The mission of Harvest Compassion is to glorify God through the fulfillment of the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20). In short, to make disciples! He hasn't just given the church a place to gather, but has planted us in a community that He desires for us to fully reach. Compassion means living this out in word and deed in our city (Romans 15:18).
Small Group Leaders can access this portal to check out available projects, connect to group opportunities, and register their groups to serve.
We are grateful to partner with bible believing, God glorifying organizations to make disciples of Jesus Christ in Rochester MN. Our Compassion Partners are listed below. Serving alongside these partnerships is the primary, but not exclusive focus of our local outreach.
Harvest is grateful to come alongside Navigators leaders in Rochester to engage students attending RCTC and UMR in their mission to "help college students know Christ and make Him known."
Group serving opportunities include pack and pray nights to provide finals week lunches for students and supporting weekly Nav Nights on Thursday evenings at University of Minnesota Rochester.
Compassion Coordinator. Kaylin Matos
New Life Family Services
New Life provides life-affirming pregnancy care, compassion, and education for those in need. Harvest participates in events throughout the year to serve and encourage staff and clients. These include small group pack and pray nights at the NLFS office.
Opportunities with expecting and new parents through the Parent Plus Program are available which offer the potential to build lasting relationships; pouring into new and expecting parents.
Compassion Coordinator. Hannah Friedrich
Friendship Place serves as a Christian outreach to the children and families who live in SE Rochester. Harvest partners with Friendship Place to help impact this community through tutoring and spending time with students through their after school programs. Small Groups can serve on coordinated nights together, and there are individual opportunities to commit more regularly as well.
Compassion Coordinator. Jon Inselman
MN Adult and Teen Challenge
MNATC serves to extend the restoring hope that is a relationship with Jesus Christ to men struggling with substance abuse and addiction. Harvest leaders speak at MNATC's chapel service the third Thursday of every month.
Men interested in pursuing a regular discipleship commitment can apply to be paired with someone from MNATC's Long-Term Program. Fill out an application to be a mentor on MNTC - Rochester's page here.
Compassion Coordinator. Matt Miller
Next Chapter Ministries
Next Chapter's mission is to build relationships with people who have been impacted by crime; restoring them to God, family, and community with the Gospel of Christ. Next Chapter exists to change the culture of crime in Rochester and Olmsted County.
There are opportunities to serve through Next Chapter through various mentorship roles. Men and women interested in committing to disciple, form relationships, and help connect them to the local church should reach out to the Compassion Coordinator for Next Chapter. Group opportunities to support Next Chapter events and initiatives exist throughout the year as well.
Compassion Coordinator. Scott Schmalzbauer