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Heart of Worship Restoration Center
"WHERE IT'S NOT BUSINESS AS USUAL"
Bishop Dr. Kevin M. Aiken
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Every Sunday Morning: 9:45 am
In March 2002, Bishop Dr. Kevin M. Aiken held an informational meeting with a few believers in faith at the Chestnut Hill Hotel located on Germantown Avenue. It was in a small banquet room where Dr. Aiken presented the vision that The Lord had revealed to him. He shared that the Lord led him to organize a place of worship inspired by the foundational scripture: "true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth" (John 4:23 KJV).
Dr. Aiken held a second meeting in April 2002 where he shared the church’s name, mission, vision and purpose, thus, Heart of Worship Restoration Center was birthed. All who felt led by the Lord to walk with Dr. Aiken made a commitment to serve and assist in the building of Heart of Worship Restoration Center.
On Sunday, June 9, 2002 Heart of Worship Restoration Center held its first official worship service in the Prince Hall Elementary school located in the West Oak Lane section of Philadelphia. Discipleship training classes were held each Sunday for a total of thirteen weeks and were developed and taught by Dr. Aiken to provide a foundational understanding of the biblical doctrine that would govern the operation Heart of Worship. The discipleship classes focused on biblical principles such as: Baptism, Communion, Stewardship, Prayer, Praise and Worship and Spiritual Gifts.
On Sunday, September 8, 2002 the ministry was dedicated during its celebratory birthing service which was celebrated as a "Service of Triumph."
Romans 12:3-8 (New International Version)
3 For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. 4 For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, 5 so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. 6 We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; 7 if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; 8 if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.