The heartbeat of our worship ministry is to inspire people to encounter the God of Israel. John 4:24 says that God is "seeking" or looking for true, authentic worshipers and this is the reason we desire to be a worshiping congregation. We want people to live a lifestyle of worship unto God on a daily basis, and we want to put Yeshua at the center of our corporate gatherings. Our vision is to set the atmosphere for people to encounter God in the corporate gatherings.
The Hebrew word for praise is hallel. The Hebrew for worship is shacha, to bow down, to prostrate oneself, to worship, to adore. Praise and worship of our Messiah is a major focus as our congregation comes together each Shabbat morning. As we come before Him in community with various expressions of worship, all who are present have a tremendous opportunity - to exalt the LORD together. Psalm 34:3 says, “Proclaim with me the greatness of Adonai; let us exalt His Name together.”
Worship begins with an attitude and desire to seek the heart of God. Yeshua said, “True worshipers will worship in Spirit and truth” (Yochanan 4:23). In the Talmud (Chagigah 19) it is stated, “Praying without proper intent (kavanah) is like a body without a soul.” A question to consider, when we approach worship do we have the proper kavanah? Our worship teams seeks to help worshippers at all levels to have the proper kavanah before the LORD.
Our worship team is a group of anointed musicians that lead our congregation in worship and praise to the God of Israel. The LORD has been faithful to bring musicians with a heart for worship that draws us into the presence of GOD.
We are humbled each Shabbat to be able to encourage those who gather with us to express love and gratitude to the LORD. It is very important for those who participate in the worship team to feel that they are “called, appointed, and anointed” to the ministry at hand.
Praise and worship isn't just singing songs and getting a good feeling in your heart. Praise and worship is seeing God for who He really is—His power, His greatness, His holiness, His sovereignty, His love, and His compassion. Our response is to give Him what He’s worth—the best of our time, talents, thoughts, words and deeds. True worship is seeing afresh the tremendous worth of God and, in response, giving Him the best of everything you have. Worship always leads to an outward look—a personal response or action—a desire to be obedient to whatever God calls you to do.
We constantly seek to expand our worship team. Anyone interested in serving is encouraged to set up an appointment with the Worship Leader to discuss the guidelines and expectations. The prospective worship team member will also have a brief and informal audition at this time. New applicants to the worship team will be required to attend several rehearsals before “taking the platform.”