Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God – this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Worship & Creative Arts
Worship is an important part of our faith and central to our identity as a congregation. We believe that as Christians, we are called to live all of life as worship, as living sacrifices to our Heavenly Father. When we gather together our corporate worship is mostly expressed in the form of praise, through creative arts – music, singing, drama, dance and assorted visual art like painting, sculpture or media.
Music is a major expression for this congregation and so we have a number of praise teams with assorted styles that prepare music for the congregation to sing each week. We are open to incorporating any type of instruments but those most often used are guitars, keyboard, bass and drums. Sound technicians join the teams and do their best to create an appropriate mix of sound for both music and voice.
The visual arts are another way we collectively express glory to God. Each week a number of digital artists work with our musician teams, using a program specifically designed for churches to create multi-media presentations (enhanced lyric and Scripture slides, photos and video).
Drama, dance, sculpting, painting and other artistic expressions are enjoyed by our congregation at special events and during Sunday morning services, depending on the giftedness and willingness of members to use those gifts.
We believe our work is like refrigerator art – messy but an act of devotion. A child brings their masterpiece to their parent – full of strange shapes and colouring that goes outside the lines. The child says, “Mommy, Daddy, this is for you.” This messy work of art is then proudly displayed on the fridge. We encourage everyone to make “refrigerator art” as an act of devotion to the Lord.