THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE FUTURE OF SPRING HARVEST
You can see the final update on our appeal here.
The cancellation of Spring Harvest 2020 in Harrogate, Minehead and Skegness cost us approximately £1.5 million in lost revenue. To ensure the future of the event and other ministries including Big Start Assemblies our parent charity Essential Christian needs to make up this shortfall, at a minimum.
We are so thankful for your support which will sustain the ministry and allow us to deliver a Spring Harvest event in 2021 and, by the grace of God, for many years after.
We are still grateful for any gifts towards the future ministry of Spring Harvest.
WE WILL BE TITHING YOUR GIFTS
All one-off gifts given until the end of June 2020 will be tithed to the following ministries, with one-tenth being shared between them.
United Bible Societies, to train and equip Bible teachers and students in China
Sumy Spiritual Revival Mission in Lebedyn, Ukraine, for mission in their community
You can find out more about these ministries on our Spring Harvest Home on YouTube channel.
“In this difficult time, the Essential Christian Board has recommitted itself to the future of Spring Harvest, Big Start Assemblies, Essential Event Management, Song Solutions and our other sectors of activity – we believe that, under God, we have a future and a continuing mission.”
Rt. Rev. Pete Broadbent, Chair of Essential Christian
PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRAY
We believe God hears and responds to the prayers of faithful sisters and brothers in Christ who cry out to Him. Please pray:
– for the many people in need in our nation and around the world, that as God’s people we may show our care and love in our communities
– that we can all gather again at Spring Harvest 2021
– for all those in authority and leadership at this critical time
– for our friends and colleagues at Butlin’s, where resorts are currently closed, but head office is extremely busy
– for the team at the Harrogate International Centre, converted for use as an NHS Nightingale Hospital
We hope to see you again in 2021! To ensure you stay in touch with our plans, including dates for Spring Harvest 2021, please sign up for occasional emails at springharvest.org. You can also get regular updates across our social media channels and join in the conversation with others! See all the links at the bottom of this page.
OTHER WAYS TO GIVE
In addition to the methods via the buttons above, you can give as follows.
1. Bank transfer (for one-off gifts)
Bank/branch: Lloyds plc, Lewes
Account: Essential Christian Offerings
Account No: 00157618
Sort code: 30-95-01
Please include as a reference your surname and first name. Please also Gift Aid your donation if you can. The Declaration Form can be downloaded here. Once complete, would you please return the form to us via post (and not email please to ensure your personal data is kept secure) to ‘Freepost ESSENTIAL CHRISTIAN’.
If you are donating from a bank account outside of the UK you will need the following account numbers:
Bank BIC/Swift Code: LOYDGB21103
IBAN: GB51 LOYD 3095 0100 1576 18
Please makes cheques payable to Spring Harvest Offering and send them to FREEPOST Essential Christian (that’s the all the address you need). Please write your name and address on the back of the cheque and provide a Gift Aid Declaration if you are able to, or we can send one to you on request by email. Once complete, would you please return the form to us via post (and not email please to ensure your personal data is kept secure) to ‘Freepost ESSENTIAL CHRISTIAN’.
3. Stewardship or CAF
Please search for Essential Christian and add a note that your donation is for the Spring Harvest Offering.
All the one-off gifts you give up to and including 30th June will be tithed, with one-tenth shared between these two ministries.
Through United Bible Societies we will be investing in the training and equipping of Bible teachers and seminary students in China to reach the huge Christian population with the Word of God. There is a pressing shortage of leaders there – only one ordained pastor for every 6,700 Christians. The money will provide bursaries and scholarships, books and resources. If funds allow, more will be invested in the production and distribution of Bibles.
Sumy Spiritual Revival Mission in Lebedyn, Ukraine is close to the Russian border where troops are currently stationed. The church serves the local community where unemployment is at 85% and there are 27 active orphanages in the locality. They have a successful puppet ministry and run summer camps for children and young people, including those with additional needs. These feed into their regular children’s groups, computer club, English classes, sewing and their own Bible college.