Worship Collective

Worship Collective

We value pursuing intimacy with God as our highest priority.
We hunger for His presence, to hear His voice (John 16:13) and to experience His manifest presence (Ps. 63:1-3). Our corporate worship shall be creative and heartfelt, blending psalms and spiritual songs in a context of meaningful celebration. At the heart of our interaction is the celebration of God’s mercy shown to us through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Our worship shall embrace all of the arts - including drama, dance, banners, visual arts and music in a context of extravagant love. Sunday morning shall be primarily celebration (worship), preaching (instruction), and breaking bread (proclaiming His death until He comes). We are committed to worshiping in spirit and in truth (John 4:24) with vitality, passion, and life. We recognize our corporate worship will only be as meaningful as our private worship and devotional lives. 1 Pet. 2:9-10 -  “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light.”

We value being a Spirit-led family.
We desire to worship God through a seven-day-a-week lifestyle that reflects an attitude of listening and responding to God’s direction. We have been given Holy Spirit so that we are not alone (John 14:16-17) and so we seek to be responsive to Holy Spirit as He leads us in all we do. We want everything we do to come out of the context of hearing the leading of God (John 16:13). We want to come alongside the current stirrings of God;  as we test every spirit (1 John 4:1). We desire to develop a lifestyle of hearing and responding - “because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.” (Rom. 8:14)

We value night and day prayer.
As a church, we want to posture ourselves in a place of resting and waiting before we minister (Ps. 46:10). We intend to be a house of prayer, where our most fundamental response to life and to God is to pray. We see prayer as our primary communion with God and our primary tool to do the works of God’s kingdom. We seek to be a thankful and prayerful people in all circumstances. Nothing is accomplished but through prayer (Mark 11:17). This will include voluntary, corporate and individual fasts. “First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgiving be made for all men” (1 Tim. 2:1).

We value the Kingdom of God.
We worship God for the place He has given us in His Kingdom. The church is the primary instrument of the Kingdom. We are His instruments in that the words about the Kingdom are performed by us. 
The purpose of the church, then, is to witness about what God has said and done (past), what God is doing now (present), and to proclaim what God is going to do (future). The church is, thus, the primary means through which God speaks and performs His will in the world. His Kingdom is completely established in Heaven and is being established on earth; to this end, we are to work and pray (Matt. 6:9).

We value a passionate faith.
Our heart’s desire is to be a spiritual home of faith, living lives of risk, punctuated by passion and demonstrated in action (Heb. 11:1-2). Faith is often in the present tense, on the edge and occasionally radical in expression. We highly value those who dream and act on the impossible. We also desire to be a family who carries one another with grace when faith is fading. Sometimes those with the weakest faith have the most to give (2 Cor. 12:10). We expect great things from God and will attempt great things for Him.

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