Harvestime International Network:

The name of the organization reflects its purpose:


A joining of the words “harvest” and “time” stresses the urgency of the command to harvest.

The Bible warns:

“Where there is no vision, the people perish” (Proverbs 29:18).

Jesus Christ challenged His followers with one of the greatest visions of all times:

…Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest. (John 4:35)

The challenge for laborers for the spiritual harvest fields of the world is greater than ever as we near the return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

In the natural world, harvesting is the act or process of gathering the ripened crop, to gain or win by effort, the product of any labor.

In the spiritual world, the analogy of natural principles of harvest is made to the reaping of the souls of men, women, and children through proper presentation of the Gospel.

Jesus said:

…The harvest truly is plenteous, but the laborers are few. (Matthew 9:37)

The only way this great spiritual harvest will be reaped is for each born-again believer to become a reproducing Christian…a harvester.

It is to this vision Harvestime International Network is dedicated…raising up laborers for worldwide spiritual harvest.


The word ‘international’ means “between or among nations.”

Our vision is global in nature, with special emphasis on people groups yet unreached with the Gospel message.


A network is the joining together of many segments to make a whole. Working between denominations, organizations, and nations in a new network of evangelism is the vision of this ministry.

Simply stated, a network consists of people talking to each other, sharing ideas, information and resources to achieve a common goal. For Harvestime International Network, that goal is reaching the world with the Gospel of the Kingdom.

A network can be compared to a knotted fishnet with a multitude of cells of varying sizes, each linked to all others directly or indirectly.

The New Testament definition of the Church is an example of networking. The Church is pictured as a united body of many parts, gifted believers functioning together in ministry and mission (I Corinthians 12:4-31).

The controlling power of the network is the authority of God’s Word and the headship of the Lord Jesus Christ.


It was upon the spiritual harvest fields of the world that Jesus Christ constantly focused the attention of His disciples:

Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? Behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest. (John 4:35)

The challenge given by our Lord is for laborers, men and women who know how to reap the spiritual harvest fields of the world for the Kingdom of God. It is to this purpose that Harvestime International Network is dedicated, to recruit, train, motivate, and mobilize a network of international harvesters capable of:

1. Intercession for international spiritual harvest:

…The harvest truly is plenteous, but the laborers are few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that He will send forth laborers into His harvest. (Matthew 9:37-38)

Articulation of the principles of spiritual harvest:

And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.
(II Timothy 2:2)

Demonstration of the principles of spiritual harvest:
And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: that your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God. (I Corinthians 2:4-5)
Communication of the urgency of the mandate for worldwide spiritual harvest:
The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved. (Jeremiah 8:20)
Mobilization of members of the Body of Christ to reap their appointed fields in worldwide, end time harvest:
…He reserveth unto us the appointed weeks of the harvest. (Jeremiah 5:24)

The purpose and objectives of Harvestime International Network focus on the spiritual principles of harvest revealed in God’s Word. The Doctrinal position of the organization is also centered on this great vision:
The Seed
The seed Is the Word of God… (Luke 8:11)
The Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the true Word of God, the foundation of Christian faith, understanding, life and ministry. The Scriptures are without error and are not to be added to, taken from, or changed by tradition or supposed revelation:
For ever, O Lord, thy Word is settled in Heaven. (Psalms 119:89)
The Lord of the Harvest
Pray ye therefore the Lord of the Harvest… (Matthew 9:38)
The Godhead consists of God the Father, God the Son Jesus Christ, and God the Holy Spirit:
For there are three that bear record in Heaven, the Father, the Word and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. (I John 5:8)
God The Father:
There is but one God, unlimited, eternal and perfect, Creator of Heaven and earth:
For thus saith the Lord that created the heavens; God Himself that formed the earth and made it; He hath established it, He created it not in vain; He formed it to be inhabited; I am the Lord, and there is none else. (Isaiah 45:18)
God The Son, Jesus Christ:
Jesus Christ was supernaturally conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He was the perfect sacrifice for the sin of all mankind through His death and the shedding of His blood.
He arose from the dead in His own glorified body, appeared to many, ascended into Heaven, and will return to earth in power and glory. He is now the Head of His Body, the Church, victor over all the powers of darkness, and is at the right hand of God making intercession for believers:
Wherefore God also hath highly exalted Him, and given Him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in Heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (Philippians 2:9-11)

