The name of the organization reflects its purpose:
Harvestime: A joining of the words “harvest” and “time” stresses the urgency of the command to harvest. The Bible warns, “Where there is no vision, the people perish” (Proverbs 29:18). Jesus Christ challenged His followers with one of the greatest visions of all times:
…“Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest” (John 4:35).
The challenge for laborers for the spiritual harvest fields of the world is greater than ever as we near the return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. In the natural world, harvesting is the act or process of gathering the ripened crop, to gain or win by effort the product of any labor. In the spiritual world, the analogy of natural principles of harvest is made to the reaping of souls of men, women, and children through proper presentation of the Gospel. Jesus said:
“…The harvest truly is plenteous, but the laborers are few” (Matthew 9:37).
The only way this great spiritual harvest will be reaped is for each born-again believer to become a reproducing Christian–a harvester. It is to this vision Harvestime International Network is dedicated–raising up laborers for worldwide spiritual harvest.
International: The word international means “between or among nations.” Our vision is global in nature, with special emphasis on people groups yet unreached with the Gospel message.
Network: A network is the joining together of many segments to make a whole. Working between denominations, organizations, and nations in a new network of evangelism is the vision of this ministry. Simply stated, a network consists of people talking to each other, sharing ideas, information and resources to achieve a common goal. For Harvestime International Network, that goal is reaching the world with the Gospel of the Kingdom.
A network can be compared to a knotted fishnet with a multitude of cells of varying sizes, each linked to all others directly or indirectly. The New Testament definition of the Church is an example of networking. The Church is pictured as a united body of many parts, gifted believers functioning together in ministry and mission (1 Corinthians 12:4-31). The controlling power of the network is the authority of God’s Word and the headship of the Lord Jesus Christ.