We aim for gathered worship that is:
- God-centered: We begin and end with God, not with us. He is the object of our worship, he is the content of our worship, he is the source of our worship.
- Christ-focused: The focus of God's revelation of himself, and the focus of God's work in the world, is the person and work of Jesus. So we can't be God-centered without being focused on Jesus and, specifically, on his death and resurrection as the culmination of his work.
- Spirit-fueled: The Spirit is the One who points us to Jesus, who fills us with God's love and power, that we may respond in loving worship. Without his work in us, we can't truly be God-centered or Christ-focused, because we'll be working in our own power, for our own sake.
- Word-saturated: Only in the Word of God do we find the truth of who God is and what he's done; only in the Word is there power to save the lost and to keep and sanctify the saved. All our words, in song, prayer, and sermon, must be grounded in and shaped by God's Word.
- Believer-edifying: The term the New Testament uses for what believers do when we get together is edification, rather than worship (remember, Romans 12:1 tells us that all of life, not just the stuff we do on Sunday morning is worship). That's huge. It reminds us that gathered worship is not just about me and God, it's about us and God. Of course, if we come with a commitment to be saturated in and driven by the scriptures, fueled by the Spirit, focused on Christ, and centered on God, then the natural outflow of that commitment will be that believers will be built up. But the scriptures want us to think specifically about building up one another when we gather.
- Music is just one part of our gatherings, though we believe it is biblical for music to be a significant part. We have several opportunities to be involved in helping lead music in gathered worship.
- Faithful, sincere, enthusiastic participation is the foundation of our choir as we seek to encourage the congregation according to Ephesians 5:19. We welcome experienced singers as well as those who have never sung in a choir before. Participation is open to all church members ages high school and up, and you can join us at any time! Rehearsals are on Sundays from 4:00-5:30 pm.
WORSHIP PRAISE TEAM
- Everyone who serves on the Worship Praise Team rotation is an active and regular member of the Worship Choir. Excellent vocal skills and a heart of humility are needed. An audition is required. Rehearsals are on Sundays from 7:45-8:30 am.
- The worship orchestra is comprised of a dedicated group of skilled instrumentalists who lead in Sunday worship services. We strive to include a full compliment of instruments: rhythm section, winds, and strings. Participation is open to all church members ages high school and above with musical skills at an advanced high school level or above. Experience and music reading skills (lead sheets and/or traditional written notation) are necessary for this group. An audition is required. Rehearsals are Sundays from 7:45-8:45 am.
WORSHIP TECH TEAM
- The Worship Tech Team (Audio/Visual/LiveStream) plays a vital role in our Worship Ministry by providing audio/video support for Sunday morning services and other church activities. This group helps to ensure that the singing, praying, and preaching all happen with undistracting excellence and clarity. Experience is helpful but not required. Training is provided to anyone with an interest. Tech team members running sound and lyrics rehearse on Sundays from 7:30-8:45 am.
Where Can I Serve?
There really is a place for just about anyone in this arena of service. Many things require specific abilities, but some do not. All aspects of this ministry require a joyful heart of service that desires to see God glorified and his people built up in our gatherings. Email Chris Tredway (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information about serving in these ministries.