Our mission at Impact Christian Church is to HONOR and lift up Jesus as Lord and Savior, to SPREAD the good news of His love to our community and the world, and SHOW the light of Christ in our lives through worship, service, and fellowship. Our Praise & Worship Ministry encompasses three specific focuses:
To bring worship to God and foster a heart of worship within each other as well as the congregation we serve.
To use music in various settings as an outreach to non-believers as well as hurting believers.
To use music in specific productions that incorporates other performing arts and brings a message of hope and healing.
These three focuses will include worship bands, outreach bands, vocal and instrumental ensembles for use in worship as well as outreach, and musical groups that are assembled for specific events (Christmas, Easter, etc.)
In scripture it tells us that music was born and birthed through an angel (whom God created). His name was Lucifer. Music, in the beginning, was created solely to worship God. When Lucifer began to see himself, "like the Most High" (Isaiah 14:13-14) and conned other angels into worshipping him and not the Heavenly Father, God kicked them all out of heaven (Revelation 12:3, 7-9).
It is so important to remember that, as those who share their talents in front of others, we see to it that God is the one being worshipped. Whether we choose to play music to evangelize or "entertain" or even to heal as David did to King Saul, (1 Samuel 16:23), we realize that God created music for worship. This does not mean it is evil to use music for other purposes as long as there is a clear understanding as Christians, our most ultimate expression and satisfaction comes from worshipping God and not from others worshipping us, our talents, or our music. We should be more interested in God's stuff than our stuff!
Click here to download a Praise & Worship Ministry application.