The Harvest Cycle

THE HARVEST CYCLE

In Mark 4:26-29 Jesus used the organic imagery of the Harvest Cycle to describe his movement.

This model applies to the work of growing disciples in the context of the church community, nurturing young people in their faith, making new disciples within secular culture, and developing missional leaders.


The harvest model is an important framework to understand the role and purpose of Sabbath School & Personal Ministries, Discovery Bible Reading, small groups, evangelism, and community engagement.


The harvest is multiplied by continually fostering and expanding the steps of the harvest cycle.

– New disciples become disciple-makers.
– Mature disciples become leaders.
– Established churches become sending sponsors.