The Worship Ministry team met last night, and we continued a great dialogue on worship philosophy type issues. One of the things mentioned was God seeking worshippers in Spirit and in Truth (dialogue with the woman at the well). What does God mean? What is He looking for? What does He/will He do when He finds them?
Last Sunday, we did a song called the Stand for our offering song. Let me say this about our offering songs – the main ACT of worship during our offering song is bringing tithes and offerings. I usually do a song that is more presentational OR a song that I’m wanting to teach the congregation so i can start planting it in their brains to sing at a later date. There’s never an expectation for the congregation to sing during the offering song . . .
So last week, we did the Stand as recorded by Hillsong United. Great tune. The text of the chorus says: “So I’ll stand, with arms high and heart abandoned, in awe of the One who gave it all.”
Our pastor, in a Presbyterian Church no less, stood up, with arms high, heart abandoned, eyes closed, and was worshipping during the offering song, and then had this to say.
I think something awesome is happening in the worship picture at Oak Mountain. I’m excited to see where it takes us, and how God directs us in His worship . . .