Music MinistryMusic and Production
Wednesday • 7:30 PM
Our choirs are for adults and students 16+ and sing weekly in worship as well as being the primary worship leaders for congregational singing.
Praise Team & Band
Wednesday • 6:15 PM
The Praise Team & Band accompanies our worship music each week. This group includes a rotating praise team and all orchestral and rhythm instruments.
The Youth Band plays for student worship each Sunday and occasionally leads the church in worship on Sunday mornings.
The Production Ministry is an exciting support ministry with a full complement of opportunities in Sound, Lighting, Projection, Duplication, and IT technologies. Both adults and students are encouraged to participate in this growing ministry.
- To glorify God through our technical talent.
- To design, plan, and execute technical enhancements that help church leaders better communicate their messages during church services and special events.
- To continually develop skills in the fields of Audio, Video, Graphics, Computer, Web, and Duplication
We are always looking for men, women and teens to help in all the areas of the Technical Ministry. If you are interested please email Randy.
The Primacy of Worship
Jesus says in John 4:23 that God the Father is seeking worshipers – “But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship Him.”
God’s plan from the foundation of the world was to create and redeem people who would live to worship and glorify Him forever. As believers created and redeemed by God, worship is our primary function, and increasing worshipers is our primary mission.
The Practice of Worship - Personal
Personal – Personal worship is spending time with God one-on-one.
God created mankind for a personal, intimate relationship with Himself. Jesus says in John 17:3, “And this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.” Personal worship is the foundational practice to nurture and grow a relationship with God through Jesus Christ.
Spending significant time alone with God communicating through prayer and Bible intake is the strongest, most consistent way to develop this relationship. As God says in Jeremiah 29:13, “You will seek Me and find Me, when you seek Me with all your heart.” As we sacrifice our time to God in personal worship, He reveals Himself and His will to us so that we might know Him more. In times of personal worship we also receive discipline, encouragement and direction for how we are to live our lives in relationship with God.
The Practice of Worship - Service
Service – Service worship is the outgrowth of our times of personal worship.
We receive direction from God in personal worship and then live it out through service. Ephesians 2:10 says, “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”
In personal worship, God directs us to serve His people and to reach out in love to family, neighbors, co-workers and friends. As we live out our obedience to what God has revealed in personal worship, we worship God through service.
The Practice of Worship - Corporate
Corporate – Corporate worship is our group celebration of God’s character and His activity in our lives!
In corporate worship, we gather together with other believers to celebrate who God is, what God has said, how He has empowered us for service and what He has done through our obedience! God communicates with us through personal worship, acts in and through us as we serve Him and then we celebrate all of that together with other believers as we worship corporately. Psalm 145:4-7 says:
“4 One generation shall commend your works to another,
and shall declare your mighty acts.
5 On the glorious splendor of your majesty,
and on your wondrous works, I will meditate.
6 They shall speak of the might of your awesome deeds,
and I will declare your greatness.
7 They shall pour forth the fame of your abundant goodness
and shall sing aloud of your righteousness.”
Corporate worship is also a time of teaching and learning. As God’s word is sung, prayed and preached, we grow in our relationship with Him and with other believers. Colossians 3:16 says: “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.”
This is the Biblical picture of corporate worship. As we hear from God through personal worship and obediently live out His will in service empowered by His Spirit, how can we not share and celebrate corporately the great things He has done?
The Personality of Worship
There has been a great deal of strife in the church over worship style. Selfishness and division over generational preferences and cultural leanings have disrupted the unity that God desires among His people.
In John 17:20-23, Jesus prayed that His people would be one, as He and the Father are one. In this passage, Jesus says that our unity will be part of our witness – “so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me.” If we are to “be one” as Jesus prayed, we must seek unity in our worship and surrender to God’s ways above our own. In Romans 15:2-3 we see the approach that God has prescribed:
2 ”Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up. 3 For Christ did not please himself, but as it is written, ‘The reproaches of those who reproached you fell on me.’”
To promote the unity that Christ prayed for, God desires for us to put our neighbors before ourselves. Rather than solely pursuing expressions of worship that edify only ourselves, we are called to unselfishly pursue and promote the varied expressions of worship that edify others. The beauty of God’s plan is that our sacrifice for our neighbors joined with their sacrifice for us edifies everyone. Deeper than that, to truly pursue unity with fellow believers, we must do more than just tolerate their favorite expressions of worship while we wait for what we like.
The greatest sacrifice is that which seeks to be open to God’s presence and glory in every expression of worship, regardless of our own personal preferences. This kind of sacrifice shows that we desire to worship God above our own pleasures, and that we desire to please God by “being one” with other believers, as Jesus prayed. When we seek to do this, our corporate worship will be more pleasing to Him. Romans 15:5-6 shows us the result:
5 ”May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, 6 that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Worship is at the very center of all we do as Christians…
This starts with worshiping the Lord personally throughout each day and powerfully culminates when we gather together as a church to sing, pray, and hear God’s Word proclaimed.
Worship music style is not what is important here…
What is important is that our worship is characterized by a focus on Christ and based on the Holy Bible, expressed with passion, joy, and love for Jesus. We have one goal in mind when we gather together for worship…to express our adoration and praise to Jesus Christ.