that you will find this web site to be useful as
you learn more about Harvest Evangelical Free
Church, or become involved with one of our
ministries at a deeper level. Here are a few basic
facts about Harvest E-Free:
Vision OurVisionis to continually
mature and grow as a united body of Jesus-imitators
who live out God's greatest commandment to "Love"
(Mt. 22:37-39) by exalting God and serving one
another, and His great commission to "Go" (Mt.
28:18-20) by reaching into and shaping our local,
regional, and global communities. OurMission is to love and
trust Jesus, to know and live the word of God, and
to meet the physical and spiritual needs of our
families and communities.
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Harvest Evangelical Free Church, we believe God
puts His highest priority on people. You matter to
God and you matter to us. We believe that church
should not be a "place" that is boring and
unpractical, but a "place" that is dynamic and
relevant…a "place" where relationships are
authentic and real…a "place" where people of all
ages, single and married, can belong and find
fulfillment and community. We seek to be obedient
followers of Christ by following beliefs based on
the truths of God's work.
To read our Doctrinal Statementclick
read our Guiding Principles Statementclick
May 1991- Six families desire
to begin an Evangelical Free Church in Story
City, Iowa. Bob Nieuwendorp, an EFCA District
Church Planting Pastor, comes to work with these
October 1991- First church
service held at the Roland-Story Elementary
School in Story City.
July 1992- Dane Schaudt
arrives as the first senior pastor.
August 1998- Approximately five
acres of land are purchased for a permanent
September 1999- Matt Soderstrum
joins the staff as adult ministries
July 2000- Church services
moved to the Roland-Story Middle School in
August 18, 2002- First church
service held in new ministry center in Story
March 2005- Pastor D joins the
team as the new youth pastor.