Our worship ministry at Living Hope is led by a Worship Coordinator and a group of dynamic Worship Team Leaders who work together to plan the order of service and lead the rehearsals each week. Each team is unique and can have a variety of different instruments such as: the piano, electric keyboard, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass, drums, violin, the organ, and more! Our teams play in a Blended Worship style, which means that we strive to be intergenerational, and we incorporate both traditional and contemporary musical styles.
Our worship ministry is a collaboration of people from within the body of Christ who strive to share the gospel message of Christ through their musical gifts. Our musical worship is not meant for the entertainment of others or to be seen as a talent show. We worship God because of who He is and what He has done for us through Jesus Christ. God is our creator and the sustainer of life, giving us redemption and the forgiveness of sins through the sacrifice his son Jesus’ on our behalf. Therefore, we desire to bring our best before God as an offering of praise, and in doing so we strive to play with musical excellence. Our rehearsals give the team an opportunity to practice, get to know each other on a deeper level, engage in discipleship, and pray together. Rehearsals also help with the preparations for Sunday morning services so that everything flows smoothly and is planned with intentionality.
Our worship ministry teams are lead-worshippers, intentionally directing the congregation towards God so that they can be in a personal relationship with him. We participate in a dialogue with God through hearing His Word, the teaching of the pastor, and the prompting of the Holy Spirit in our hearts. We respond to God through prayer, confession, singing, and the sacraments of baptism and the Lord’s Supper. In doing so, we are telling God’s Story through the biblical narrative of Creation, the Fall, Redemption through Jesus, and our hope for the future.
Our worship ministry also includes the Audio/Visual Technicians who help to run the services behind the scenes each week. Our Sound Tech attends the weekly rehearsals, adjusts the stage monitors, and blends the sound from the main speakers. The Media Tech runs ProPresenter so that the congregation can follow the song lyrics or scripture readings on the projector screen. The Camera Operator and Live Stream Tech ensure that the recording is blended well, and the speaker is clearly visible for those watching the service online. Each of these team members are also using their gifts for the glory of God.
“Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” – Colossians 3:16-17
If you are interested in becoming part of the worship ministry at Living Hope or have any questions, please contact our worship coordinator.