WHAT’S YOUR CHURCH LIKE?
Often when people ask the question, “what’s the worship at your church like?” they have ‘style’ in mind.
At Northview we want to define our worship gatherings by our content and our structure before we talk about style. We mostly use contemporary expressions of music, but you will encounter a variety of worship leaders who are committed to theological content more than just a style of music.
Our worship services are shaped to accomplish 7 goals. We believe that worship should be:
- For God. First and above all. It’s not about me. (Luke 4:8, Matt. 16:24)
- About Christ. We tell the ‘Christ Story’ with our worship acts. (2 Cor. 4:5, Rev. 5:13)
- Spirit Led. To ‘worship the One True God as the Spirit enables. (John 4:24, 16:13).
- A response. It is an act of thanksgiving for what God has done! (Eph. 1:3-7, 2:8-9, Is. 12:4)
- A corporate activity. We participate as Christ’s body; an expression of our unity. (Col. 3:16, Heb 10:24-25, 1 Cor. 12:13,27, Eph. 2:20)
- Transformational. Encountering Christ will change us forever. (Rom. 12:1, Is. 6:1-6)
- Lived out 24/7. Transformed people become the hands and feet of Christ. (Is. 6:7-8, Matt. 28:19-20, Acts 1:8).
Does that make sense? Well, put it in reverse…
We will live out our worship 24/7 if we are transformed by our worship when we gather with the saints to respond to God’s grace through the Holy Spirit to the work of the Son, who brings us into the presence of the Father! That is our goal for worship at Northview.
Songs We Sang – November 11/12
I Stand Amazed – Charles Hutchison Gabriel
My Lighthouse – Rend Collective Experiment
God is Able – Ben Fielding/Reuben Morgan
Jesus Paid It All – John Thomas Grape/Elvina M. Hall/Alex Nifong
Overcome – Chris Brown/Mack Brock/Steven Furtick
1000 Tongues – Andi Rozier/Chris Tomlin/Jason Ingram/Jonas Myrin/Matt Maher
The Highest and Greatest – Nick Herbert/Tim Hughes
Steadfast – Joshua Leventhal
It Is Well – Philip Paul Bliss/Horatio G. Spafford
The Stand – Joel Houston
How Deep the Father’s Love – Stuart Townend
From the Day – Adam Palmer/Jonathan Lindley Smith/Matthew Hein/Stephanie Kulla
West Court Community
The Lion and the Lamb – Brenton Brown/Brian Johnson/Leeland Mooring
Lord I Need You – Daniel Carson/Matt Maher/Christy Nockels/Jesse Reeves
At the Cross – Chris Tomlin/Ed Cash/Jonas Myrin/Matt Armstrong/Matt Redman
In Tenderness – Nate Garvey/Adoniram Judson Gordon/W. Spencer Walton
Sunday Night Gathering
Before the Throne – Charitie Lees Bancroft/Vikki Cook
Holy Holy Holy – John Bacchus Dykes/Reginald Heber
From the Inside Out – Joel Houston
Lord I Need you – Daniel Carson/Matt Maher/Christy Nockels/Jesse Reeves
Amazing Grace – Edwin Othello Excell/John Newton/John P. Rees
Get Involved with the Worship Teams
Serve on a Worship Team
Worship Team members serve in a variety of ministries in addition to our weekend services. These include age-specific ministries, such as Children’s Ministries and Youth, as well as Life Groups and Pastorates (our small & medium-sized home groups).
A reputation for integrity and good character speaks volumes in today’s world. Talent alone is not the prerequisite for serving in Worship Ministry. As leaders, we are required to live a lifestyle that reflects a commitment to living out God’s word.
Applicants will be asked to come to an audition by the leader of the ministry with which a person would like to help. Though not everyone who signs up with the Worship Department will be chosen for the Weekend Worship Team, our goal is to prepare everyone for significant service, so we may pass along their name to another ministry department to help them in their worship times.
For more information please contact Worship Department Administrative Assistant Kim Campbell or Pastor of Worship Johnny Markin