Mission Statement: Worship the Lord in the beauty of his Holiness
Serve the body of Christ by providing environments where the gathered church can participate in worship to God.
Provide avenues for people to be trained and mentored in worship arts and how that applies to serving the local church.
Create and cultivate a loving community of artists who desire to give their gifts and abilities to God by using them for His Glory.
We believe that The Worship of God is Holy
“Splendor and majesty are before Him; strength and glory are in His sanctuary. Ascribe to the Lord, all you families of nations, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. Ascribe to the Lord the glory due His name; bring an offering and come into His courts. Worship the Lord in (or with) the splendor of His holiness; tremble before Him, all the earth.” - Psalm 96:6-9
This is not an opportunity to sing your favorite songs. We worship God because He is a holy God, and we were created and made for His pleasure. We worship and serve the Creator because He Alone is Worthy
We see Service as the centerpiece, not services
“And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all He has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship Him.” - Romans 12:1
Our creative expression to God is not about us, it is about Jesus. Secondly our focus is to help the congregation (the Body of Christ) worship Jesus. We serve the congregation best by providing authentic, participatory environments where they are encouraged to express their love to Jesus. Offering our bodies as living sacrifices means that we place less emphasis on ourselves and more onto God. Although we can “serve” God and His Holy Spirit on the stage in our Sunday morning gatherings, there is a grander purpose of God’s kingdom advancing. God will use us to shine the light of Christ to those who are in the dark when we follow Christ’s example of serving. This means we only do what the Master tells us to do.
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters” - Colossians 3:23
We want our offering to the Lord to be the best we have, not the leftovers. We want to bring our sacrifice to Him in truthfulness and integrity. The first argument recorded in the Bible was about a worship offering (Genesis 4). We will not be a church who bickers about the definition of genuine worship. No matter what how we present our worship, only God knows our hearts and the true intent of our pursuit of Him. It is inside this pursuit of Him that we find excellence.
“Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.” - John 4:23
We constantly strive to be one person. We want the person that is publicly known to be the same person that God privately knows.
We serve the Lord with Gladness
“He seldom reflects on the days of his life, because God keeps him occupied with the gladness of his heart” - Ecclesiastes 5:20
Gladness comes from Joy, which is one of the Fruits of the Spirit. You can literally live on it. Joy puts others at rest. When we serve, whether it’s through playing an instrument, using our voices, serving communion, or running a camera for the media ministry we strive to do so with Gladness in our hearts.
Worship is NOT just a Lifestyle
Worship is actually our life’s response back to the grandeur and majesty of our God. Worship as a lifestyle makes the cross of Christ sound like a casual affair. Just our ability to come before God and worship Him cost God everything… He gave that for us. We don’t treat worship as a “lifestyle” option.
Embrace the NEW
“Along with their relatives-all of them trained and skilled in music for the Lord — they numbered 288.” - 1 Chronicles 25:7
The Levites were trained and skilled in making music before the Lord. We never compare or pursue being skillful just for the sake of being skillful. We want to encourage people to always be developing their gifts and abilities, to try new things, new ideas. We train, grow, and strive for freshness in all that we have been given not for the Glory of man, but for the Glory of His name. Scripture says:
- Sing new songs (Isaiah 42:10)
- You will be called by a new name (Isaiah 62:2)
- I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them (Ezekiel 11:19)
New songs, new day, new start, new hope, new mercy, new possibilities, new possibilities, new ideas, new ways, new people: God says “new heaven and new earth; New covenant; new self; new heart; new command; new creation;" …the list goes on…
God’s Presence Is Great Power
Our role is to declare and announce that God is here. We do not “play to please” the arts of man and/or satisfy our own desires to play/sing. We never want to rob people of their spiritual inheritance by going into a worship service without a holy awareness of His presence and magnificence.
We Love to Praise
“Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name.” - Psalm 100:4
We take this scripture to heart and strive to lead God’s people in high praise of the King. We want to announce to the world that God reigns!
We speak the language of the Kingdom
We want to build a culture that centers on Kingdom principles. Kingdom music and creative expression is crafted in the heart of a human being who has truly caught a glimpse — a taste— or hears the sound of the Kingdom of God.
It’s foolish to think that one can live an effective Christian life without prayer. Prayer is the lifeline directly to the source of Life itself. This is why we regard the book of Psalms as a magnificent book full of prayers that teaches us about our language before our God. Commune with Him, love him, develop your daily walk with Him. When you develop a life of prayer, you are developing a life of worship.