Our Story

Harvest Mission Community Church began in 1996 with a group of eight people and a dream: to be a 1st-century church in the 21st century. As we looked into the book of Acts, God gave us the vision to be a community of faith that raises bold disciples of Christ who will transform the world.

We planted our roots on the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor with a focus of reaching college students, because we believe that college is a pivotal time for people to discover their God-given destiny. Over the years, our ministry has expanded to encompass people from different walks of life—from infants and youth, to single adults and married couples, to international students and families.

Although the composition of our church may continue to change, our vision will always remain the same. We desire to see people’s lives transformed, redirected to Gods purposes, and set out to transform the world for the glory of God.


Becoming a transcultural spiritual family reaching our neighbors, the nations, and the next generation.


To transform lost people into Christ’s disciples who will then transform the world.


Gather: Corporate Gatherings & Community Gatherings

We gather to foster a greater sense of unity and to continue to build up the church body.

Grow: Life-on-Life & Equipping

We believe it is crucial that we do not grow stagnant in our faith, but that we are continually learning and being challenged.

Go: Personal Mission & Team-Based Mission

We have been called to go out and make disciples, by sharing the Good News and testifying of the work God has done in our lives.


S – Spirit-led ministry
To be connected with God and anointed by His Spirit, in order to hear His direction and step out in faith to minister to His people with His power.

L – Leadership ​development
To develop people to their full potential and in Christ-like character in order to impact their spheres of influence and increase the spread of the Gospel to future generations.

T – Transculturalism
To make the decision to go through discomforts and difficulties, in order to develop understanding and delight in people from a different culture.

C – Community
To willingly come together as a diverse group of people to experience and live out the Gospel, in order to fulfill God’s purposes.

M – Ministry inside and outside
To be a visible display and viable demonstration of God’s Kingdom by stewarding our God-given spiritual gift(s), resources and experiences to build God’s Church and transform the world.

M – Missions through church planting
To obey and fulfill the Great Commission through the local church, which God has established so that we can be witnesses and servants of His redemptive purpose.

D – Discipleship
To invite people to join us in the lifestyle of the Kingdom by imitating Christ, teaching people to obey Him, and imparting Biblical values.