convergence worship

 
 

“For as in one body we have many members, and not all the members have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members one of another.” – Romans 12:4-5

To paraphrase American theologian, author, musician and christian educator, Dr. Marva J. Dawn,  nowhere in scripture does God suggest that we create worship to attract the people.  Rather, we are told to create worship for God, because God is God, and God is truly the object of worship.  She further suggests that all worship is contemporary because we are worshipping in the now and all worship is traditional because the very Word of God that we read and proclaim is ancient.  

Soren Kierkegaard says that when it comes to true worship, the pastor and the worship leaders are the directors, the congregation is actor and God is the audience.  But you see, it hasn’t been that way for the majority of us (me included).  We have been approaching worship as the audience, all the while expecting God to be the director and the actor. (While this is a famous quote, you can find this in the book, Disciple’s Path)  

This is a time to try a new way to worship God, a new thing! A new creation!  Together we can learn to turn the tables so that God is truly worshiped.  Together we can come to the table, where we expect to experience God’s holy presence.

Each worship event will consist of the word of God, music, prayer, offerings and a response to the Word.  We will also draw from a large ensemble of worship elements such as liturgy, altar calls, videos, moments of silence, new music, old music, smells and bells and the list will grow!  No service will be the same. Come check it out and worship.

It’s the best of all forms of worshiping God!

“Then make me truly happy by agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, loving one another, and working together with one mind and purpose.” – Philippians 2:2