At Thanksgiving our worship ministry seeks to lead others in authentic, passionate, and life offering worship of God. To provide inspiring worship that renews and restores our relationship with Jesus Christ. We invite people to respond to Christ with praise, prayer, and life change through creative and relevant worship. Our primary purpose is to give God the glory, honor and praise that He deserves.
As a ministry our 3 goals are to:
Love Each Other
- Love God – The Word tells us throughout the Gospels (Matt 22:37, Luke 10:27,Mark 12:30) that we are to love the Lord with all of our heart, soul, mind and strength. This is His first and greatest command; therefore, it should be our first charge in life and something that we aspire to together. There will almost always be something within this command that we can be working on, but we can only do this if we are investing in our relationship with God and seeking to know Him more. When our identity is founded and wrapped up in Jesus we begin to see more clearly and definitively where we need to love and surrender to God. As a worship team our vision is to check in with each other in this area, support one another in our personal walks with the Lord, and look for ways to become more like Him.
- Love Each Other – The verse that follows all three of the examples from the Gospels (Matt 22:37, Luke 10:27, Mark 12:30) states that we are to love our neighbors as ourselves. God has called us to not only love Him, but to also love those whom He loves and to love them as He loves. This is the key. We learn how God loves us so we can reciprocate that love, but also so that we can replicate that love. We are able to support and equip each other in this way. It’s not that we don’t let each other fall, but that we are there for each other when we do. As a worship team our vision is to look for ways to encourage and lift one other up. We can do this at church, but can do it even better outside the walls of the church. Our vision is that we would support each other in all that we do, as a family.
- Love Excellence – In 2 Corinthians 8:7 Paul writes, “But as you excel in everything – in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all earnestness, and in our love for you – see that you excel in this act of grace also”. God wants us and expects us to strive for excellence in all we do; to get the most and best out of ourselves. This applies to every aspect of our lives, but especially in the act of grace through love. As a worship team we want to hold each other to a standard of excellence both on and off the stage. We want to lead people in authentic, life-altering worship, which means that we need to be dynamic without being a distraction. It is our vision to be prepared and precise without being fake. It’s a fine line, but one that can be maneuvered, especially when we are walking in covenant and accountability together.