Spring Harvest the event began life as a one week event in Prestatyn in Wales, in 1979. Over more than 30 years, we've grown into a multi-resort event; we run conferences for Youthworkers and other conferences, and we have a beautiful holiday park in the west of France.
Beginning at the event in April, Spring Harvest announce the start of a partnership with Compassion. By working in partnership, we hope to support each other's mission and provide opportunities for the people of God to turn their faith into action.
In January of this year, Spring Harvest cemented a partnership which began 30 years previously and merged with ICC Media Group, to form the new Memralife Group.
Two new streams take place as part of the Main Event programme; The Worship Masterclass stream (Skegness) and dedicated British Sign Language stream (Minehead).
Spring Harvest ran the first Aiming 4 Excellence conference, promoting excellence within the organisation of charities.
Spring Harvest hosted the first of two annual conferences for the Elim Church, in Minehead.
Youthwork the conference expanded to two locations - Southport and Eastbourne.
Spring Harvest Holidays was launched with Le Pas Opton, a holiday park in the Vendée region of France, opening to its first visitors. The first Youthwork the conference took place in Southport in November 2003.
Spring Harvest Publishing was set up and started publishing a range of Christian lifestyle books and Bible study materials.
Spring Harvest launched Generation 2000+, a week with a specific focus on family issues, in conjunction with Care for the Family. Over £1.3million was raised for needy children throughout the world through the 'Remember Me' offerings project.
Spring Harvest raised thousands of pounds to help the victims of brutality in Kosovo.
Spring Harvest unveiled plans to develop its activities - the first new initiative being 'At Work Together', a conference for leaders in both the sacred and secular workplaces. Alongside the developments a new corporate identity was also launched.
Spring Harvest ran an initiative with Holy Trinity, Brompton, called 'Spring Harvest with Focus' in Minehead.
Over 70,000 Christians attended Spring Harvest at its four locations in Ayr, Minehead, Pwllheli and Skegness. Spring Harvest brought attention to the war in the former-Yugoslavia by sending a film crew to Mostar, Bosnia - a UN designated War Zone.
Spring Harvest became a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee. Spring Harvest Word Alive was launched in conjunction with the Keswick Convention and UCCF.
£250,000 was given in voluntary offerings for a wide range of Christian work. £49,000 raised for a 'Greener Burkina' by the youth programme, was used to replant a forest and build a dam to alleviate drought conditions in Burkina Faso, West Africa.
Spring Harvest expanded to three locations, opening up a new centre in Ayr, Scotland.
At the 10th Spring Harvest, the attendance topped the 50,000 mark. A popular worship album was launched, with profits going to Christian projects involved in supporting those with AIDS/HIV. It went on to raise over £20,000.
For the first time Spring Harvest took place at two locations in the UK: three weeks in Prestatyn, and two weeks in Minehead.
Seminar subjects grappled with the cultural issues of the modern world: single parenthood, gender issues, racism, the socially disadvantaged.
At the outbreak of the Falklands War, Spring Harvest sent a telegram to the Prime Minister expressing 'the love and concern felt by Christians for both governments and peoples involved.' £7,800 was collected and sent as a love offering to the Church in Argentina.
2,700 Christians attended the first Spring Harvest event in Prestatyn, North Wales.