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Laboring in the Harvest

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NavPress 2011

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Christian leaders are calling for two important things in our generation: renewal in the church and a new thrust to evangelize the world. What is the key to accomplishing these two great tasks? According to veteran disciple-maker LeRoy Eims, it is the training of laypeople to become the laborers Jesus talked about when he said to ask the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into the harvest field (Matt. 9:38).

Author Randy Eims adds words of principle and direction to his father’s classic book Laboring in the Harvest. In this revised and updated version, LeRoy and Randy define a laborer as one who is equipped to reach the lost and edify the saved. They explain that the majority of Christians do not even realize there is such a class of laborers in the Bible. Their words provide a job description for laborers, outline the training needed for laboring, and describe the spiritual tools a laborer needs in Christ’s harvest.

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Key Features

  • Discusses the need to be engaged in winning the lost and building up the saved
  • Defines the role and importance of a laborer in response to the Great Commission
  • Provides a fresh set of practical tools


  • Revive Thy Work
  • A Shortage of Field Hands
  • A Job Description for Laborers
  • The Principles of Commitment
  • Prayer: A Living Miracle
  • The Word of Power
  • The Personal Touch
  • The Spirit Who Guides Us
  • The Physical Demands of Spiritual Labor
  • Producing Those Who Reproduce
  • Lighting the Fire
  • Living the Reality

Praise for the Print Edition

LeRoy Eims was a man of the Word, a man of prayer, and a man with a heart for evangelism and discipleship. He pioneered The Navigators’ collegiate ministry and left a rich legacy of vision and spiritual wisdom for those of us who knew him and followed in his footsteps.

Jerry Bridges, author and staff member, The Navigators

LeRoy Eims marked The Navigators and the kingdom with his life, insights, and leadership. He was the primary influence in my life as a young Air Force officer seeking to influence my world for Christ. He mixed humor, truth, and a call for obedience to Christ to urge a world of believers to be more than they ever thought they could be in the spiritual harvest field. His writing will influence you as his life indelibly influenced me.

—Jerry White, author and speaker

Reading one of LeRoy’s first books gave me a compelling vision for my life to invest in a few so that generations of people would know Christ and reach the nations. LeRoy’s writings have been part of a core curriculum that I continue to pass on to others.

—Doug Nuenke, US president, The Navigators

The impact of LeRoy’s life vision on our Navigator movement is incalculable. It was LeRoy’s faith and evangelistic zeal that led us to launch our first Navigator campus ministry. Not only was LeRoy a gifted evangelist, he was a consistent voice for keeping the cutting edge of our engagement with the lost sharp. In a real sense, every one of us who has come to faith in Christ through a Navigator campus ministry in the years since is a part of LeRoy’s legacy.

—Mike Treneer, international president, The Navigators

Product Details

  • Title: Laboring in the Harvest
  • Authors: LeRoy Eims and Randy Eims
  • Edition: Revised and updated
  • Publisher: NavPress
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Pages: 112

About the Authors

Leroy Eims was the director of public ministry for The Navigators and the author of several books, including the best-selling The Lost Art of Disciplemaking. Leroy held an honorary doctor of divinity degree from Geneva College and was a speaker for the Staley Distinguished Christian Scholar Lecture Program. Leroy left his beloved wife, Virginia, in 2004 to be with his Lord.

Randy Eims has been involved in youth and young adult ministry for more than 30 years. Through The Navigators, he spent eight years working with the military at Camp Pendelton and four years as the resident camp director for Eagle Lake. Randy then spent eight years as the youth ministries director at First Presbyterian Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and then two years as the church’s men’s ministry director. He has mentored, discipled, and trained youth and college students for leadership since 1979. Randy is currently the director of The Eims Discipleship Foundation, which seeks to inspire daily, biblical discipleship for practical, lasting, Christ-centered growth, personally, generationally, and missionally.

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