“Mere talents, do not give glory to God but a humble heart.” Mac Canoza
Vibrant, Relevant & Passionate Worship. Responding to God’s Grace through the Music Ministry. It is not about us. Our purpose is to humbly take those we are leading, the body, into the Throne Room of God in Worship. A heart of humility and selfless service is needed. The ministry of the worship team is not about showcasing one’s talents or drawing attention to one’s self. It is about leading others in worshiping the LORD. This is a high and holy calling. Participation in the worship team is a privilege granted to the faithful, not a right based upon human talent.
The worship team exists to use their vocal, instrumental and technical abilities to:
• Exalt and magnify the LORD, not themselves.
• Edify and encourage God’s PEOPLE to worship the LORD.
• Prepare hearts to respond obediently to the proclamation of God’s Word. Each team member must possess and continually cultivate a Christ Like attitude of humility & servant-hood (Phil. 2:3-5).
This essential attitude of humility will reflect itself in a spirit of:
• Reverence towards God.
• Respect and submission towards those who lead.
• Co-operation and support towards fellow team members.
• Readiness to serve God when called upon.
7 Hebrew Words that should define our Praise
BARAK - This means to kneel down, to Bless God as an act of adoration
YADAH - To throw out the hand, to worship with the extended hand
TOWDAH - This means an extension of the hand in adoration or acceptance
SHABACH - To address in a loud tone, to triumph, glory, shout
HALAL - To be clear, to shine, to boast, celebrate, be clamorously foolish
ZAMAR - This means to touch the strings, to pluck the strings and sing along
TEHILLAH - This means to sing, to laud, praise that God inhabits