Harvest Church began in 1990 as Calvary Temple Church, a church with a vision for people from all walks of life to know Christ and a desire to be a lighthouse on the West Side of Albuquerque. Today, we are still focusing on showing and teaching Christ to our city. Our vision is that everyONE matters, so no matter your background, your past, or your present situation, we believe you are never too far to have a relationship with God through His son Jesus.
Our beliefs can be summarized in this: We believe in God, his Son Jesus, the Holy Spirit, the Bible, and the Salvation of Man.
There is only one true God. He is the creator of the universe. He exists eternally and reveals himself as the trinity: the Father, the Son (Jesus), and the Holy Spirit. These are equal and make one God.
Jesus is the son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. He is fully God and became fully man. He lived a sinless life while on Earth and gave himself up as a sacrifice to pay for the sins of ALL (yes, even you) the people. Three days after his death, he arose from the dead to demonstrate his power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven and will return again someday to rule over the earth as King.
The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father. He is in the world to make mankind aware of their need of a savior–Jesus. He also lives in the body of everyone who accepts Jesus as their savior. He also gives every person saved power for life and service, as well as spiritual gifts to use in ministry. Additionally, every believer can be baptized in the Holy Spirit, which brings an overflowing of the fullness of God and intense consecration to God.
The Bible, comprised of the Old and New Testaments, is God’s Word to us. The books, although written by human authors, were verbally inspired by God. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without any mixture of error and is the authoritative rule of faith and conduct.
Salvation is God’s free gift to everyone that chooses to accept it. None of us can make up for our sin by good works or self improvement. The only way to be forgiven of our sin is by acknowledging our sins, and accepting that Jesus Christ sacrifice as payment for our sins. By turning from a life of self-rule to a life of faith in Jesus we are saved. If, by faith, we receive Jesus in our life we are co-heirs of God and have hope of eternal life.
In more depth, Harvest is part of a community of believers called the Assemblies of God, and are are guided by the tenets of faith described in the Statement of Fundamental Truths of the Assemblies of God.