Royal Family Kids is a local ministry focused on helping children from the Milwaukee County Foster Care System. Harvest is involved in helping abused, abandoned and neglected children in Milwaukee County. There are opportunities for Mentoring children throughout the year as well as volunteering at camp and gifting gifts to children in need at Christmas time.
ELIM (“Encouraging Leaders In Ministry”) is a support a ministry that shepherds missionary couples from all over the world at a retreat center in South East Wisconsin. Every year, Harvest sends volunteers to prepare meals, lead music, and just listen to men and women in full time ministry around the world who have come to South East Wisconsin to rest and receive encouragement in the Word.
Harvest has been working in Rwanda since 2007 serving with Solace Ministries, Rwanda. Solace brings hope and healing, through the love of Jesus to the widows and orphans of the 1994 Genocide where over one million people were slaughtered in 100 days, leaving people devastated and alone.
In 2018, Harvest Community Church sent out Stephen and Amy Nsengiyumva to plant a local church in Nyamata, Rwanda. Stephen was born in Rwanda and is a survivor of the genocide of 1994. Stephen moved to the U.S. where he graduated from Seminary and married Amy who was born in the U.S. but had a strong desire for African missions from a very young age. Grace Community Fellowship began holding services in 2019 and is currently thriving in Nyamata, Rwanda.
Bridges International is a ministry that seeks to reach international students on college campuses in the United States. Russ and Di Zimmerman live in the Minneapolis - St. Paul area with the goal of reaching students from around the world.
Over 1 million international students are currently studying in the cities throughout the United States. Many of these students will return home and become key leaders in business, politics, and education.
Russ and Di were sent out from Harvest as missionaries and are an example of our desire to teach and train future missionaries from within our local body.
We partner with Word of Life (WOL) Mexico, an organization dedicated to evangelization and discipleship of youth through Bible clubs, sports outreach, camp experiences, street evangelism and dramas presented in the streets and schools. In place for 31 years, WOL has 70 full time missionaries serving across Mexico. They are based on a 40-acre campground just outside the rural town of Bernal, 2.5 hours north of Mexico City and 40 minutes west of Querétaro. Harvest sends an annual team to the WOL camp in Bernal to prepare the facilities for the season ahead.
Harvest supports Pablo Di Gilio who has planted and is pastoring Lumina Church in Juriquilla, just outside of Querétaro, Mexico.
In February of 2015, Harvest sent an elder and a pastor to explore a country in South Asia as a potential community for Vision 365. While there, these two were able to partner with the house church movement in South Asia to bring the gospel to unreached villages. Less than 2% of these nationals claim Christianity as a religion. There are approximately 75,000 unreached villages in this region. One new church was planted in a previously unreached village during the February exploratory trip. In July of 2015, the elders of Harvest unanimously approved South Asia as the 5th community in Vision 365. The goal is to continue partnering with the house church movement in reaching villages with the gospel and establishing new local churches. Harvest will do this through annual short term trips. Harvest currently supports the church planting movement in this country and desires to send annual, short-term mission trips.
In 2014, Harvest sent Matthew and Christy Cote to serve in Alaska. They are currently working at Alaska Bible College located in Palmer Alaska. The college provides training for pastors and ministry workers in the state and even outside of Alaska through aviation ministry. This is the only 4-year accredited Bible College in the State.
Harvest commissioned Pastor Justin James to church planting work in Racine. A core-team began meeting weekly in Racine for worship and celebrated their public launch on Easter Sunday, 2017. Belle City Church currently meets at Jerstad-Agerholm Elementary School in Racine, every Sunday at 10am.
We are excited about the opportunities the Lord will grant to Harvest as we partner with Belle City Church in reaching the Racine community. We aim to reflect His light and hope as we meet the real needs of the city’s children, its homeless, its disadvantaged, its lost, and its forgotten. Pray that our work bears much fruit in the name of Christ Jesus and that many in Racine come to know and love the Lord.
In 2014, Harvest commissioned Peter and Naomi Gill for gospel ministry in Spain. Since then, the Gills have been ministering just east of Madrid and long to see new individuals come to Christ. Harvest is hoping to send a short term missions team to work with the Gills in June 2019.