On August 18 we introduced our revamped second service look. It was more than just new staging and lighting. The second service worship band now has a new identity - E4 Worship Band.
What does “E4” mean? E4 worship is more than just a name. It is our mission. It is centered around 4 words: Enlighten; Encourage; Energize; and Engage.
ENLIGHTEN (Psalm 119:105) From the fall of the Walls of Jericho to King David’s Psalms to Paul and Silas singing in prison, music has played a vital role in the Bible and the early church. Our goal is not just to sing songs that are popular or "trendy". Our songs serve to enlighten and amplify the Word of God, the person of Jesus, and the purpose of the Holy Spirit.
ENCOURAGE (Ephesians 5:19) There is a horizontal element of worship music that connects God’s people in unity. We not only sing songs of praise to God, but also songs of encouragement to each other. Songs that remind us of who God is in our circumstances. Songs that declare the purpose we have as a church and as followers of Christ.
ENERGIZE (2 Chronicles 20:21-22) Throughout scripture, music has been used as a rally cry, a gathering call, and a celebration. No example is better than the description of Jehoshaphat leading an army to battle with the singers in the front giving praises to God. It is meant to remind us of the God we serve and “spur us on” to good deeds of service. Our goal is to help energize and refresh people through uplifting and, many times, exuberant music that lifts the weary soul to the throne of God.
ENGAGE (Psalm 149:3-4) Ultimately, music should point us to engagement with God the father. Scripture says God is enthroned on the praises of his people. It also says that God delights in us when we engage with him with all of our heart, mind, and soul. Our music is only a vehicle that draws us into connection with a Holy God. Our music should direct people’s attention to HIM, not to us or even the music itself.
There are several opportunities to serve with us to help build this new team. We currently need musicians, specifically bass players, drummers, and an electric guitar player. We also need 3 more volunteers who can spare 15 minutes of their time between first service and Sunday school to help set up the stage for second service. Stay up to date with the team online!
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