Building A Worship Culture
As the Lord prepared me for this role as Worship Arts Director at Upper Room Community Church, I found myself in constant prayer and study over how to create and build a worshipping culture within the church. How does one do this?
In reading my bible there are several examples of what worship looks like and how we, as children of God, are to worship Him.
Here are a few examples that God has pointed me towards in my reading:
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.
1 Chronicles 16:34 | NIV
Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
Psalm 103:1 | NIV
God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.
John 4:24 | NIV
Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done wonderful things, things planned long ago.
Isaiah 25:1 | NIV
Over the next few months I will be sharing a series of posts on the vision that God has given me for our worship ministry. We will explore how and why we worship, what worship looks like outside of Sunday mornings, and how we at Upper Room Community Church can grow closer together and closer to our Lord and Savior through our worship.
The following reminds us who we are, and where we are going, as a collective of worshipers to our Living God.
1. We Are A Collective of Worshipers
At Upper Room Community Church we function as a collective of worshipers. We live out our church’s mission in our daily lives, caring for our personal health and growth, praying for each other, and serving where needed, as needed. We all want to be like Jesus – and that makes us a family more than a team.
2. We Have A Weekly Worship Culture, Not Just A Sunday Event
We serve our family through many worship experiences, not just on Sunday mornings. We see our other events, large and small, with just as much significance as a Sunday morning.
3. We See Worship As An Invitation To A Table, Not A Service Or An Experience
We recognize that people come to “meet with God” (Ps. 42:2). As a worship team, our posture is one of hospitality and humility – we help set the table for meeting the Lord through worship.
While these are just a few examples of what we value, the result will always remain the same. We as a church body will worship our God with all our heart, all our soul, and all our strength. Our worship will be be accessible, authentic, and 100% vertical to God. I am overjoyed with what is ahead of us as a church and as a worshiping community. I pray peace and blessings into each of your lives, let’s enjoy this journey together!