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We were created to worship God! The Bible says, "Let everything that has breath praise the Lord"! We believe that God deserves our adoration and praise. Worship at Vineyard Community is about an encounter with God. It is during worship that we come into contact with the living God in a deep and powerful way. Worship is when we turn our attention away from the pressures and stresses of daily life, and through song, honor God for whom He is and what He has done for us!

Worship is designed for the whole person. Jesus said the greatest commandment is to "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul and mind." Our hearts recognize who God is. Our souls respond to His magnificent character with passion. Our minds connect with the truth of what we are singing about God. Our bodies demonstrate outwardly what is going on inside of us.

Worship is also a way for the whole church to connect with God together- as His children. As we encounter God's life-changing presence we grow in unity and love for each other. We believe that God is powerful enough to both meet us individually and speak to us as a church as we worship Him together.

What Vineyard Community worship looks like? Our desire is for people to be able to walk off the street, into our worship service and be able to experience a dynamic encounter with God in a relevant way. This is why...

  • We worship for about 30 minutes. It takes time for people to re-focus and open themselves up to God.
  • We all get to participate! The worship band serves to lead us into God's presence, not to perform for us.
  • We have songs that express a variety of honest responses to the Lord. Joy, gratitude, sorrow and need are all valid responses to God's presence and our songs will make room for the spectrum of our emotions.
  • The Bible teaches that God "dwells in the midst of our praises." During worship many people feel God touching them deeply. You may see people with their eyes closed or with hands raised. Some people will look overjoyed. Some might even be crying. God is doing something in them at that moment.
  • We dress casually, allowing people to "come as they are."
  • We have 3 main values that guide us in worship.

  • Authenticity: This is our main value for everything we do here. Our worship is empty without a passionate love for Christ and His kingdom.
  • Quality: God is the giver of our gifts and the creator of the world. He truly deserves our best. We work hard during rehearsals and worship hard during the Celebrations.
  • Relevance: We try to communicate in a relevant way both to people attending, and to God. The sound of our instruments and the look of our stage intentionally change, and the arrangements may evolve. Style changes, but our hearts stay focused on Christ.
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