Worship and Creative Arts

Since the beginning of time, the worship of God has been discussed, debated, challenged, and fought over. People have drawn the battle lines between forms of worship. But worship is not about form, style, or personal preference. Worship is about God; what He does for His people, and how we respond to His work in our lives.

Just as God made people for food and water and warmth, He made us for thanksgiving, praise, reverence, and awe. And just as it is God’s nature to overflow with blessing to the world, He made humanity in His image to respond back in overflowing expressions of blessing.

We strive to passionately embrace uninhibited worship and to see a community of people connected to Jesus and one another in a growing expression of authentic worship. God calls us to "Worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness; tremble before him, all the earth…worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.” (Psalm 96:9, Psalm 100:2)

We believe that worship is not solely about music, so we strive to see a holistic embrace of other arts such as painting, sculpture, drama, lighting, and rich imagery in our gatherings. However, because music is an important part of glorifying God, we understand that it is not about a style of music, but about embracing many different cultures, histories, and types of music and bringing them to life to glorify God and inspire people.

We Value…
Truth over trend,
Authenticity over performance,
Relationship over results,
Excellence over perfection,
Relevance over tradition,
Creativity over complacency,
Christ above all else.

Therefore, we believe that worship is just not confined to a service time or only happens at a certain place. Worship is a way of life; a moment-by-moment living to honor Christ in response to the work that He has done and is doing in our hearts. Responding to God and worshiping Him through earthly and spiritual pathways such as music, prayers, serving, giving, art, helping a needy person, and being kind to the cashier at Wal-Mart are just a few of the ways that worship can represent itself here on earth as living sacrifices (Romans 12:1).

If you are interested in getting involved as an artist or a musician in the choir, orchestra, praise team, or band, contact our church office 918.252.5483.