by Krissy Hanna
Do you ever forget to keep the main thing the main thing? I get so sidetracked by hundreds of other distractions (even though many are very important), that I forget to keep my eye on what is most important.
Seriously, how can I go through a day and forget my Savior?
How on earth is this possible?
If I keep worship, God’s Word, prayer, service, and healthy God-centered community at the forefront of my life, I’ve observed that I seem to stay more focused and connected with the Lord. Coincidentally, these are also the core values of our worship ministry.
Worship – Worship is essential to our ministry; it is the very reason why we gather. Musical worship aligns our focus on our Savior and rids us from the distractions the world has to offer. Without Jesus as the center of our attention, we lack purpose and direction.
Word – The Word of God is the book of Truth on which we base our faith and our lives. We believe that all Scripture is God breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness. This is why during each rehearsal we spend time in small groups studying God’s Word together.
Prayer – Prayer is another way we can strengthen and deepen our relationship with Christ. We come together to talk to our Heavenly Father and listen for His response. Through intentional prayer, we become more like Jesus, as this was an essential part of His ministry and life on earth. Prayer is always a priority in our ministry, which is why we consistently set aside time to connect with God during each rehearsal.
Service – Service is a way for us to put our faith into action. As a group, we serve alongside existing organizations as a response to Jesus’ calling us to love our neighbors.
Community – As followers of Christ, we are called to live in community with other believers. This is why we believe it’s important that everyone who consistently attends choir is placed into a small group to pray together, read God’s Word, serve the community, and encourage one another throughout the week. Any choir can sing, but we desire to worship Jesus from hearts that reflect an authentic, growing, healthy relationship with Christ and each other.
Jesus, please pull me back to your heart. Remind me of these core values that bring to mind the mission that you have put before all of us.