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What is Harvest America?

Harvest America is a free nationwide simulcast event featuring top Christian musicians and a clear gospel presentation from Greg Laurie.

Our vision is to partner with churches and individuals throughout the nation to create settings where communities can join together and invite their friends and relatives to comfortably come and hear a clear and precise presentation of the gospel, respond to its message, and be given direction and materials to assist in their new faith. To learn more about what Harvest America is, click here.

How much does it cost to attend an event?

Harvest America is free and open to the public.

What happens at a Harvest America event?

A standard event runs something like this: Worship begins with a "house band," which plays contemporary worship for all ages, followed by music from popular guest musicians. Then Pastor Greg Laurie gives a clear and relevant evangelistic message from the Bible. Pastor Greg will invite those who would like to receive Christ as Lord and Savior to get out of their seats and stand in front of the screen/stage. After a brief explanation, he will pray with those who have come forward to receive Christ.

Who is Greg Laurie?

Greg Laurie is the speaker at all Harvest events and Senior Pastor at Harvest Christian Fellowship. Find out more about Greg Laurie.

Can those unable to attend a local Harvest America event watch from home?

Yes, visit the Ways to Watch page to see your options.

Will the musicians advertised be part of the simulcast at every location?

It is up to each host to decide whether to show the music from the live event, or bring in artists for live music at their individual location.

Does Pastor Greg Laurie get paid to speak at Harvest America events?

Pastor Greg receives no compensation for speaking at Harvest America.

Does Harvest Ministries profit financially from these events?

No. Harvest Ministries is one of the largest contributors of staff and finances for these events, and generally underwrites a portion of the event in addition to the direct costs to our organization.

How are Harvest America events paid for?

The budget for Harvest America is funded by Harvest Ministries, gifts from private donors and businesses from throughout the nation, and various churches that have chosen to partner with us to cover the costs. If you are interested in learning about how you or your church can partner with us in funding this outreach, please e-mail us at support@harvestamerica.com.

Each host site will be asked to participate in the freewill offering that will be held during each outreach. The funds raised through this will be applied directly to the Harvest America budget.

Harvest Ministries is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, so gifts to Harvest Ministries are fully tax-deductible as allowed by law.

To learn more about supporting Harvest America, please visit the Donate page.

What happens when someone comes forward to accept Christ at a Harvest America event?

Someone making a profession of faith in Christ is paired up with a Decision Follow-Up Worker and receives a Start! Bible New Testament (or a similar Bible if the host location has chosen to use a different New Believer’s Bible). The Decision Follow-Up Worker prays with and encourages the new believer. He or she also documents the person’s decision to follow Christ. The documentation is given to a local church representative on the night of Harvest America. Within 48 hours of the outreach, local churches mail letters and make phone calls to the new believers. To ensure the success of this step, Harvest Crusades utilizes mailings and other resources to encourage the local churches to follow up with all new believers. Harvest also has follow-up curriculum available for churches that haven’t yet developed their own.

What does the term "profession of faith" mean? Is it the same as a conversion?

We believe that only God has the power to "convert" a heart to Himself. We use the term "profession of faith" to indicate that a person made a public, formal profession of a desire to follow Christ and live by His Word (whether that be a first-time commitment or a recommitment). While many of these people will be discipled, grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ, and bear lasting fruit, we know that this is a matter of the heart and some will not continue on in the Christian faith (see Matthew 13). This is the reason that there is a follow-up process in place—to ensure that as many as possible are given all the tools and biblical counsel that they need, and are also prayed for.

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"Greg Laurie is not only a personal friend, but is one of the great communicators of the gospel of Jesus Christ in our generation. They have written him up to be the evangelist of the future and he is. I highly recommend him."

Billy Graham, Evangelist and Author

"Greg Laurie is a dynamic pastor, gifted evangelist, and trusted friend. Prestonwood is thrilled to be an anchor church in Harvest America. I hope you will be a part of this amazing opportunity too."

Dr. Jack Graham, Senior Pastor, Prestonwood Baptist Church

"When it comes to reaching the lost, I’m grateful that every generation has a Billy Graham, and Greg Laurie is a Billy Graham to our generation. Gateway Church wholeheartedly supports Harvest America, and I would encourage every pastor and church to partner with them to reach their cities for Christ."

Robert Morris, Founding Senior Pastor, Gateway Church

"God has mightily used Greg in so many different ways and at many different venues. Because of him, many people are in the kingdom through Harvest America, the crusades, a dynamic church, a great testimony, a great man. I pray that you will join me and partner in this years Harvest America outreach."

Dr. Tony Evans, Senior Pastor, Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship

"I couldn't be more excited about the upcoming Harvest event and love the Harvest model. You can bring your neighbor or family member, listen to the gospel of Jesus Christ be preached and proclaimed faithfully, and then you can follow up with them. I couldn't encourage you more to come sit in and listen to the gospel message being proclaimed here in Dallas, Texas."

Matt Chandler, Lead Pastor, The Village Church

"Greg Laurie has been my friend for many years, and in that time I've seen God work through Greg's evangelistic preaching to reach thousands upon thousands of lives for Jesus Christ. Hosting Harvest America in your church is a unique and powerful way for the gospel to reach people in your community too."

James MacDonald, Senior Pastor, Harvest Bible Chapel

"There is no questions that Greg Laurie is making a huge impact for Christ and that lives are being changed by the thousands through Harvest America. If you are a follower of Jesus, this is the perfect opportunity to invite someone who doesn't know Christ to hear about the life transforming power of the Gospel."

Craig Groeschel, Senior Pastor, Life Church

"Greg Laurie’s focus on the Gospel is why so many Southern Baptist churches and pastors have been involved with Harvest over the past 25 years . . . I strongly encourage you to get involved as well."

Kevin Ezell, SBC North American Mission Board President

"Greg Laurie has been serving the Lord evangelistically since the early 1970s, when God changed his life during the Jesus Movement in Southern California. God has gifted Greg to give a clear, passionate, biblical presentation of the gospel. God uses him to call people to faith in Christ. I hope that you will invite your lost friends to this event, so that they can be saved."

Steve Gaines, Senior Pastor, Bellevue Baptist Church, Current President of the Southern Baptist Convention

"Harvest Crusades really helped renew in our church a passion to reach our city. We are still benefiting from the vision for evangelism and empowerment in disciple-making they helped lead us into! I don't know any other way of saying it besides, 'This strategy still works!'"

JD Greear, Senior Pastor, The Summit Church

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