Our goal as a ministry is to lead authentic worship, model passionate spirituality and support transformational teaching through creative and artistic media. While artistic and musical excellence is the goal, we recognize that worship is not just a style of music, nor is it relegated to Sundays. Worship is the offering of the totality of our life in adoration and service to God. We aspire to be a team that lives what we sing.
What is Worship?
Worship is like a conversation with God. Imagine if a friend spoke to you, and you just stared at them with no response! Every good conversation involves dialog between at least two people. Every worship experience involves a give and take between us and God. He speaks to us about who he is and what he has done. We respond by the way we live our lives.
“But Jesus Himself would often slip away to the wilderness and pray.”
“With my mouth I will give thanks abundantly to the Lord; And in the midst of many I will praise Him.”
Biblical forms of worship should be sought out and lived out. In everyday life these postures of worship should be used when we recognize His goodness, feel the worth of it and ascribe to Him praise.
Biblical Forms of Worship:
- Standing — They will stand in awe of the God of Israel. Isaiah 29:23.
- Singing — I will be glad and exalt in You; I will sing praise to Your name, 0 Most High. Psalm 9:2.
- Sitting — Then David the king went in and sat before the Lord, and he said, “Who am I, 0 Lord God…” 2 Samuel 7:18.
- Clapping — O clap your hands, all peoples; shout to God with the voice of joy. Psalm 47:1.
- Bowing — Moses made haste to bow low toward the earth and worship. Exodus 34:8.
- Praying — In the morning, 0 Lord, You will hear my voice; In the morning I will order my prayer to You and eagerly watch. Psalm 5:3.
- Dancing — Let them praise His name with dancing. Psalm 149:3
And the list goes on… just like the outpouring of response at our favorite concert or sporting event, we should feel excited to enter into conversations with God.
Why We Sing
If you think about it, a big group of people singing together can be a little odd at times. It really is. Other than a baseball game, birthday parties or New Year’s Eve, people don’t usually get together and sing. So why do we sing every Sunday at church? For starters, it is a part of our faith history. We come from a long line of people who sang to and about God. From King David and the psalmists to Martin Luther and U2, men and women have often expressed their faith in song, be it in painful expression or through excited praise. The power of music is undeniable. It moves us in unseen ways. It seems to tap into a deeper and more honest place of expression, more than words alone ever could.
I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory. Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands.
Lifepoint Worship Team-
Responsible for leading worship in our weekly services and various other Lifepoint environments. If you are gifted at playing an instrument, have a heart to help lead others in music, be sure to check the calendar for the next round of Worship Team auditions.
The Worship Choir goes way beyond singing, it’s purpose is to worship and to bring freedom of expression and energy to Lifepoint Church.
Worship Choir FAQ
1.) What is the time commitment?
For the day the choir is scheduled you will be expected to be on stage by 8:15am ready to rehearse. You will also be expected to lead with the choir in both the 9:30 and 11 worship gatherings (you can leave after the music of the 11am worship gathering).
2.) Can I still sing with the worship choir if I need to be late to rehearsal, or if I can only sing at one worship gathering?
If you are late to rehearsal or if you can only sing at one service, we ask that you not sing that week. Since the choir plays such a critical role in worship and since rehearsal is so short every minute counts. Even missing 5 minutes could make a critical difference.
4.) What can I do to be prepared to lead?
The Lifepoint Church Music Ministry uses an online database called Planning Center (PC) to disseminate music/information and for scheduling. Each choir member will be assigned a PC username and password. While you can log in any time to see your schedule, you will receive a reminder email on the Monday of the week that you are invited to serve. It is critical that you click “accept” or “decline” to your PC invitation. After confirming you will be able to download music, lyrics and even stream song files in appropriate keys.
Please note that you can not download the songs, as this breaks copyright laws.
5.) What if I am not a great singer, but I am passionate about worshiping through music may I still be involved?
YES! Our only requirement is that you are willing to express who God is and what God has done in your life through singing.
6.) Is there a dress code for the stage?
Men: No shorts, or tank tops
Women: Dresses and skirts are permitted but must be ankle length. Please do not wear any tops that reveal cleavage while standing or leaning over, or that show your stomach if hands are raised.
7.) How old do I have to be in order to be a part?
In order to be a part of the Lifepoint Worship Choir you must be at least sixteen years old.
8.) I have children, is there childcare?
We have arranged childcare for children 5th grade and under in the Lifepoint Kids Auditorium. Childcare workers should be available by 8:00am so that you can be on time to the rehearsal. After rehearsal, you will need to pick up your child and check them into their appropriate class.