, we’re trusting the Lord. It’s His work.
Harvest Board of Directors