God The Holy Spirit:
The Holy Spirit inspired the Word of God, anointed Jesus Christ for His ministry, filled the Church with Pentecostal power, and will transform the mortal bodies of believers in the glory of resurrection.
The Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, unites man to Jesus Christ in faith, brings about the new birth, and dwells within the believer.
The Baptism of the Holy Spirit is available to all who believe in Jesus Christ and will be evidenced by the ability to be a powerful witness of our resurrected Lord as well as the confirming sign of Acts 2:4:
But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. (Acts 1:8)
The gifts of the Spirit are available to the believer through the ministry of the Holy Spirit, who bestows them on every man as He will:
But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as He will. (I Corinthians 12:11)
The Holy Spirit also makes possible the fruit of the Spirit, enabling the believer to grow in sanctification:
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance… (Galatians 5:22-23)
The Sower
Behold there went out a sower to sow. (Mark 4:3)
Man was created by God in the image and likeness of God. Through the original sin of Adam and Eve, all men became sinful in nature. Man is totally incapable of returning to God in himself, and is lost without hope apart from the salvation of Jesus Christ:
And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual. The first man is of the earth, earthy; the second man is the Lord from Heaven. (I Corinthians 15:45-47)
The Harvest
But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the Word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit…(Matthew 13:23)
Salvation is the gift of God through grace and faith in Jesus Christ. There is no name except that of Jesus Christ by which mankind may be saved.
By turning from sin, bringing forth the fruit of repentance, and trusting in Christ and His death for the sins of all, man is born again to eternal life by the Holy Spirit.

Through this redemptive act comes forgiveness of sin, liberation from bondage of the world, and freedom in the Spirit of God.
For it is by free grace (God’s unmerited favor) that you are saved (delivered from judgment and made partakers of Christ’s salvation) through (your) faith. And this (salvation) is not of yourselves–of your own doing, it came not through your own striving–but it is the gift of God; Not because of works (not of the fulfillment of the Law’s demands), lest any man should boast.–It is not the result of what any one can possibly do, so no one can pride himself in it or take glory to himself. (Ephesians 2:8-9) The Amplified Bible
The Laborers
Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest that He will send forth laborers into His harvest. (Matthew 9:38)
The Church is the Body and Bride of Christ. The primary mission of the Church is to teach all nations and to make disciples, taking the Gospel of the Kingdom to all men and nations with confirming signs:
And He said to them, Go into all the world and preach and publish openly the good news (the Gospel) to every creature (of the whole human race). He who believes– (that is,) who adheres to and trusts in and relies on the Gospel and Him Whom it sets forth–and is baptized will be saved (from the penalty of eternal death); but he who does not believe–who does not adhere to and trust in and rely on the Gospel and Him Whom it sets forth–will be condemned. And these attesting signs will accompany those who believe: In My name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new languages; they will pick up serpents, and (even) if they drink anything deadly, it will not hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will get well. (Mark 16:15-18) The Amplified Bible
The Final Harvest
Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe. (Revelation 14:15)
The consummation [the end] of all things includes the visible and glorious return of Jesus Christ, the resurrection of the dead, and the translation of those alive in Christ unto the judgment of the just and the unjust. Satan with his hosts and all men outside Christ will be separated from the presence of God to endure eternal punishment while the redeemed will be in the presence of God for eternity:
But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with Him. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord Himself shall descend from Heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first; Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air… (I Thessalonians 4:13-17)
And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. (Revelation 20:12)

The word “institute” rather than “training center” or “school” was selected because the noun form of the word not only means training center but can also mean a union or association. This reflects the networking aspect of Harvestime International Network, sponsoring organization of the Institute. The vision is to work with existing evangelical organizations in the training of laymen.
The word “institute” in its verb form means “to bring into being, develop, create, initiate, conceive, and give birth to.” The Institute is birthing a vision designed to move laymen from vision to reality, from observation to demonstration of the power of God.
-Harvestime International Institute is not a seminary for those who desire study of theological issues or training in Biblical languages, archaeology, history, etc.
-Harvestime International Institute is not in competition with the traditional Bible college structure. For those who are educationally and financially qualified, have access to a school, and whose circumstances permit, we encourage a traditional resident Bible college education. Our training is for laymen and women who do not have opportunities for such training.
-Harvestime International Network, the sponsoring organization of the Institute, is not a denomination, nor does it desire to create a denominational structure. We are a network working between denominations, churches, organizations, and nations to raise up laborers for the harvest fields of the world.
-The Institute is not a self-improvement program. God is not teaching self-improvement but is taking dead men and women and making them spiritually alive. That is radically different from self-help.

