(commonly and affectionately known as MWA)
To explain worship is to try to explain God, which is no small task- especially on one small little web page. It has been the subject of much thought, countless books, numerous seminars, and just as many heated debates. But the bottom line is this: God, who began the universe, holds the world in His hands, and cares more deeply for each person in the world than we will ever comprehend, is absolutely worthy of all of our love, our loyalty, and our entire lives. It's easy to slip into the habit of stuffing "worship" into a box and thinking about it as merely a certain style of music, or "the part of the service where we sing". But true worship can't be contained by any of those boundaries. When we really begin to boil it down, styles, forms, and orders of service fall to the wayside. Most simply, it is the natural reponse of a heart that has been awakened to the reality of God's love. It can happen amidst the hustle and bustle of a busy subway, in a crowded office cubicle, alone in a quiet prison cell, or in a gathering of believers. But regardless of where it happens, worship is a response that our hearts were designed for, and it is a beautiful thing.
The goal of the Ministry of Worship Arts at ACTS is to "Restore and develop the worship of God in the life of each person in the church through music and the arts". In other words, it's bigger than just music and the arts. Our musical style is mostly contemporary with a blend of tradition, and with the help of varying types of artists and our Creative Celebrations Team we also utilize dance, flags, art, drama, readings, and video technology to communicate the truth of God and express our worship to Him. The Holy Spirit often brings encouragement in many different ways as we gather, and we are grateful for the ways that we sense God's presence with us as we join together in worship.
Our calling is to take worship outside the walls of the church building and make it a habit, a way of life, an ongoing response to God for His love towards us. Romans 12:1 sums it up the best: "So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life-your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life-and place it before God as an offering." (The Message)
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