We believe that it is our job, calling and privilege to provide an atmosphere that allows for the free movement of the Holy Spirit. We try to play and sing in such a manner that both leads and gets out of the way of worshiping. And although the quality of the music is extremely important to us, we are equally concerned with becoming the kinds of people whose lives bring worship to God. We aspire to be a team who lives what we sing.
The Cedar Grove worship team along with the congregation at large is continually growing and changing in our attempts to provide people with intimate and authentic encounters with God. Finding enough opportunities for everyone who wants to be involved is difficult, however. We are committed to growing the most effective worship team in order to best serve Cedar Grove.
A big group of people singing together is odd. It really is. Other than a hockey games or the occasional birthday party, people don't usually stand around and sing. But we do every Sunday at church. Why?
For starters it is a part of our history and tradition. We come from a long line of people who sing to and about God. From King David to Martin Luther to Bono, men and women have often expressed their faith, whether in painful cries or through gushing praise, with singing.
The reasons behind this aren't always clear, but the power of music is undeniable. It seems to tap into deeper and more honest places than words alone ever could. It has been said that music is the language of the soul.
We believe it.
Our goal is to encourage our church family to worship and glorify the Lord Jesus Christ everyday and in everything we do. We believe that worship ought to be a part of every aspect of the Christian life, whether one is at work, play, school, or church. We prayerfully prepare each week to lead worship in such a way that, by God's anointing, the Sunday service will become a springboard into a week of worship for everyone who attends. We are equippers and encouragers of the Bride of Christ, striving to plant the Word of God in the hearts of worshippers (Psalm 119:9-11).