We believe the main form of discipleship within the church is through the public means of grace. The public means of grace are the God ordained means in which God has promised His grace to pour out over His people. Therefore, our services are only taken up with those elements of worship that God has ordained in His Word.
Our worship services consist of reading the Word, praying the Word, singing the Word, preaching the word, and seeing the Word visibly in the ordinances of the church.
We have both a morning and an afternoon service. In the morning service, a New Testament book is preached expositionally, verse-by-verse. In the afternoon service, an Old testament book is preached expositionally, verse-by-verse. The preaching of the church is expository, meaning from the Bible. We go through books of the Bible, verse-by-verse. We believe the power of God is in His Word, not some cleverly produced program. All preaching is driven by the Gospel, the Bible’s main message of God saving sinners through the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
The music we sing at HBC is a blend of old and new. We love the doctrinally rich hymns of the sixteenth century and we find blessing in the choruses of the twenty-first. Most of us who are comfortable with music from one particular era have discovered, while at HBC, that we have come to enjoy other songs we had not previously encountered. We strongly prefer congregational singing, which emphasizes the gathered body singing praise to God with one voice, over performed music, which tends to spotlight the abilities of some while encouraging passivity in the rest.
The goal of our worship service is just that, to serve God in worshiping Him as he has called and commanded us to do so. Our worship is governed by His Word and has the purpose to give God all the glory alone.
HBC is one church, worshiping and serving God in multiple languages. We have many members who are Spanish speaking. During both of our worship services, we provide simultaneous interpretation in Spanish of the sermons.