At Harvest, we view “worship” as so much more than a style of music. It is a way of life. However, it is through music that we most vividly and intentionally convey the heart of true biblical worship. Harvest Worship endeavors to assist our people to experience the sufficiency and express the supremacy of Christ in all things.
At Harvest, our worship is expressed by what we say, sing, and the way we live. We do not believe that singing praise to God in a church service is, in and of itself, worship. However, we do believe that singing praise to God is a command to all (Psalm 66:1-2) and is a powerful way to respond to our God and King.
Our worship ministry includes singing and playing instrument. However, it is the message that our music and songs communicate that is of utmost importance. Whether our music is loud or soft…fast or slow…new or old…with a band or without matters little in comparison to the message of the song.
It is important that our songs accurately reflect the Scriptures, and we hope to express the triune nature of our God as we respond to the gospel of His Son. Worship is the term we use to cover all the acts of the heart, mind, and body that express the infinite worth of God. In our worship services we sing songs, bring tithes, hear and obey God's Word, and reorient our lives based on his infinite worth.
HARVEST WORSHIP VALUES
We plan our weekend services around five key priorities:
Bible Saturation: The content of our singing, praying, welcoming, and preaching will always conform to the truth of Scripture. God's Word is the ground of all our appeal to authority. (Isaiah 40:8)
Head and Heart: Our services will appeal to clear thinking about spiritual things, and seek to kindle hearts with deep, strong, real emotions toward God with these truths. (Matthew 22:37)
Reality: Our services will have the atmosphere of a radically personal encounter with the God of truth. We will avoid all pretense and posturing, all flippant, superficial frivolity. We will pursue reverence, passion, and wonder. (Psalm 96:1-6)
Transparency: We want all stage participants to disappear and allow the greatness of God to shine through. Our trust is in our Message, not ourselves as messengers. We actively avoid shoddiness and lack of preparation as well as distracting finesse or refinement. (Psalm 115:1)
Contemporary: We celebrate different time periods of musical expression, not for the sake of appeasing demographics, but to show how the glory of God transcends personal taste. (Matthew 13:52)
If you have an interest in serving in the worship ministry in any capacity please email Ben Arant.