In many ways, Madison County is thriving, but it remains a community in deep spiritual need. Presently, about 70% of people in the Madison and Ridgeland communities are disconnected from church. Moreover, only 17% of our community is actively evangelical, meaning fewer than one in five of our neighbors are consistently engaged in a gospel-preaching church. These numbers represent real people who are living apart from Christ and His body, the church.
We simply cannot live with so many thousands of people disengaged from Jesus and the life-giving community of His church. Our hope in starting Harvest Church is to join with God in the great work He is doing in Madison County by growing and multiplying disciples of Jesus. This requires a commitment to love our neighbors deeply, to serve our local schools, and to live as the church within our community every day of the week.