Worship team vision

Monday, November 19, 2007
This week we're holding our Worship team meeting. So I thought it would be a good opportunity to put our vision down in word, mainly to help me think about it. Our vision is four words Worship, Encounter, Expect, Go

Worship
This is an everyday life activity that is celebrated as a community at least once weekly on a Sunday morning. We individually go about life giving worth to God in what we do. The week's worship overspills into the time of community celebration on Sunday mornings etc. As a worship team our life must reflect this and as it were, be an example of worship. We have to be regularly enjoying God's word and presence, using our gifts outside of church to worship and revel in his presence so we can bring what we have experienced and discovered about the Our Great God from our own private times into the public on a Sunday morning (or other time) whenever leading.

Encounter
Every time we come together as a community to worship God we should encounter with the Living God. We should be a people of intimacy, intimacy with the Father God. Encounter implies challenge, change and comfort. James 4:8 encourages us to 'Come near to God and he will come near to you’. Part of leading worship is to show people a big and mighty God and encourage them to draw close. People drawing close to Father God cannot but be affected and drawn to a deeper relationship with the Father which increases worship and hunger for more.

Expect
Matthew 18 states 'For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them’. Our expectation is God's invitation. We should be coming with expectation that God will be on the move within our Worship times. Encouraging people to come expectant. Expectant to meet with God and to see healings, tongues, the prophetic, new spiritual life etc.

Go
We've come and worshipped on a Sunday morning and now we must go and live the life. We have to give what God has blessed us with away. Worship is giving away what we've received. We can't hide it in the secret.

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