Harvestime International Institute is a lay training program designed to reach every level of the Body of Christ. This Bible based training can be used for individual study and for small group Bible study in homes, organizations, schools, prisons, and churches on a local, national, or international basis.
Harvestime International Institute was conceived by the Holy Spirit and in answer to a cry from the harvest fields of the world for materials geared for training the average layman. Leaders involved in training laymen found most available programs to consist of two approaches:
First, there is the theological training of the typical seminary or Bible college which includes Latin, Greek, Biblical archaeology and many other courses not included in the training of disciples by Jesus. Most of these courses are beyond the educational level of the average layman. Geographic accessibility to the seminary or Bible college and tuition costs are also problems.
Second, there is the seminar approach, where only one or two segments of training are given which are not enough to lead the typical layman from vision to reality. For example:
-In some seminars students may be taught “How to Have the Power of God” with great emphasis on the miraculous, but no training on the practical aspects. They may emerge with zeal but no practical knowledge of how to use that power.
-Other seminars focus on “Victorious Christian Living,” while fundamentals of the faith are ignored. Some people they are trying to teach to live victoriously really do not understand what it means to be born again.
-In some seminars, participants are introduced to deep revelations which inspire them, but they are not taught how to study God’s Word to receive their own revelation through the Holy Spirit. They become only imitators of what they have heard.
Harvestime International Institute is more extensive than a seminar in its approach and content. At the same time, it is not as inclusive as a Bible college because it eliminates materials not directly related to spiritual growth and reproduction.
The Institute is mobile in form. Through the Internet, computer disks, flash drives, hot spots, local translation, publication, and distribution–the courses can be taken anywhere in the world which allows laymen to be trained without leaving their present environment. Students study within the context of their own culture, allowing their daily activities to remain stable while becoming a laboratory for application of what they are learning. The Institute uses the distance factor as a positive element in developing learning independence. The goal of education is not to make students dependent upon teachers, but independent of them.

The Institute does not spend millions of dollars on brick and mortar to build training centers. The training can be offered in existing facilities, whether a home, church building, or school. Jesus did not construct buildings, yet He took men from vision to reality. It is the content, not the physical facility, that establishes a training institute as an effective spiritual force for God.
A great leader in the United States, Benjamin Franklin, once said, “Give me 26 lead soldiers and I will conquer the world.” He was referring to the printer’s lead type of the 26 letters of the English alphabet. He recognized the impact of the printed page. The distribution and translation record of the written Word of God, the Bible, demonstrates the effectiveness of this form of communication.
Thanks to new technology, Harvestime International Institute can be taken into nations without customs problems or expensive shipping costs. It can be downloaded from the Internet free of charge anywhere throughout the world. The curriculum is then reproduced in the individual countries, keeping costs at a minimum which can be paid by the average laymen.
The Institute is not a traditional correspondence course. Such schools are effective only where there is a good postal system. Since the Institute targets unreached people in remote locations, the correspondence course method is not effective because of limited postal service to such areas.
The Institute is a decentralized training program. This means that minimum control is exercised by Institute headquarters. We provide curriculum and guidelines for reproduction, translation, and organizing training sessions, but we do not control the details of operation of local Institutes. Decentralization enables rapid growth and provides the flexibility necessary for a cross-cultural program of this nature.
Each school is operated independently, maintains its owns records, and awards its own diplomas. All Harvestime courses are free downloads at: http://www.harvestime.org.

The curriculum of Harvestime International Institute emphasizes two major areas:
First: What Jesus taught by word and demonstration to raise up trained, motivated, lay leadership. Training focuses on what He taught to transform simple men into reproductive Christians who reached their world with the Gospel message in a demonstration of power. Often great emphasis is placed on the teaching methods of Jesus with little attention to the content. But what did He actually teach that turned men from fishermen and tax collectors to international harvesters?
Second: The curriculum emphasizes what was demonstrated and taught during the times of the Acts and Epistles as His plan was instituted in the early Church.
This emphasis in no way discredits the value and inspiration of the remainder of Scriptures. Jesus often referred to the Old Testament in His teaching. He based His life and ministry on the total revelation of God’s Word. The Institute equips students with creative Bible study skills to enable continued study of all the Scriptures following basic course training. We also provide Legacy Bible Outlines of the books of the Bible. But the primary focus of Institute core training is teaching what Jesus taught to move men from vision to reality and the strategies revealed as His plan was initiated in the Church.
The curriculum emphasizes demonstration, training laymen to be participators rather than spectators. Intellectual knowledge of God is not enough:
But be ye doers of the Word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. (James 1:22)
True knowledge is gained only by experience. Study results in gaining information, but not experience. Teaching is factual while training is experiential. Jesus is a living person, not a cold fact. Relationship to Him is based on experience, not just knowledge, facts, and information. The aim of the training is not accumulated knowledge, but action which converts the possibilities of ministry into reality. It is not just articulation [talking about the power of God], but demonstration [putting it into action]:
And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power; that your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God. (I Corinthians 2:4-5)
We emphasize training rather than teaching. Although teaching is part of training, teaching leaves the learner the option to accept what is taught or reject it. We desire that students…
…mightest know the certainty of those things, wherein thou has been instructed. (Luke 1:4)

