Songs We Sing
The common pattern and order of our corporate worship gatherings tell a story. The sermon is the gospel to the ear. The Lord’s Supper is the gospel to the eye and to the taste. The service is the gospel in structure. This Christ-centered structure reflects the progress of the gospel in the individual. (See Christ-Centered Worship: Letting the Gospel Shape Our Practice by Bryan Chapell; Listen)
The songs we sing generally follow this structure:
Call to Worship
Worship always begins with God and recognition of his character, namely his greatness and glory. When we see God rightly, we see ourselves rightly and recognize our need.
Confession and Repentance
Acknowledgment of our character as sinners before a holy God leads to sorrow over sin, a commitment to forsake it, and a charge to walk in obedience to Christ.
Assurance and Thanksgiving
As the gathered body of believers, we remind each other that a great God has made us, redeemed us, sanctifies us, and uses us for his good purposes. Reflection together on God’s provision, substitution, grace, and forgiveness in Christ Jesus leads to gratefulness, humbleness, and teachability.
Response to the Word
Hearing the truth of Scripture expounded informs understanding which leads to proper expression of devotion.
Celebration and Summary
Restatement of these gospel truths equips believers, instills hope, and inspires faithful obedience.
Song Selection Criteria:
We are very intentional while choosing the songs we sing on Sundays. Here is a basic tool we use to select songs best suited for our congregational worship gatherings.
Serving in the IDC worship ministry is reserved for covenant members of the church. While serving is primarily done during Sunday services, we try to involve our volunteers in other ways throughout the year. If you’re interested in joining the worship ministry, fill out this application and follow the steps laid out after submission.
One way our volunteers can get involved is through Worship Collectives. We gather six to eight times a year as a worship ministry team at these Worship Collectives specifically to:
Enjoy one another – We enjoy a meal together to create an opportunity for everyone to get to know others who serve in the worship ministry around the tables, as well as through shared testimonies.
Engage with God – We spend time together in the Word, prayer, and musical worship.
Encourage development – We include a brief time for skill development either focused on one skill related to the broader areas of service or through rehearsals as instrumentalists and/or vocalists.
“Your statutes have been my song in the land of my sojourning.” – Psalm 119:54