Who We Are
These core values are the culture of The Harvest and what you can expect to experience when you visit us.
Culture is the personality of the church… this is how we do things here.
WE ARE PEOPLE OF ACTION
WE ARE MULTI-GENERATIONAL
WE ARE HOPEFUL
WE ARE INNOVATIVE
WE ARE MULTI-CULTURAL
WE ARE PLAYFUL
WE ARE WORSHIPPERS
WE ARE HOSPITABLE
WE ARE INCLUSIVE
WE ARE POSITIVE
The mission statement of The Harvest is to serve the community, especially the disenfranchised, through the unconditional love of Jesus Christ and the redemptive message of the gospel.
The vision and the dream of The Harvest is to make the person and work of Jesus famous in our city and the nations around the world by shifting the current culture to the culture of the Kingdom through activating local people to love and serve.
We are creating a radically inclusive movement that brings personal conversion, social justice, community formation and cultural transformation that answers the call, “YOUR KINGDOM COME.”
At the Harvest we RESPOND to God’s passion with our own when we worship. Often the atmosphere is charged with faith and joy as we experience His love. We purposely step beyond convenience and into sacrifice, thankfulness, and liberty. People in the congregation may worship in a variety of ways at any given moment: singing, standing, dancing, shouting, raising hands, silence, quietness, laughter and/or weeping.
We passionately pursue God’s presence that others might also ENCOUNTER Him and be changed, not just for our own enjoyment. God wants to heal and deliver His people as well as save them from the power of sin. His kingdom regularly breaks into this world in demonstrations of power and glory via signs, wonders and miracles. God regularly blesses people in this place with healing and freedom.
Senior Pastor Jim & Peggy Minor, Pastor Dan Minor and our leadership want to see how much of His kingdom God will let us experience before He returns. The Lord taught us to pray: “Let your kingdom come…on earth as it is in heaven.”
Our Lead Pastor
Pastor Dan Minor
Communicating the Gospel of Grace and the finished work of the Cross is Pastor Dan’s driving passion. He believes the church should be about “JESUS + nothing!” Seeing unchurched people groups and generations realize that God was misrepresented to them moves him. Every opportunity he gets, Dan echoes God’s heart of goodness, kindness, and wild love. God is so much better and more in love with us than we could ever imagine!
After losing a friend in the Pulse Orlando shooting, Dan has made it a personal mission to heal the divide between the church and the LGBTQ+ community. He has been instrumental in moving Harvest to fully affirming and inclusive and making sure that truly EVERYONE has a seat at the table.
The church is in desperate need of a revolution. She needs a wakeup call to leave the slumber of politics and Christian Nationalism and needs to refocus on making sure that church returns to being a safe place and environment where people fell loved and truly accepted. His message is for all generations, from youngest to most seasoned. Dan has a special heart for the millennial generation – full of promise, amazing ideas, and passion for social justice. He doesn’t buy into the hype that any generation is a throwaway. The courageous spirit raging in the hearts of up and coming young leaders inspires him.
Pastor Dan Minor graduated from Booker High School in Sarasota in 1999 and the University of South Florida in 2002 with a Bachelors Degree. Dan is currently the Lead Pastor and is also one of the worship leaders. He has two daughters, Laney Kate (age 15) and miracle baby Madeline Fia (age 7).
He believes God is raising up a new breed of revivalists from within the pews of the church. He sees the next major move of God happening not because of one man or woman, but because of a multitude of Christians who finally understand that their place and calling in this world is more than just to fill a seat and donate to the church budget.
Will you join us in changing the way Sarasota does church? – Pastor Dan
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