The curriculum takes students beyond teaching to training, from observation to participation is required. We are not just disseminating information. We are imparting the things of God to our students.
The participation to which students are challenged is that of spiritual reproduction. Christ’s first appeal to His disciples was centered on reproduction:
And He saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. (Matthew 4:19)
His final command was to reproduce spiritually:
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost;
Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you… (Matthew 28:19-20)
The Church is a spiritual body under commission. Since 99% of the Church is composed of laymen, this force must be motivated to become reproductive in order to harvest the spiritual fields of the nations of the world. (See “The Challenge: Training the Laity” in Part Three of this guide).
Through application of Scriptural principles, this training results in each believer having the potential to raise up other motivated Christians, creating a new network of evangelism throughout the world. Even if they never teach a Sunday school class, preach a sermon, or minister in a group situation, each believer can become part of the expansion of this evangelistic network.
This is not a plan developed by an individual or an organization, but the plan of God revealed in Scriptures. It is based on the principle given by the Apostle Paul to a young minister named Timothy:
And the things that thou has heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also. (II Timothy 2:2)

For complete intensified training to move laymen from vision to reality, use the courses in the order explained in the “Curriculum” section of this manual. Each module and course is independent of all others, however, permitting a course to be used separately if so desired. For example, a pastor can use “Foundations of Faith” in a class for new converts without using other courses offered by the Institute.
The curriculum is designed to enable a local pastor or Christian leader to conduct the training sessions. At the headquarters of Harvestime International Institute, all writers, editors, translators, and others involved with Harvestime International Institute do not receive salaries. As a networking ministry, many of them are involved in ministries of their own and contribute their time and abilities to Harvestime.
Associates of Harvestime International Network involved in curriculum preparation for the Institute represent a variety of leadership in evangelical circles. Some are ministers, teachers, or journalists in their secular or ministerial occupations. Some hold graduate degrees from recognized institutions. But we have not limited contributors to graduates of theological schools or Bible colleges. Some contributors are actually out on the front lines, vitally involved in lay training programs around the world. Their inclusion as contributors helps avoid purely theoretical training and focuses attention on the practical aspects as well. They bring to the program an international viewpoint from the front lines of Christian service. All contributors are qualified, born-again, Spirit filled, fundamental Christians who believe in the divine inspiration of God’s Word. Their common bond is a vital concern for the training. This has united them together in a new network of evangelism for the purpose of raising up laborers for the harvest fields of the world.

This manual introduces the vision of Harvestime International Network and the Institute. Objectives, purposes, and course development are discussed. The guide explains how to use the Institute on an individual or group basis. This manual is an important tool for individuals or groups planning to take the complete Institute training. (ISBN#1-930703-01-5)
Communicating the vision of spiritual harvest. STRATEGIES FOR SPIRITUAL HARVEST:
The initial call of Jesus Christ to men was to be spiritually reproductive: “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” His final command, that of the Great Commission, also challenged followers to spiritual reproduction. Using the analogy of the natural harvest, this course focuses on promises of spiritual harvest, things that prevent harvest, and keys to effective harvest. It communicates the vision which the remainder of Institute training equips students to fulfill. (ISBN #1-930703-02-3 )
Training laborers to fulfill the vision. FOUNDATIONS OF FAITH:
This course stresses the importance of proper spiritual foundations for life and ministry by focusing on foundations of the Christian faith identified in Hebrews 6:1: Repentance, faith, baptism, laying on of hands, resurrection, and eternal judgment. (ISBN #1-930703-03-1)
The “Gospel of the Kingdom” shall be preached in all the world before the return of the Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 24:14). Understanding of Kingdom principles is necessary if one is to spread the Gospel of the Kingdom. This course focuses on patterns and principles of Kingdom living applicable to life and ministry. (ISBN #1-9030703-04-x)
This course moves participants beyond the natural world into the realm of the spirit. Tactics of
the enemy are analyzed and strategies of spiritual warfare assuring victory over the principalities

