The Lord desires to be worshiped in spirit and in truth. He desires that your mind and heart be focused on Him during worship. We believe that loving and worshiping God is the highest purpose of man. Therefore, we are committed to providing an environment of musical excellence where your worship can be:
Making God the receiver and us the givers.
Your own personal expression of love and adoration to the One who loved you and gave Himself for you.
Worship that flows out of a deep yearning to be in the presence of God
During our worship services, you are encouraged to worship in every way set forth in the scriptures. This may include:
- Lifting Up Hands
Lifting up our hands can be a natural expression of thanksgiving or surrender. The Hebrew word "Yadah" is a verb meaning "to worship with extended hand", willfully lifiting up your hands to praise with power, as seen in 2 Chronicles 20:19-20. Other examples of lifting hands in worship are found throughout the Bible. (Nehemiah 8:6, Psalm 28:2, Psalm 63:4, Psalm 134:2, Psalm 141:2, Lamentations 3:40-41, 1 Timothy 2:8)
As we realize who we are, compared to the awesomeness of our God, kneeling can be a natural outward expression of humility and submission. (Psalm 95:6, Matthew 2:11, Luke 5:8, Revelation 4:10-11)
There are times of joy and celebration in the church in which clapping can be a natural expression of praise. If a homerun is worthy of clapping at a baseball game, certainly The Lord is worthy because of the ultimate victory He has won for us on the Cross! (Psalm 47:1, Psalm 98:8, Isaiah 55:12)
Just as there are moments of tears in certain situations between people, so are there when we stop to be intimate with God. We may experience tears of healthy conviction and sorrow, tears of joy for His love, or the release of emotional pain as we are touched by Him. (Luke 7:38)
Sunday morning worship is a more contemporary style, while Wednesday evening services are classic style, but often include contemporary worship music. Our prayer is that whatever your musical taste, the songs we sing will be used as a vehicle to usher you into the presence of God. Therefore, we ask that you make a point of not being a distraction to others around you and that you do not draw attention to anything or anyone other than the Lord Hiimself in the worship service.