Philosophy of Worship

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Philosophy of Worship

Philosophy of Music

Philosophy of Worship

Everyone worships either Christ or self (Matthew 6.24). Since worship is the basis of life, worship is the priority of the local church, which is the gathering of individuals who worship Christ. Since all of life is worship, the church’s worship is more than its worship services, and the worship services are more than prayers, music, and preaching. The church’s worship is essentially the comprehensive nature of its ministry as the church centers itself on Christ and pursues doctrinal purity under qualified leadership.

Exaltation, exhortation (equipping), and evangelization are the expressions of the Grace Bible Chapel’s worship, and every ministry of Grace Chapel must be an extension of one of these three aspects of worship.

The HEART of Grace’s worship is its exaltation, public services in which devotion and communion are central (Col. 3.16-17).

The STRENGTH of Grace’s worship is its exhortation, encouraging and equipping its congregation through discipleship (including education and counseling) and faithful service (Eph. 4.11-16).

The VOICE of Grace’s worship is its evangelization, direct and intentional interaction with those who do not worship Christ for the sole purpose of leading them to Christ to become His worshipers (Mat. 28.19-20).

In these ways Grace Bible Chapel’s worship finds its outlet in the lifestyles of our members, provoking the congregation  individually and corporately to worship Christ in the pursuit of love and holiness (Philip. 2.12-13).

Philosophy of Music

Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God. (Colossians 3.16)

Grace’s music must be…



Associationally appropriate

Contextually appropriate

Aesthetically pleasing

Divinely focused