I will sing of steadfast love and justice; to you, O LORD, I will make music.
Singing is not the only way in which we worship God, but it is an important one. For thousands of years, followers of God have used music as a way to praise, worship, glorify, celebrate, and experience God. We at SCC desire to be a house of prayer and praise, where people are free to sing and express their hearts before God, and to experience His presence.
In our worship, we value:
- Creating an opportunity to experience God’s presence
- Heartfelt, expressive singing to God
- Being authentic (i.e. not putting on a “show”)
- Being multi-generational. We intentionally lean toward styles of music and overall volume that appeal to the younger generations while maintaining opportunities for older generations to feel comfortable and included. Being multi-cultural in our expressions of music
- Modern, culturally relevant and creative styles of music
- Songs, both ancient and modern, that place God in the highest place, draw us closer to God and closer as a community, reinforce sound belief and doctrine, and are widely sing-able
In our hearts:
- We remember to put Jesus first.
- We remember that it’s not all about us.
We will prefer others in our worship. Some examples of how we prefer one another include respect for other music styles; recognition of preferences for different volume levels and length of worship services; and by not being distracting to other worshipers. In all things, we desire to love God fully, to love people genuinely and to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.