Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
We are all humbly grateful for the opportunity we have, as musicians, to serve the body of Christ with our instruments and our voices. We pray that you have a very intimate time with the Lord as you worship with us in song.
Music is a tool which God has given us to worship Him, however we in the worship ministry realize that we are to worship God in all that we do as instructed by the apostle Paul in Romans 12:1. He writes, “I urge you therefore brethren by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.”(NASB)
Therefore, the Worship Ministry of CC Greenville exists to serve the body of Christ by bringing our instruments, voices, and ourselves into the sanctuary of God in order to provide an atmosphere in which the children of God can come before our Savior and King Jesus Christ to bring a sacrifice of praise and worship in prayer, songs, hymns, and spiritual songs. As we sing songs of praise and worship to the Lord we are reminded of all that He has done and what our lives are to be before Him.
The book of Psalms gives us much instruction and example of how we should praise the Lord. In corporate worship, we should all be of one mind and one heart, worshipping in unity. We encourage the congregation to clap your hands and give the Lord acclamations of praise when appropriate for He is great! (Psalm 47:1) We also believe it to be acceptable, yes desirable, to lift hands to the Lord in surrender and reverent adoration (Psalm 134:2). No act of worship should ever draw attention to one
self, or distract the congregation from the object of our praise, He being our Great God and Savior Jesus Christ. Give unto the Lord the Glory that is due His name; worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. (Psalm 27:20/NKJV)
The gifts of the Spirit are to be exercised in complete order as Paul has instructed in I Corinthians 12. The Holy Spirit is a gentleman and never draws attention to Himself, but always directs us to the Son of God, Jesus Christ.
The worship of God through music is a wonderful gift we have been given, but is never to take the place of or over shadow the teaching of God’s Word. The musical part of our worship service is to be an opportunity for us to enter into the presence of God as He prepares our hearts to receive His word.
Psalm 147:1 Praise the Lord! For it is good to sing praises to our God; for it is pleasant and praise is becoming. (NASB)