Worship At LVBC
We look forward to joining together as fellow believers each week in corporate worship of our great God and Savior.
Because we believe that true worship is defined by a life of obedience and dedication to God on the part of every believer (Romans 12:1,2), we recognize that our times of corporate worship represents and reflects the cumulative expression of each member’s devotion to the Lord.
Though we find that our times of worship indeed strengthens our faith, draws us together in unity, comforts, convicts, and encourages us, we believe that our primary goal in worship as a church body is to bring pleasure and glory to God. We believe that the attitudes and actions of each worshipper should be consistent with Ephesians 4:2, where we are called to forbear with one another in love, and I Thessalonians 5:18, where we are called to thanksgiving and praise.
We believe that our worship should be done in spirit (heartfelt) and in truth (grounded in the Word of God) (John 4:24), incorporating a balance of emotional (hearts) and intellectual (minds) involvement. This pertains to our music as well, with our corporate exaltation of God being enriched through the use of, “psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, (as we) sing with thankfulness in our hearts to God” (Colossians 3:16).
We believe that God-honoring music, like God-honoring preaching and God-honoring living, is that which proclaims and is consistent with Biblical truth. Because of this, as we incorporate the use of both traditional and more modern hymns and songs in our worship, our focus is not on styles, methods, skills and techniques.
LVBC members who display a credible testimony of faith in Jesus Christ, and whose skill levels support the message and technical demands of the music performed, are provided with varied opportunities for participation in worship leadership. Above all else, those participants must exhibit a proper heart attitude, fruit of the Spirit and actions consistent with Biblical instruction.
Our heart-felt prayer is that everyone who joins with us for worship will be conscious of our desire to first and foremost magnify the name and person of our Lord Jesus Christ and to make him pre-eminent in all that we do.