Harvest Christian Centers, International
Harvest Christian Center was founded on the principle, “for each one to teach one,” for the building of God’s Kingdom. The very essence of this ministry has been to mentor, train and disciple new believers in the way of the Lord—to impart a measure of the “anointing” given to godly leaders who are called and gifted by the Holy Spirit.
Jesus—our example, chose disciples to mentor after He began His earthly ministry. He spent time with them, loved them, instructed them, training them to actually represent & reflect Him without losing their unique personalities or individuality.
When He left, He did not leave thousands of apostles, He left only eleven. Jesus knew His disciples not only understood the principles of mentoring and impartations He taught them, but of replication as well. It is obvious today that the “Body” needs a prophetic vision from God to see past the “bruised reed” and “smoldering wick” of our local assemblies and see with eyes of faith, the army of believers God is raising up in this final hour.
“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” Matthew 28:19, 20
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Moreover, the word of the Lord came to me, saying, Jeremiah, what do you see? And I said, I see a branch or shoot of an almond tree
[the emblem of alertness and activity, blossoming in late winter].
Then said the Lord to me, You have seen well, for I am alert and active, watching over My word to perform it.
Preaching the Word of Faith
At Harvest Christian Center in North Canton, Praise & Worship is part of who we are. We love God and we love people, so ministering in praise and worship is a way for us to show God how much we love Him and a way for us to love people through what we do. Praise & Worship is more than just singing. It is loving God so much through our songs that it ushers His people to a place where the "Beauty of Holiness" resides...a place where the power of God is present to heal hearts and set people free. A place where people can "trade their ashes (heavy burdens, guilt and sin) for beauty" and "wear forgiveness like a crown." When you experience the peace that comes from being in His presence, you will never forget it. It is very humbling and precious—the most satisfying love you will ever know. At Harvest Christian Center, we believe that regardless of denomination or background, people need the LORD—not religion! "I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all the marvelous things you have done." Psalm 9:1
The Praise & Worship Team
North Canton, Ohio
"I am my Beloved's, and my beloved is mine..."
Song of Solomon 6:3
Sharon Edwards, our Senior Pastor and Founder of Harvest Christian Centers, International, is licensed and ordained through Living Water Teaching International, a missionary organization which is recognized worldwide.
Sharon is known for the Word of God taught with clear, practical application. Her theme text in traveling and teaching is taken from I Corinthians 2:4,5; "And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God." Pastor Sharon's love for the Lord, compassion for the lost and desire to see people realize their potential in Christ is the foundation of this ministry.
"Bound in the bundle of life with the Lord thy God."
I Samuel 25:29
"For I am yearning to see you, that I may impart and share with you some spiritual gift to strengthen and establish you..."
One of the most important ministries at Harvest Christian Centers is our "Prayer Ministry." There is POWER in prayer, and it is prayer that changes things. As intercessors, we know that we can come boldly and fearlessly to the "Throne of Grace" having confidence in the knowledge that God (our Heavenly Father) "watches over His Word to perform it," and a realization (revelation) that He is "looking for ways to show Himself mighty on our behalf." We pray with the understanding that it is God’s desire and delight to see His children walking in the Blessing of the Blood and with that—there is “tremendous power available!”
At Harvest Christian Centers, International, our confidence does not rest in our own gifts, talents or abilities, but in God's ability, love and faithfulness to us and for us. We know and understand that God "can do all things, and that no thought or purpose of His can be restrained or thwarted." We pray according to His Word, with His mind, in His love and with great expectation.
We have regular Intercessory Prayer meetings each week at all the Centers along with a monthly prayer and fasting meeting. If you are not able to attend the meetings, you may e-mail us your requests. It will be our privilege to take your needs before His Throne.
Heb. 4:16, Jer. 1:12, II Chron. 16:9a, James 5:16b, Job 42:2
Moreover, the word of the Lord came to me, saying, Jeremiah, what do you see? And I said, I see a branch or shoot of an almond tree [the emblem of alertness and activity, blossoming in late winter]. Then said the Lord to me, You have seen well, for I am alert and active, watching over My word to perform it.
Jeremiah 1:11,12 (AMP)
"The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working]."
God's Word is Truth and it supersedes what is true in the natural!
Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.
John 4:35 (KJV)