and powers of the spirit world are explained. (ISBN #1-9030703-05-8)
This study focuses on the ministry of the Holy Spirit, spiritual fruit, and spiritual gifts. Students are guided in discovery of their own spiritual gifts and position of ministry in the Body of Christ. (ISBN #1-9030703-06-6)
This course explains how God speaks to men today and how to find His general and specific plans for life. A Christian model for decision making is presented, along with guidelines for overcoming wrong decisions, steps to take if you have missed the will of God, and methods for dealing with questionable practices. (ISBN #1-9030703-07-4)
This course equips students for personal study of the Word of God after the conclusion of Institute training. Students learn how to study the Bible by book, chapter, paragraph, verse, and word. Other methods taught include biographical, devotional, theological, typological, and topical. Special guidelines for studying Bible poetry and prophecy are presented and students are taught methods of charting and outlining. (ISBN #1-9030703-08-2)
This survey provides an overview of the entire Bible. Study outlines of each book of the Bible are provided for further development by the student. Volume One: Introduction and Old Testament (ISBN #1-9030703-09-0). Volume Two: New Testament. (ISBN #1-9030703-10-4)
Multiplying the spiritual labor force which has been trained.
This course examines the Biblical world view from Genesis through Revelation. God’s plan for the nations of the world from the beginning of time is detailed. Current worldwide spiritual need is also presented. (ISBN #1-9030703-11-2)
This course examines the methods Jesus used to teach and preach the Gospel. Students are taught how to prepare and present lessons and how to teach and preach the Gospel. (ISBN #1-9030703-12-0)

God’s plan for spiritual multiplication is presented. This study reveals how a single Christian can be responsible for the multiplication of thousands of trained and motivated believers. Church growth principles are emphasized. (ISBN #1-9030703-13-9)
The early church was born in a demonstration of the power of God. Power principles taught in this course equip students for spiritual harvest and moves them from being spectators to demonstrators of the power of God. (ISBN #1-9030703-14-7)
Organizing the resources resulting from multiplication.
A review of Biblical management principles with emphasis on servant leadership, Biblical leaders, and Scriptural strategies for success. (ISBN #1-9030703-15-5)
Students learn environmental analysis on an individual, church, and organizational basis. They learn how to analyze the spiritual environment of a village, city, state or nation prior to penetrating it with the Gospel message. (ISBN #1-9030703-16-3)
Everything Jesus did centered on the great purposes of God. This course analyzes Christ’s objectives for ministry and teaches students to institute management by objectives in their own life and ministry. (ISBN #1-9030703-17-1)
Mobilizing the spiritual task force through practical application.
This course presents methods for mobilizing spiritual forces for God and explains the practical application of the Harvestime vision to specific areas of ministry. Referral courses in various areas of ministry are also available through this module. (ISBN #1-9030703-18-x)

The vision becomes reality through the process of leaven-like evangelism.
The Gospel of the Kingdom spreads throughout the world as leaven in bread dough: The leaven is small and hidden, but its impact is unlimited. Effective evangelism strategies are taught, including detailed instruction on the deliverance ministry, church planting, and techniques of networking between ministries. (ISBN #1-9030703-19-8)
A study of all the Bible teaches about women and their role in ministry. Also includes a study of the Bible books bearing women’s names–Ruth and Esther–and resources for biographical study of all of the women of the Bible. (ISBN #1-9030703-20-1)
A complete guide to jail and prison ministry. Includes guidelines for writing and visiting inmates, conducting group services inside an institution, reaching out to families of inmates, and ministering on death row. (ISBN #1-9030703-22-8)
An intercessory prayer guide that includes guidelines on how to pray, what to pray for, when not to pray, resources for prayer, international intercession, and factors that hinder prayer. (ISBN #1-9030703-23-6)
A study of all the Bible teaches about divine healing. Complete guidelines for receiving and ministering healing. (ISBN#1-9030703-21-x)
Available as an Internet download only. Based on the story of Jehoshaphat, this book provides strategies for what to do in crisis situations–when you don’t know what to do.
ALTAR COUNSELOR’S GUIDE: Available as an Internet download only.
A training manual for altar workers.
LEGACY BIBLE OUTLINES: Available as an Internet download only.
An outline study of books of the Bible with study questions for each chapter.
Additional courses are available online at: http://www.harvestime.org