Our theme this year needs no explanation. It's our worldwide heartbeat: "Change the Campus, Change the World." The college campus has been and continues to be at the center of change around the world—touching governments, transforming cultures, and shaping individuals like no other season of their adult lives. But only one revolution will last, and only one leader will save. The Gospel of Jesus Christ will be preached on every campus in every nation.
Harvest Institute is all about doing the stuff. All of us who are believers in Christ want to be used to deliver his kingdom; we're also intimidated and inexperienced. There's a sure path out of those doldrums: more training, and more trying! Harvest Institute is five days of Christian ministry training in five modules:
Devotional Life Evangelism Apologetics Leadership Practical Ministry Skills
If you come to Harvest Institute with other believers from your campus who want to make a difference, you will share the gospel with unbelievers, you will pray for the sick to be made well, you will lead a small group, you will share your testimony, you will prophesy to your friends, you will lay hands on others for them to receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
Harvest Institutes are led by seasoned ministers who together bring a great diversity of ministry gifts to equip you for the works of ministry (Eph. 4:11-12). The Institutes includes daily, prolonged prayer and worship; small group practicums; tons of Q&A, discussion, and practice with the teachers and your peers, structured and unstructured. You'll go out together locally to share the gospel and minister, and you'll share breakfast, lunch and dinner with your favorite people for a week, with no distractions of homework or other activities. There's no better way to get ready for an incredible school year!