A good foundation to build on…
Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children, and live in love, as Christ loved us[a] and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. Ephesians 5:1-2
I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship Romans 12:1
Worshiping God, as expressed in Ephesians 5:1-2 and Romans 12:1, encompasses every aspect of a believer’s life. We also recognises that music and song are unique gifts that God has given his children to allow them to express both theological truths and authentic emotions at the same time. What is even more amazing is that these gifts can be used in both personal occasions (by ourselves), as well as communal occasions ( as the body of Christ).
As a ministry, we symbolically sign a copy of the following ministry standards as a sign of our personal commitment to living as disciples of Jesus, as well means to support and encourage one another within the ministry.
Our Worship Music Ministry Standards
- A baptised believer, member of our church congregation and actively involved in a DCG.
- In agreement with the doctrines and practices of CCIL.
- Growing in their knowledge of and love for God through prayer and bible study.
- Able to genuinely and visibly engage with God as they lead others in corporate worship.
- Committed to pursuing humility and servanthood, specifically in relation to this ministry.
- Faithful and punctual in attending required meetings and rehearsals.
- Committed to growing in their musical skill.
- Faithful to communicate to the appropriate pastor/pastoral worker any circumstances that might affect the integrity of their participation on the team.
- Commit to the Music Worship Ministry for One year.
You can download a soft copy of basic CCiL Ministry standards here. You can also take a look at our church vision, mission and doctrine here (understanding and agreeing with our church doctrine is one of our standards).
These ministry standards have come from our reflections based on the book “worship Matters” by Bob Kauflin. To all those who are serving in the worship music ministry, I can not recommend this book enough.