At Harvest Ridge, we believe that worship is an expression much larger than just our gatherings on Sundays. For us, worship is a way of expressing our adoration and devotion to God throughout our daily lives.
On Sundays, this worship is expressed TOGETHER in community.
What to Expect:
- Casual atmosphere.
- We are a welcoming congregation. Expect to be greeted, however, we won't ask you to stand up and point you out during the service.
- Services that last approximately one hour and 15 minutes.
- Practical, thought-provoking messages based on the Bible that are relevant to your life.
- Live worship music, blending contemporary with a more traditional hymn or two.
- Fun teaching for your kids during the service.
Worship Service FAQs:
What are services like?
Our worship experiences are intentionally designed to be focused on God and driven by the Gospel. We deeply value the direction God provides through the Bible and devote most of the time to hearing it taught and practically applied to our lives.
What’s the music like?
God designed the church to represent a diversity of cultures, ages, and backgrounds, so we seek to reflect that in the way we worship. You’ll find a blend of new and old songs — contemporary praise and worship with some hymns mixed in as well — all to help you experience and focus on the person and work of Jesus Christ. Our worship team's desire is not to put on a performance on stage, but rather to help lead you into the presence of God.
Do I need to dress up?
God cares far more about what we look like on the inside than the outside, and we want people to be comfortable and more focused on the service than what you're wearing. It's common to see people wearing sandals, shorts, and a shirt. Others prefer to spruce up a little, and that's fine, too! We think you'll fit in no matter how you dress.
Are classes available on Sunday mornings?
In addition to programming for children during the service, we offer a class for adults at 9 a.m., prior to our worship service, where you can meet people and study God's Word. We also offer a confirmation class for our middle school-age youth and a group study for our high school-age youth at 9 a.m. Sundays.
How can I get connected?
There are many ways to get connected at Harvest Ridge. There is a casual coffee and dessert time after our worship service that we call "Harvest Cafe" each Sunday. From time to time, we have a "Connections" meal, which is a great way to get to know people. Membership classes will help you learn more about Harvest Ridge and find your place. Real community, however, happens by joining one of our small groups throughout the Shawnee and DeSoto area.