Welcome to Harvest Church of Southern Illinois!
We’re glad you’re here and hope to help you as you learn about our church. At Harvest we exist to adore Jesus, advance believers, and assist the community. We carry that mission out through the three pillars of our church: Worship, Life Groups, and Servant Teams. These pillars are seen in God’s Word as essential in the life of a Christ-follower’s spiritual journey. We invite you to discover these pillars and join us in this mission.
What time are your worship services?
We gather for worship service at 10:00 AM on Sunday Mornings. We invite you to join us before service for a coffee fellowship that begins at 9:30 AM.
How long does worship service last?
Our worship service begins at 10:00 AM and usually lasts until 11:30 AM.
Where should I park?
We try to structure our parking to allow the maximum amount of people to attend. Please minimize distance between the car next to you upon arrival. Guest parking is available in front of the building next to the parking reserved for the disabled.
What should I wear?
Whether you prefer shorts or a suit, you are invited to join us as you are. Our regular attendees and members tend to dress pretty casual.
What can I expect in a worship service?
You’ll find our worship to be simple, serious, and joyful. The focus of our worship is the Lord Jesus Christ. During our services you’ll find we are committed to the public reading of Scripture, to prayer, to singing, and to preaching.
Do you have a nursery available for infants and young children?
Yes, we have a nursery ministry called Sprouts available for infants and young children ages, birth – 3 years.
Do you have a special service for children?
We believe that parents and guardians are the best people to demonstrate the life of a Christ-follower in the home. Churches provide the context and leaders to resource and equip them with the tools to do it. Therefore we encourage children of all ages to be present in worship with their parents. During worship we have a 5-10 minute children’s message. In addition, resources (Harvest Kids Connect Packs) are available in service to help even the littlest member of your family connect with God in worship.
How do I get connected at Harvest?
At Harvest we like things to be simple and consider ourselves a simple church. We invite everyone to get involved in the three pillars of our church: Worship, Life Groups, and Servant Teams. To learn about how to get connected to these pillars and more visit the Connect page for more information. Fill out this Connect Card online, and let us know how we can help get you plugged in at Harvest.
Do you have small groups or Sunday School?
Yes, our small groups are called Life Groups and meet throughout the week at various times and places. To get connected we have Life Group next step meetings every third Sunday after service or you can visit the Life Groups’ page for more information.
Do you have opportunities to serve and volunteer?
Yes, our service opportunities take place through discovering your spiritual gifts and serving on Servant Teams. To get connected we have Servant Team next step meetings every first Sunday after service or you can visit the Servant Teams’ page for more information.
How do I learn about becoming a member?
Every month we have a Harvest Covenant Membership Class. This next step meeting takes place every second Sunday of the month. These meetings will help you gather information about Covenant Membership at Harvest and make an informed decision. There is no obligation to join in Covenant Membership at Harvest, however the meeting is required to join. Visit the Membership for more information.