a message from our pastor

Midlothian, Texas is a community that is blessed with several good churches and great congregations all over town. No doubt you are searching for just the right fit for you and your family. We recognize that each church has its own unique qualities, ministries and passions that set it apart from others and make it valuable to this awesome community. 

At Harvest Hill Church we are passionate about pointing people toward Christ and seeing people encouraged in their personal relationship with Jesus. If you were to sum up Harvest Hill in a few words it would be this: “We exist so that people can experience a life in Christ.”  Our passion is realized each service as we worship the Lord wholeheartedly, it’s realized as we give ourselves to strengthen relationships to encourage each other in our daily lives. The various ministries of Harvest Hill are designed to educate, encourage and equip you and your family for the challenges that we all face daily. No matter who you are or where you are in life you are welcome here. The Harvest Hill Church family is simply “doing life together” and we invite you to be a part of what God is doing here. 

Some of our unique qualities include: a loving church family, passionate worship, a commitment to biblical teaching and our heart for people to find fulfillment in God's plan, purpose, and destiny for their lives.  I encourage you to take the time to really get to know us or any church that you may visit and to allow God to lead you to the church that is best suited for you and your family.  I am confident that God will guide you on your search for a church family, for Jesus said, “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.” John 10:27 

Pastor Nelson CoffmanSenior Pastor, Harvest Hill Church

what to expect when you visit

WE CARE ABOUT YOU, NOT WHAT YOU’RE WEARING, WHO YOU VOTED FOR OR HOW MANY TATTOOS YOU MAY HAVE. WE’RE A CHURCH FULL OF IMPERFECT PEOPLE WHO SIMPLY LOVE JESUS AND RECOGNIZE OUR NEED FOR MORE OF HIM IN OUR LIVES. 

REGARDLESS OF YOUR SITUATION OR STORY, WE KNOW THAT YOU CAN EXPERIENCE A LIFE IN CHRIST! IF YOU’VE NEVER BEEN AND YOU’RE CONSIDERING A VISIT, HERE’S WHAT YOU SHOULD EXPECT…

Community

Church is not a building or an event, but a community of people….a family of people. The Church is the people of God, a community made up of redeemed sinners. Unfortunately, often the emphasis of church is put on the Sunday services, an event or the building itself and not on the community of people that it is meant to serve. In many churches it is not hard to show up incognito, hide out in the back, and leave as soon as the service is over… all the while remaining completely unknown. At Harvest Hill Church we strive to make real relationships thus building Christ centered community in everything that we do.

OUR BELIEFS

*About God

God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons: the Father, the Son, and The Holy Spirit.  These three are co-equal and are one God.

Genesis 1:1,26,27,3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14

*About Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is the Son of God.  He is co-equal with the Father.  Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross.  He arose from the dead after three days demonstrating His power over sin and death.  He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords. 

Matthew 1:22, 23;Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5; 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14,15; 1Corinthians 15:3,4; Romans 1:3,4; Acts 1:9-11; 1Timothy 6:14,15; Titus 2:13

*About The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God.  He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ.  He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation.  He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right.  He gives every believer a spiritual gift when they are saved.  As Christians, we seek to live under His control daily. The baptism in the Holy Spirit, subsequent to conversion, releases the fullness of the Spirit and is evidenced by the fruits and gifts of the Holy Spirit.  

2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16,17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12,3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:18; Acts 19:1-7;1 Corinthians 12

*About The Bible

The Bible is God’s Word to us.  It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit.  It is the authoritative source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is infallible.  

2 Timothy 3:16;  2 Peter 1:20,21;  2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105,160,12:6;  Proverbs 30:5

*About Human Beings

People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character.  People are the supreme object of God’s creation.  Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin”.   This sin separates people from God and causes many problems in life.

Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a;  Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1, 2

*About Salvation

Salvation is God’s free gift to us but we must accept it.  We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works.  Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty.  When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith, we are saved.  Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.

Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8,9; John 14:6, 1:12; Titus 3:5;

*About Eternity

People were created to exist forever.  We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation.  To be eternally separated from God is Hell.  To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life in Heaven.  Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence.

John 3:16; John 14:17; Romans 6:23; Romans 8:17-18; Revelation 20:15; 1 Cor. 2:7-9

*Water Baptism

We practice baptism by immersion under water — the way Jesus was baptized, and the way the Bible commands.

Col 2:12; Gal 3:27; Luke 3:16; Luke 3:21-22

*About Church Autonomy

Christ is the recognized head of our church, not any person, group, or religious organization.  While recognizing the value of associating and cooperating with other groups of Christians, we believe our church should be self-governing and we are independent of any denomination.  However, we do maintain a close relationship with our Apostolic Elders who serve as a spiritual covering for our church.

Col 1:18