The Worship Arts Department exists to express our love for God and promote the discipleship process by showing Jesus as Incomparably Glorious and worthy of our praise.
CVCC is a community of people who believe that the chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy him forever. The Worship Arts Department is committed to living this out. We believe that whether we are gathered together as the Church, or as individuals throughout our daily lives, we are most happy when we live a life in worship of God. We do not believe that worship is only the fifteen minutes of music we share together on Sundays, though that is a specific area of ministry we focus on. Rather, it is a lifestyle, one in which we are committed to offering ourselves to God wholly and completely, not just in our songs, but in our words and deeds, also. The Bible speaks about this, saying that we are to worship God with everything that we are, our minds, bodies, emotions and will. God calls this worshiping in truth and in spirit (John 4:23). This means a complete surrender of who we are to Jesus and the transformational power that He and He alone can offer. At CVCC, the Worship Arts Department functions as the vehicle for expressing all that God has done, and is doing, in our lives, through music, discipleship in the areas of worship through creative arts, and fostering a community of people who unabashedly proclaim the name of Jesus in every environment of their lives.
Who makes up the Worship Team?
At CVCC the worship teams are made up of men and women who call CVCC home. The teams are not made up of “professional” musicians. Some play and perform in other venues outside of CVCC but most do not. The common element is that they love to sing and play and want to use their gifts for the purpose of leading others in worship. Whether you are a skilled musician/singer or a beginner, we welcome all levels of abilities. The Worship Arts Department also consists of the Audio/Video technology that is utilized within CVCC. If you are someone who has a tech background, or is just interested in learning how all that stuff works, let us know. We are always looking to add to our Audio/Video specialists. The leaders of the Worship Arts Department will work with you to help you to be able to serve the Church with your gifts and talents. If you are interested in serving with us on the team, please contact Robbie at email@example.com.
What is the musical style of CVCC's worship?
We are contemporary in our worship style, using a full band with drums, guitars and keyboards. That does not mean that we aren’t selective in what we sing together. We strive to make sure that the Gospel is front and center in everything that we sing, that our music is Christocentric. That means that you will hear everything from contemporary worship songs to the great hymns of the church, often times with a more modern arrangement. But we also value the rich history and theology that many of those hymns offer. So some times, you will hear them just as they were written. No matter the song or the style, there is a lot of energy in our worship as we celebrate and worship our awesome God.
Why do we worship like we do?
There are many different expressions of worship, and what you experience here at CVCC might be different from what you’re used to, or even brand new to you. Why are people standing, singing, clapping, and raising their hands? These physical expressions of worship are the natural response to what God has done in our lives. It’s a reaction to His incredible love.
You may not feel comfortable raising your hands. Don’t worry about it. You may feel like standing in the middle of a song. Go for it. As we worship in a large group, we understand that worship begins as individuals and as individuals, we are going to worship in various ways. What’s important to us is that you worship passionately and authentically, and that is going to look a little different for all of us. However, you can also be assured that we believe that the Bible has outlined what “orderly” worship should look like and we strive to maintain that.