Our Church Life

Worship

Sing the glory of his name; give to him glorious praise!” – Psalm 66:2

Worship is giving God the glory he alone deserves.  We place the highest value on worship, believing it is the main reason for our existence.  The shorter Westminster catechism expresses it in the statement: The chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy him forever.  Worship is at the heart of everything we do and is our motivation for every area of church life.  So, worship is not simply an element of our Sunday meetings but is about our relationship with God as we live in obedience to him flowing out of hearts that love him.

When we come together as a people in our meetings, we express our desire to be worshippers who worship in Spirit and in truth.  We want the words we sing to be full of truth; packed with content which declares and honours God’s character, what he has done for us in and through the gospel and how our hearts delight to respond.  Whether it is joyful, uninhibited praise or soft heartfelt devotion, our desire is to be theological and biblical but with a contemporary style to which everyone can relate.

We also want to be completely open to the Holy Spirit with all his gifts.  So, our Sunday services are not only dynamic celebrations, with great worship songs accompanied by our excellent musicians, but punctuated with spontaneous prayer, words of encouragement, life-changing prophetic words and other spiritual gifts.

The songs we sing are drawn from a wide variety of sources and song writers, which include Sovereign Grace MusicMatt RedmanChris TomlinTim HughesStuart TownendKeith and Kristin Getty, among many others

At Grace Church, our hope is to identify and deploy musicians who will humbly and skillfully serve God’s purposes for and through the church, helping us to remember and proclaim the gospel through music.  We are a growing community of diverse musicians seeking to serve in an ever-increasing number of ways, including: Sunday Morning Worship Teams, Generations Sunday School Worship, outreach and more.

We seek to provide opportunities to use and develop each person’s individual strengths, whether they be classically trained or self taught, play by note or by ear, or whether they play other people’s songs or write their own.

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