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OUR PURPOSE:

Our mission at Harvest is to make disciples for His glory. We keep this in mind in all that we do. Specifically, our mission as a worship department is to make disciples by creating an environment where those attending are led to worship, challenged to connect, and encouraged to embrace the authority of God’s Word. We want people to connect with God in a meaningful way that facilitates authentic life change. 

To accomplish our purpose, our worship ministry must be:

Vertical: Our services will be designed with an intentional focus on the transcendent glory of God. (Exodus 33:18)

Bible Saturated: The content of our singing, praying and preaching will always conform to the truth of Scripture. (2 Timothy 3:16)  God’s Word is the ground of all our appeal to authority. (Isaiah 40:8)

Transformative: Our services will be designed with an understanding that true transformation is not the result of the clever planning of men, but rather an encounter with an Almighty God. (1 Corinthians 14:25)

Both Head and Heart: Our services will both appeal to clear thinking about spiritual things and seek to inspire passionate authentic emotions towards God. (Matthew 22:37)

Transparent: We want the greatness of God to shine through our worship rather than a focus on the Worship Team.  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. We pursue excellence as a means to avoid distraction rather than as a end to itself. (Psalm 115:1)

Contemporary Without Compromise: We encourage passionate and expressive worship declared through musical styles of today, yet grounded firmly in the timeless truths of God’s Word. (Psalm 33:3) 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)

 
NIC MCELVEEN
DIRECTOR OF WORSHIP
EMAIL: nmcelveen@harvestchattanooga.org
 
SERVING IN HARVEST WORSHIP
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