Why We Love This Opportunity
For many years the ministry of Harvest Christian Fellowship, under the leadership and Kingdom vision of Greg Laurie, has seen untold thousands make a life-changing commitment to follow Jesus. This local church and the evangelistic movement continues to stay the course in their mission in helping people “know God and make God known” not only in their local community but around the globe. If you are a technically skilled and experienced team leader with a pastor’s heart that beats for lost people, this may be the church and culture for you.
Church or Org Description
If there are two words about Harvest to encapsulate the start, it would be “humble beginnings”. Few may know that before it was one of the largest churches in America, it started as a home Bible study of 30 people. It was 1973 in Riverside, California that a 19-year-old Greg Laurie felt the call of God to lead this group. Through God’s guiding hand, Harvest Christian Fellowship was transformed from a small group into a church of 15,000 people at multiple campus locations in Southern California and Hawaii.
Longing to reach more people with Jesus Christ, this team began holding Harvest Crusades in 1990. For 30 years, these large-scale evangelistic events have reached millions of people, and hundreds of thousands of them have professed faith in Jesus Christ. Of these events, the largest live one-day evangelistic event in US history occurred at Harvest America 2016—350,000 people in attendance.
From humble a Bible study to Harvest Crusades, the outpouring of God’s favor has allowed Harvest to reach millions of people all over the world with the gospel. Greg Laurie and the Harvest team continue to bring the gospel home each week at Harvest Christian Fellowship and across the nation.
The Technical Ministry Director will lead the way in the design and implementation of the appropriate technology needed to accomplish future ministry expansion. Proven professional level experience in live audio, lighting design, and video is expected. Additionally, this leader must have a strong understanding of multisite and webcast video streaming and how to expand the infrastructure to not only execute this at a high, consistent level but also be able to troubleshoot when needed.
While Harvest is blessed with many technically gifted staff and volunteers they are lacking a strong leader and developer of people who not only understand the intricacies of high caliber technical production but more importantly how to develop, administrate, spiritually lead and shepherd technical artists and volunteers towards unity and missional effectiveness. It is imperative that this person is a leader of people first and a technical expert second.
Harvest is eager for a high-capacity, organized, and administrative-technical leader with a heart for evangelism and a call to empower others to serve on the front lines of ministry, shoulder to shoulder with them. The right candidate will see through a lens of connecting opportunities and assets, creating healthy systems and processes.