As lead worshipers at Grace, we take this role seriously and consider it a privilege and blessing to serve the body of Christ. We pray for wisdom to be fruitful and effective in helping each person who comes together for worship unite in honest praise and thanksgiving. This is done to help nurture life transformation so that we can impact our community by being salt and light as we grow in the Lord, connect with both believers and non-believers, and serve one another in love.
- The act and attitude of wholeheartedly giving yourself to God – spirit, soul, mind, and body (Romans 12:1 – “Therefore, I urge you brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God – this is your spiritual act of worship.” Mark 12:30 – “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.”
- Worship isn’t about music, techniques, styles, liturgies, songs, or methodology – it’s about our hearts.
- God-centered – The ultimate aim is to glorify God through the acts and attitudes of worship listed above. We come to worship expecting the presence of God as we draw near to Him (James 4:8 – “Come near to God and He will come near to you.”)
- Bible-based and Bible-saturated – The content of every part of our worship will always conform to the truth of the scripture and God’s Word is woven through all we do in worship.
- Head and Heart – Our worship should involve every part of our lives as we talk about God, talk to God, and praise Him.
- Undistracting Excellence – It is our desire to lead in worship in such a way that people’s attention is pointed to the Lord and not to the people on the platform. We will always strive to do all to the glory of the Lord.
- Blended Worship – We will always seek the Lord’s guidance in the use of historic and contemporary music as we sing about God, speak to Him in song, and sing in praise of Him. Throughout time, God has gifted many musicians in sharing His truth through music and we will use the music that best communicates that truth within the theme of each worship experience. From its beginning, Grace Church has had blended worship using more traditional songs along with carefully selected newer songs of worship.