Partners In The Harvest -- The Great Commission
We believe that God has given the church a great commission to proclaim the Gospel to all nations so that there might be a great multitude form every nation, tribe, ethnic group, and language group who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. As ambassadors of Christ we must use all available means to go to the foreign nations and not wait for them to come to us.
Jesus said, “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth." (Acts 1:8).
Missions, being active in the work of Christ on a worldwide scope, is at the heart of who we are as Christ followers (Matthew 28:18-20, Acts 1:8). Missions involvement and impact is a large motivating factor in the hearts of many in our congregation.
Abundant Harvest Baptist Church supports a variety of missionaries through the Southern Baptist Convention Cooperative Program. We also support individual Baptist Missionary Families.
Phase One: The Ranch. The ranch program is designed to assist individuals struggling with substance abuse or life controlling problems. It also allows individuals to separate themselves from their old lives and begin to gain new focus on God. The duration of this phase is approximately sixty days, though the actual time may vary due to individual need. This phase is a 24/7 ministry to those beginning the process. During Phase One, residents are on a rigorous weekly work and Bible study schedule in addition to receiving spiritual and biblical counseling.
Phase Two: Discipleship/Work Home. In this phase residents are given time to study the Word of God. This will aid in the development of quality characteristics based on Biblical precepts, as well as allowing the individual to continue to isolate him/herself from their former lifestyle and environment.
The daily schedule allows for an equal balance between spiritual study and the development of positive work habits. The residents in Phase Two are encouraged to seek employment. This enables him/her to begin the transition into becoming a viable asset to society and to his/her family. As they are working, the resident is strongly encouraged to continue living within the framework of the Phase Two program so that they may continue to receive support and helpful supervision. This will allow them to save the funds they will need to purchase a vehicle, rent an apartment or whatever they need as they return to the world of work.
Phase Three: Vocational Training/Ministry Training. Set Free will also offer leadership training and Pastor School for those participants who have been called to full-time ministry. At completion of their chosen course, a certificate will be awarded to the graduate. Leadership training is critical to future reproduction of Set Free Ministry as well as to personal lives. We strongly believe that resources; both people and financial come out of the harvest.
Throughout the Set Free Phases, Sunday, Set Free Church Services will be apart of the process of discovery of wholeness on the part of the residents. The worship services will be open to residents and their family members. And the community.