CHURCH PLANT STORY
In the fall of 2012, an appeal was made to the elders of Harvest Bible Chapel, Granger (now, Gospel City Church) in Granger, IN to plant a church in Berrien County, MI. Several families from Berrien County had been traveling to Granger for church because of Harvest Granger's emphasis on strong Biblical discipleship, preaching, and worship. This led to a time of prayer and consideration for the elders in Granger to seek the Lord about planting a church in the St. Joe, MI area. After a season of prayer, Harvest Granger began holding 'Vision Meetings' in Berrien County and searching for a pastor to plant a church in St. Joe.
Today, Jesus is fulfilling the promise He made in Matthew 16:18: “I will build my church and the gates of hell will not prevail against it.” Our mission at Harvest Lakeshore is to make disciples...who make more disciples. We are burdened as a church to plant disciple-making churches in places where the gospel is not being preached. We have had front row seats to watch Christ build His church in Berrien County (and beyond). We hope you join us as God continues to show His unwaivering faithfulness by growing his body of believers here at Harvest Lakeshore.
We are excited for the future of Harvest as the Lord recently opened the door for Lakeshore Baptist Church in Stevensville to merge with our body of believers (see God at Work video above).