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THE ARTS IN WORSHIP AT
THE CHURCH OF GOD SEVENTH DAY

We serve God by leading the congregation into corporate praise and worship of God.  We are in a sense "Lead Worshippers" where we demonstrate praise & worship with our voices, instruments, attitudes, and actions; and invite the congregation to do the same.  We lead by our example. We are not performers for the congregation. But we are performing "praise and worship" for our God, and we invite the congregation to corporately perform with us.

We desire to create an atmosphere where people can freely and openly express their worship. We desire to focus our hearts and our minds on our Creator, and thus minimize focus on ourselves.  We will be open to the leading of
the Holy Spirit.  The Bible is our roadmap and guide.  We submit to the pastor and the church elders as our leaders.

Because we want to give God our best, we strive to continually increase our talents and skills as individuals, as a team, and as worship leaders.  We demonstrate Christian behaviors and attitudes in our daily lives and do not
engage in activities that would cause others to question our commitment to the Lord.

Praise & Worship/ Music Ministry

CORE VALUES: WORSHIP

STRATEGY FOR MINISTRY: WORSHIP

RATIONALE FOR USING THE ARTS IN WORSHIP

The glory of God is our center. In worship, we gather to adore and celebrate Jesus Christ, our living King. He is the primary audience who promises to gather with his people to receive their praise, thanksgiving, repentance, and devotion.
This is why we endeavor to offer a kind of worship that is fitting for an all-powerful, risen King: majestic, earnest, sincere, and joyful. 

We are committed to worship that is God-centered, Christ-exalting, and Word-focused. Thus we strive for worship that encourages awe and reverence, joy and intimacy. Reverence and awe do not exclude the expression of joy and emotion. True worship will engage the whole person, mind, and emotions, resulting in a renewed passion for Christ. We express our connection to the past and our relation to the present through musical diversity and the use of historic creeds and confessions.

  • God is the source of beauty and truth 

  • God has created us in His image for His glory 

  • As image bearers, we have been gifted with both the need and the ability for creativity 

  • When we express beauty and truth our creativity gives glory to God 

  • We seek to give glory to God in worship by expressing our creativity through the ministries of music, the spoken and written word, and the visual arts

MUSIC MINISTRY GOALS

  • to bring together the choir and praise team in a unified expression 

  • to emphasize a spirit of worship while maintaining musical excellence 

  • to allow for spiritual expression in all of its dimensions: thanks, praise, confession, supplication

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