Frequently Asked Questions - and some Answers
HERE ARE SOME of the questions most commonly put to Harvesters. If you have any other question(s) you would like to ask us then please get in touch.
1. Is Harvesters only for Catholic men, or can Christians of other denominations and none get involved?
At Harvesters we have a positive desire to include men from all Christian church traditions and backgrounds with the aim of building unity in the body of Christ. As a network, what we seek in general is to build relationships between men, both Christian and none, which encourage spiritual growth, faith-sharing, friendship, and mutual support on their spiritual journeys.
2. What if I am not a Christian but want to get involved with a local men's group run by Harvesters?
It is the decision of the facilitator(s) of a local group and its members who can join a group and when. Harvesters seeks, however, to help all men, irrespective of where they are coming from, to be better husbands, fathers, sons, brothers and members of society. This will inevitably come from the basis of sound Christian teaching as Christ is the foundation stone on which we stand as a network.
3. What is Harvesters attitude to women? In other words, is this some macho network that belittles or crushes women?
Harvesters desires to see men formed who are so on fire with the love of God that they make a difference in everythingthey do. This would include giving the due respect and honour to women which they deserve, both on an individual basis, a local basis and on a national and international basis. As men we are called to lead and serve as Christ led and served, with humility and sacrifice, loving women as Christ loves His own bride, the Church.
We are also the only site for men that we know of that contains webpages specifically for ladies (click here to view them), such is the degree to which we want to encourage and support the women around us in their own journeys towards holiness.
4. How can I get involved with what Harvesters is up to?
There are three specific ways to get involved with the Harvesters network.
1. If you have not already done so, then seriously consider attending one of our weekends away in the summer. To find out more click here.
2. Alternatively, you may like to attend a forthcoming 'day for men'. Click here to find out what's going on close to you.
3. Finally, you may want to attend a men's small group meeting in your region. Click here to find out where groups meet across the British Isles.
5. How do I become a member of Harvesters ?
There is no official membership of Harvesters as such. Neither is there any requirement to make a long-term commitment to any group or activity, although to benefit from what the network is about may require a certain amount of time and willingness to get involved with a local group or activity. Above all, however, there is freedom to come and go without demands or expectations.
6. How can I find out if Harvesters has anything going on in my local area?
The best thing to do is to get in contact with your local men's small group by phoning or e-mailing the group facilitator. Facilitators' details can be found by clicking here. Alternatively, you can call Mike on 07778 124270 and ask us personally, or e-mail us on [email protected]
• IF YOU HAVE A QUESTION about Harvesters or about men's work in general then please do ask us. We cannot guarantee to be able to give you an adequate answer to your question, or even a satisfactory response at all. However, we will do our best to find out what we can for you. E-mail us by clicking here