With the ten-stringed lute and with the harp, with resounding music upon the lyre. For You, O Lord, have made me glad by what You have done, I will sing for joy at the works of your hands.
We want our worship music to glorify God as we grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. The theological accuracy of the lyrics, the musically interesting yet easily sing able quality and a balanced and careful expression of the music through good musicianship is what ties the worship team together as a ministry intent on honoring Jesus Christ. We believe that excellence honors God and so God honoring excellence is a key goal of our music ministry.
Our guide throughout the process of selecting and presenting worship music is found in Paul’s advice to the church at Ephesus. Reverence for Christ compels us to walk wisely and understand that God’s will is that we address one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with our hearts (Ephesians 2:19 “So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saint, and are of God’s household”). So we lovingly bear with one another, even our musical preferences, as we grow in grace and express our gratitude for the great salvation we share as brothers and sisters in Christ through the congregational worship experience.
We choose songs that are “sing able” by the congregation. After all, the point of our worship music is to draw all people into the presence of God by singing together as a congregation. In this way we become the “sweet aroma” and the fragrance of Christ to each other in our worship service (2 Corinthians 2:14 “But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place.”).