Small Groups

In times of need and times of fun, Small Groups are your source of friendship and support. They're your key to developing connections with those who share your interests or people who are dealing with similar life issues. Groups are 6 to 13 weeks long and typically last 1 to 1 1/2 hour. Books, if required, need to be purchased prior to first meeting from Harvest or commercial bookstores. Harvest Small groups are open to the public, so invite your friends to join in the fun!

Small groups are an opportunity to reach out to others, while growing in your walk with the Lord. Groups meet once a week in homes, businesses, restaurants, or at the church. The groups change and begin again three times a year, so you have the opportunity to try out different ones. You'll never fully experience all that Harvest has to offer until you connect in a small group!

Day after day, in the temple courts and from house to house, they never stopped teaching and proclaiming the good news that Jesus is the Christ. Acts 5:42

Small groups were vital to the church's growth then, and they are just as vital now. Scroll down to see a list of the Small Groups that are currently available.

Youth, Classes 6-12

6-12 Class




This group meets on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Sundays and is led by a team of dedicated adults who minister to Junior/Senior-High Youth through small group studies, games & activities, outreach and lots of fun!
Leaders:
Mark & Tisha Ploense and Jeremy & Jen White
Location:
Harvest Church
Start:
On-going
Time:
11:00 AM
Type:
Junior/Senior-High Youth
Childcare:
No
Cost:
none

Co-ed

Game Night/Date Night




This group’s focus is fellowship and building relationships with others. We’ll meet in various homes on the first, second and third Sunday evenings. If you can’t come each week, join us when you can. Sorry, childcare is not provided. 1st week hosts: The Callahans; 2nd week hosts: The Halls; 3rd week hosts: The Ottens.
Leaders:
Larry & Julie Hall; Jon & Debbie Callahan; Fred & Pat Otten
Location:
Various
Start:
February 11, 2018
Time:
6:00 PM
Type:
Adult
Childcare:
No
Cost:
None

Golf Group




Various Weekdays: early mornings or afternoons, amateur to pro, come out with us for a round of fun and fellowship! We’ll play both 9 and 18 hole rounds. If you’re looking to tee-off with others, this group is for you!
Leaders:
Jon Callahan
Location:
Stone Creek Golf Club, 2600 Stone Creek Blvd., Urbana
Start:
TBD
Time:
Varies
Type:
Co-Ed
Childcare:
No
Cost:
Green Fees

"The Grave Robber" - Family Bible Study




Book: “The Grave Robber” by Mark Batterson. The author reveals the incredible power of the seven miraculous signs of Jesus found in the Gospel of John, showing how they are not simply something Jesus did in the past but also something He wants to do now. Mark shares true stories of people today who are experiencing miracles in their lives. And he brings to light the countless miracles, big and small, we take for granted every day--miracles that point us toward the One who healed the sick, calmed the storm, and yes, even raised the dead. Nothing has changed since Jesus called Lazarus out of his tomb four days after his funeral. No matter how big the problem is, God is bigger still. If you long to see God work in miraculous ways today, you will love this faith-building, life-giving message.
Leaders:
Mike & Mel Dilger
Location:
111 W. Main, Royal
Start:
TBD
Time:
7:00 PM
Type:
Adults or families with kids who want to participate in the study along side the adults.
Childcare:
No
Cost:
Cost of Book

Saturday Morning Prayer Group




This group doesn’t take a semester break, so feel free to jump in or out at anytime. Typical format: 10 min devotional teaching, 35 min individual prayer, 15 min spiritual warfare-style prayer for our church, city, state and nation.
Leaders:
Mary Sarbaugh
Location:
Harvest Church Auditorium
Start:
On-going
Time:
8:00-9:00 AM
Type:
Co-Ed
Childcare:
No
Cost:
None

Growth Track for New Members




Our path to team ministry begins with the Harvest Growth Track, which is designed to help you connect with your unique, God-given talents and purpose. You will see what it looks like to follow Jesus, connect to the church and make a difference with your life.
Leaders:
Jon & Debbie Callahan
Location:
Callahan Home
Start:
April 29, 2018
Time:
6:00 PM
Type:
Co-Ed
Childcare:
Yes
Cost:
None

Freedom Group




This group is designed to equip you to live the victorious and abundant life Christ came to give you. Freedom Groups build on the foundation of your faith in Christ to help you embrace the truth of God’s Word as it relates to your worldview, your past, your sin, your personal value to God, and your purpose in His Kingdom. This group will help you remove every obstacle to intimacy with God and walk in true freedom. • Living in the "Tree of Life" • Walking in the Spirit • Surrendering to Jesus • Speaking Words of Life • Becoming a Vessel God Can Use • Living as a Worshipper At the end of the 12-week study, there is a Freedom Conference that every Freedom Group member is encouraged to attend. The Conference focuses on solidifying what you learned in Freedom by helping you take next steps to overcome your past and lay a foundation for walking in daily freedom.
Leaders:
Debbie Callahan
Location:
2007 Kenneth St., Urbana
Start:
February 7, 2018
Time:
7 PM
Type:
Co-Ed
Childcare:
Yes
Cost:
Book: $20: Please purchase book in advance from the church or online at harvestchurch.org (under "Give Tab" on home page, choose “Book” in “Giving Type”).

Relationship Group




Whether you are single, dating, newly engaged or have been married for years, we invite you to join us for this 6-week study that will form following the Kindle Marriage Conference. Vote for your choice of day/time.
Leaders:
TBD
Location:
TBD
Start:
TBD
Time:
TBD
Type:
Co-Ed
Childcare:
Yes

Women

Woman's On-line, Facebook Group




This Facebook group is for Women only to share hearts, prayer requests and praise! Each day read a chapter, take one verse and SOAK on it!
Leaders:
Tisha Ploense
Location:
Your computer
Start:
TBD
Time:
Your convenience
Type:
Women
Childcare:
No
Cost:
None

The Written Word, On-line, Facebook Group




An awesome way to learn the Word a scripture a day. I’ll post a scripture on our private Facebook page and at your convenience, you can look it up, write it out, post any comments.
Leaders:
Mary Sarbaugh
Location:
Your computer
Start:
On-going
Time:
Your convenience
Type:
Co-Ed
Childcare:
No

Ladies Brunch




Let’s gather together to enjoy a brunch, fellowship and pray for others on the 3rd Saturday of each month. Bring a friend. Emails are sent to those signed up for this group with the location of the brunch.
Leaders:
Mary Sarbaugh
Location:
Various restaurants around Champaign/Urbana
Start:
On-Going
Time:
10:00 AM
Type:
Women
Childcare:
No
Cost:
Your meal

Men

Men's Fellowship Breakfast




Come when you can and join this men only breakfast and prayer group on the 2nd Saturday of each month. Bring a friend. Emails are sent each month with the location of the breakfast.
Leaders:
Don Sarbaugh
Location:
Various restaurants around Champaign/Urbana
Start:
On-going
Time:
9:00 AM
Type:
Men
Childcare:
No
Cost:
Your meal

Facilities Group




Join us anytime between 9 AM-Noon and we’ll do general construction; building, fabrication and installation of materials around the Church House on the last Friday of each month.
Leaders:
Jon Callahan
Location:
Harvest Church
Start:
February 23, 2018
Time:
9 AM
Type:
Men
Childcare:
No