They praised God. They were respected by all the people. Every day the Lord added to their group those who were being saved.
We are Joshua and Sara Sorrows. We live in the heart of downtown Conway where we are raising our 3 boys: Caleb, Micah, and Ethan.
We are from the south and are partial to southern culture. We enjoy college football (GO Dawgs!!), treasure hunting at thrift stores, golf, baseball, comfort food, great coffee, long neighborhood walks and splashing in any type of water we can find.
Our journey in ministry over the past 15+ years has taken us from Dallas, Texas, where we helped start a church, to pastoring a church in the heart of the Rockies, in Bailey Colorado. We’ve journeyed overseas from the Amazon Rainforest to the jungles of the Philippines on short-term mission trips to encourage, equip and train pastors.
Now, we’re here in Conway to start a church again.
Isaiah 41:15 speaks of a tool, the threshing sledge, for reaping a harvest. It is for the harvest that we believe the Church was formed and why we feel led to start Harvest Church in Conway. Our hope is to see those that attend Harvest experience a growing relationship with Jesus.
We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, fully inspired and without error in the original manuscripts, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and thus it has supreme authority in all manners of faith and conduct.
We believe that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons, that these are equal in every divine perfections, and that they execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence and redemption.
We believe in God the Father, an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. We believe that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of each person, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.
We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, and teachings. We believe in His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people, and personal visible return to earth.
We believe in the Holy Spirit who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ, and that He is an abiding helper, teacher, and guide.
We believe that all men are sinners by nature and by choice and are, therefore, under condemnation. We believe that those who repent of their sins and trust in Jesus Christ as Savior are regenerated by the Holy Spirit.
We believe in the universal church, a living spiritual body of which Christ is the head and all regenerated persons are members. We believe in the local church, consisting of a company of believers in Jesus Christ, baptized on a credible confession of faith, and associated for worship, work, and fellowship. We believe that God has laid upon the members of the local church the primary task of giving the gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost world.
We believe that a Christian should live for the glory of God and the wellbeing others; that their conduct should be blameless before the world; that they should be faithful stewards of their possessions; and that they should seek to realize for themselves and others the full stature of maturity in Christ.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has committed two ordinances to the local church: baptism and the Lord’s Supper. We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water into the name of the triune God. We believe that the Lord’s Supper was instituted by Christ for commemoration of His death. We believe that these two ordinances should be observed and administered until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe that every human being has direct relations with God and is responsible to God alone in all matters of faith; that each church is independent and must be free from interference by any ecclesiastical or political authority; that therefore Church and State must be kept separate as having different functions, each fulfilling its duties free from dictation or patronage of the other.
We believe that local churches can best promote the cause of Jesus Christ by cooperating with one another in a denominational organization or nondenominational fellowship. Such an organization, whether it is a denomination or another mechanism for cooperation, exists, and functions by the will of the churches. Cooperation in such organizations is voluntary and may be terminated at any time.
We believe in the personal and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to earth and the establishment of His kingdom. We believe in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment, the eternal felicity of the righteous, and the endless suffering of the wicked.