Harvest Bible Institute is a school of ministry that exists to train and equip Bible-Based, Gospel-Centered, and Spirit-Empowered servant leaders for vocational ministry.
Harvest Bible Institute is a place to cultivate dreams and prepare servants for the call of God.
Affiliation: Harvest Bible Institute is a ministry of First Church of the Open Bible, which is affiliated with Open Bible Churches.
At HARVEST BIBLE INSTITUTE, our ministry centers around The CALL
- Christ Centered & Cross Focused
- Aligning Scriptural integrity with Spirit dependence
- Leadership training for servant ministry in the Open Bible Church
- Loyalty to God with heart, head, and hand
Christ Centered & Cross Focused
Harvest Bible Institute will seek to honor and glorify Christ, and endeavor to create an atmosphere that would invite the reign of Jesus. 1 Corinthians 2:2 will be our focus: “For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.” We believe that Jesus Christ, as our representative and substitute, shed His blood on the cross as the perfect, all-sufficient sacrifice for our sins. His atoning death and victorious resurrection constitute the only ground for salvation.
Jesus made a comment during His earthly ministry that was absolutely astonishing. He said that apart from the Father, He could do nothing (John 5:19). And then Jesus told His disciples that apart from Him we could do nothing (John 15:5). The walk of faith is a walk of dependence. Jesus declared, “God blesses those who realize their need for Him, for the Kingdom of Heaven is given to them” (Matthew 5:3, NLT). True ministries are not built on personality, charisma, trends or gimmicks. True ministries are built on character, childlike faith, prayer, and radical obedience to Jesus Christ.
Aligning Scriptural integrity with Spirit dependence
Whatever the Spirit does harmonizes with what the Word of God says, and the Spirit will never go where the Word does not go. With this foundation, Harvest Bible Institute will compel students to be both Scripture-filled and Spirit-filled. Our goal is to have orthodoxy on fire.
Leadership training for servant ministry to the local church
The call of ministry is one in which we take up the basin and the towel (John 13:1-17) as servant leaders. The privilege of ministry is to equip people to fulfill their God-given destiny. At Harvest Bible Institute, we are passionate about the local Church – not as a building or as an organization, but as a people and as an organism.
The Church is…
- the chosen vessel of God through which Jesus Christ is known to the world
- the God ordained vehicle for proclaiming the Gospel
- the community of God, where we pray for, care for, encourage and nurture one another
- and the hope of the world.
Loyalty to God with heart, head, and hand
Harvest Bible Institute will practice holistic education that is spiritual, analytical, and practical. Each class will include each of these three elements.