So What’s the Music Like?
Typically, that’s one of the first questions a person asks regarding Worship Ministry at any given church. So let’s get that out of the way—we typically have a worship team leading us, with drums and such. We like to do everything from songs you’d hear on the radio, to songs that were written long before radios existed. At Harris Creek, we want our music to reflect who we are as a body; and specifically, we want it to proclaim who we think God is.
To us, worship is much, much bigger than music, though. First of all, worship starts with the individual—that’s you! In Romans 12:1, it says “Offer your bodies as a living and holy sacrifice to God, a sacred offering that brings Him pleasure; this is your reasonable, essential worship.” It is essential that we are all individually worshipping God every day, whether it be through reading and meditating on Scripture, serving the needy, proclaiming Christ’s love to a coworker, loving on our kids, etc.
Secondly, there is a corporate aspect to worship. That’s where we come in! There is something powerful about a group of vastly different and unique people coming together to proclaim the same truths about God, and to understand how to love Him more. We don’t take this lightly at Harris Creek. We want to provide an atmosphere that is spiritually stimulating and challenging for those that may be further along in their faith journey, and one that is accepting and comfortable for the unchurched. This is quite a task! To do this, we know we must have great intentionality with the planning we put into every service. We place emphasis on collaborating together to design meaningful and impactful services. We use songs, artwork, atmosphere, creativity, and well thought out sermons to ensure unified and memorable worship times. Here are some things you can expect from us:
• Sermons that are Scripture-based
• Emphasis placed on prayer
• Theologically sound hymns and contemporary songs
• Time for self-evaluation and introspection
• Taking communion
• Believer’s baptism
• Ecumenical liturgy (participating in the Liturgical Calendar)
Wait, Y’all Are a Baptist Church?
At Harris Creek, we have really tried to be intentional by including crucial events from the universal Church calendar into our liturgy (common practices of worship). These events have been celebrated throughout the history of the Church and help to create deep, impactful meaning and rhythm in our lives. Even further, we want to be ecumenical at Harris Creek, realizing that our church is part of a larger body of churches that make up the Kingdom of God. We are worshiping alongside other denominations on these specific days, proclaiming the same thing in our own particular way and in our own context. Here are some dates that we observe throughout the year:
• All Saints' Day
• Lessons and Carols
• Christmas Eve
• Ash Wednesday
• Palm Sunday
• Good Friday
• Easter Sunday
• Pentecost Sunday