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 Worship Ministry

We are pleased that you have expressed interest in the Worship Ministry here at Abundant Life Ministries. We believe that worship is one of the primary responsibilities of a believer in Christ.  Therefore we treat God’s requirement to worship Him as a priority in our lives and lifestyles.

Why Do People Get Involved In Worship Ministry?

Some people get involved because that is where their abilities are found. They are skilled musicians or have been blessed as gifted vocalists. It seems like a natural place to minister. Others just have a desire to serve and are looking for a place to “plug in.” We believe that the basis for involvement should begin with a sense of God’s calling. Do you believe that at this point in your life, God wants you to be involved in Worship Ministry? Once that question is addressed, then your spiritual giftedness, natural talents, and developed abilities will help clarify your role in the Worship Ministry.

How Does The Worship Ministry Approach Worship?

The Worship Ministry at Abundant Life Ministries seeks a balanced approach. We are concerned about both the spiritual development of the ministry participants as well as the art form and skills they contribute. Therefore we make no apologies about the expectations we have for our Worship Team members.  If you decide to pursue involvement in this ministry, we know you will pleased by our standards for your spiritual preparation and development as well as the quality of your contribution.

Abundant Life Ministries Strategy for WORSHIP to Achieve Vision -- Create Worship experiences where people connect with God and are eager to praise and encounter the living God.

  • Offer worship that targets all ages, demographics and spiritual temperaments.
  • Engage all the senses through dynamic, creative, and inspiring teaching methods including personal testimonies.  Create worship experiences that present the entire Word of God, reflect excellence, and are culturally relevant.
  • Result: Glorification of God.





Biblical Principles in Our Approach to Worship

As music is only a tool in worshipping the Lord, we can conclude that if we violate biblical principles, music can be destructive and divisive. We must be committed, prepared, orderly, and skilled, to avoid obstacles and stumbling blocks in our worship and fellowship. Examine the following principles:

MAKE AN OFFERING: Worship is an offering to the Lord and our sacrifice of worship needs to be the best we can offer. Such an offering requires commitment, preparation, and order. (1 Peter 2:5 “You also...are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 14:33 “...For God is not a God of disorder but of peace.”)

BE RELEVANT: Paul knew the importance of relevance in the church when he wrote, “...I have become all things to all men so that by all possible means I might save some.” (I Cor. 9:2) We don’t want to be responsible in causing others to stumble by blindly insisting on man’s traditions as in Mark 7:7-9, “They worship me in vain...You have let go of the commands of God and are holding on to the traditions of men.” Therefore, our worship must be relevant to today’s Christian and an example to today’s non-Christian. (Also see Isaiah 29:13.)

SING TO HIM A NEW SONG: Psalm 33:3, “Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy,” reminds us that our worship is to be fresh. We are not to fall into non-thinking habit, letting our worship become stagnate. Therefore we will introduce both new music and sing songs we already know in ways we have not done before.

DEVELOP A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF WORSHIP: It is our desire in the Worship Ministry for participants to grow and unify as a team in the understanding and biblical principles of worship. Developing our understanding of biblical worship will help us be the kind of worshippers He desires. (John 4:23 “Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.”)

FOSTER POSITIVE ATTITUDES: The worship ministry is a place where we are vulnerable as we give all we are to the Lord as evidenced by Romans 12:1: “Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God - this is your spiritual act of worship.” So we must always seek humility and give praise to Him who enables us. 1 Peter 5:5 instructs “...All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, ‘God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.’"

Because those involved in a worship ministry possess different levels of musical expertise and skill, it is important to always foster an atmosphere of positive attitudes whenever we gather. (Romans 12:10 “Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves.”)

GROWTH AND ENCOURAGEMENT: As you grow in your skills, spiritual walk, and ministry (individually and as a team), expect to be encouraged and raised-up in new ways and areas. (Hebrews 10:24 “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.”)

BE ACCOUNTABLE AS AN EXAMPLE: Everyone on the platform is responsibly accountable, which is one of the main reasons we have developed methods to be accountable to God and the body of Christ. Others look to our lives and behavior as examples. Therefore, we have established specific qualifications and guidelines for participation in the Worship Ministry.


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