“God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” John 4:24
ABOUT WORSHIP MINISTRY
The worship ministry of Harvest Bible Chapel exists to help spread a passion for the supremacy and sufficiency of Christ in all things.
Worship is the term we use to cover all the acts of the heart, mind, and body that express the infinite worth of God. This general term is made more specific in our “worship services.” We sing songs, bring tithes, hear and obey God’s Word, and reorient our lives based on God’s infinite worth.
WORSHIPING IN SPIRIT
At Harvest, corporate worship is highly participatory. We invite our people to worship with passion and energy. We don’t want to be lazy or lethargic when it comes time to worship. Instead, we want to be enthusiastic and demonstrative. Scripture allows for a great deal of freedom in worship (clapping, kneeling, raising hands, etc.), but we should never lose sight of the object of our worship—we worship God through Jesus Christ in the Holy Spirit.
Emotions are an acceptable part of worship, but should never be manipulated or fabricated. Healthy and appropriate expressions of emotion are part of what it means to worship genuinely in the Spirit.
WORSHIPING IN TRUTH
The Bible is the ultimate authority when it comes to worship. At Harvest, therefore, we strive to worship in truth—the truth of who God is as revealed in Scripture. Strict attention is paid to theological content, ensuring that every lyric that is sung, every word spoken, and every art form expressed is biblically sound and supported. We also look to God’s Word to discern how God desires to be worshiped rather that follow the wisdom of man or the latest cultural fad.
A WORSHIPING CHURCH
Finally, we’re committed to being “true worshipers”—those who worship in spirit and truth. As the Lord scans the planet “seeking such people to worship Him,” may He see and hear in us a people who are serious about worshiping Him – people who really mean business when it comes to worship.
WORSHIP MINISTRY VOLUNTEERS
Our weekend service requires a wide range of volunteers who give of their time and serve with a desire to worship the Lord and bless His people. Our role as a ministry is to communicate the message of God’s truth without distraction. Whether the work is done on the platform or behind the scenes, our desire is to give glory to God with the various gifts that He has given us.