The mission of the Worship Arts team at FBCZ is to bring glory to God while leading and accompanying our church community in Biblical, God-centered, and engaging expressions of worship and praise. And while we highly value excellence (which we define as passion meeting precision), our first and foremost desire is to become people who live lives of worship everyday. As theologian William Barclay says, “Real worship is not something which is transacted in a church; real worship is something which sees the whole world as the temple of the living God, and every common deed an act of worship.”
We aspire towards that end…
“Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship.”
Worship Values at First Baptist Zeeland
At FBCZ we have four core values as it pertains to worship.
- Biblical - All expressions of worship must be based upon the truth of who God is as He has revealed in His Word. (II Timothy 3.16, Colossians 3.16, John 4.24)
- God-Centered - Biblical worship is possible because of the work of Christ. All of life is to be lived for God and for his fame and renown. (Deuteronomy 6.4-5; Isaiah 26.8; Colossians 1.15-23)
- Spirit-led - Biblical worship is accomplished through the power of the Holy Spirit guiding God's people into truth. (John 4.24; 14.26)
- Engaging/Celebratory - Biblical worship evokes a response engaging one's entire life. Our ministry aims to encourage God's people to join their voices to God's praise and glory. (Romans 12.1-2; 15.5-6)
The worship arts team at First is always growing and expanding. If you are artistically gifted and have a passion to serve the Lord in music or media, we would love to hear from you. Please look over the Worship Arts Ministry Application and contact Pastor Jeremy for more information.