The Harvest Philosophy of Worship
We exist for worshiping God. Jesus said that loving God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength was the greatest commandment (Matt. 22:37; Mark 12:30; cf. Deut. 6:5). The Westminster Shorter Catechism summarizes our worship-centric existence this way: “Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever.”
At Harvest Community Church, worship stands at the center of our mission statement: “Making Disciples who Worship and Serve.” Our primary goal is to make disciples who grow in the way they worship our Triune God.
But what does that mean, practically speaking? What do the Scriptures teach us about worship, and how do those ancient commands shape the way we worship God in the 21st century?
The Session of Harvest Community Church has written a Harvest Philosophy of Worship to define what our church believes about the practice of worship. In this document, we outline topics such as:
- Why Should We Worship?
- How Should We Worship?
- The Three Tiers of our Beliefs (Liberty of Conscience)
- The Regulative Principle of Worship
- The Holy Dialogue of Worship
- The Meaning of the Elements in our Liturgy
- Distinctives of Worship at Harvest
Please contact the session (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions about worship, or about the Philosophy of Worship document that we have produced.