New Music Announcment!
GEBC Worship is excited to announce our newest original worship song, "Let Me Be Still", available on Spotify, Apple Music, and more, on March 25, 2022. A music video will be released on YouTube as well and we can't wait to share this all with our church family.
From The Songwriters:
God hasn’t promised believers a life of ease and comfort and certainly some seasons of life are much more difficult than others. So as we faced our family’s journey of chronic health issues, it seemed God was asking us to cry out to Him for more faith to trust Him rather than always praying to change the current circumstance.
This song was birthed out of our family’s suffering and struggle to trust God when life around us looks bleak. This song is our prayer and our declaration as we recount the fear and lack of faith the disciples had when it looked as though the boat would sink and they would all perish while Jesus was sleeping.
The first verse is how they (and we) respond to the storm sometimes letting fear take over, believing lies instead of the truth and not trusting the Lord. And the second verse is how Jesus responds with love and power, rebuking the waves and the disciples’ unbelief.
The choruses are based on Psalm 46. In this Psalm, God tells us to be still and know that He is God while kingdoms and the world around us may crumble. He reminds us not to fear, that He is our ever present help in trouble. He is with us, is our refuge and fortress, and we can trust His plan, for He will ultimately be exalted.
There is something unique about the church regularly gathering together as a body (Heb 10:25). We gather to worship God together and to be built up through songs, prayers and hearing the Word preached (1 Cor 14:26, Col 3:16).
Our worship ministry exists to lead our church in the efforts of worshipping together and to provide growth for our worship leaders. Our primary medium is music, as that constitutes almost half of our service time together. We also encourage all forms of art to be expressed both in and out of our services as we grow together in our understanding of who God is and we are. And we are always looking for new musicians and artists to join our ministry. If you’re an artist/musician, we look forward to meeting you and exploring together how God might use your giftings for His glory and our joy!
Opportunities to Serve
FROM THE PLATFORM
We passionately lead the congregation in worship of the Father, Son & Holy Spirit. A worship leader is expected to sing lead on some songs, lead in prayer and engage with our congregation in ways that magnify God.
We provide the musical canvas that helps our church sing out with emotion and conviction. Instrumentalists are expected to show up to rehearsals with their parts ready to be fine tuned in context to the band. It’s also important to remember that even though you may not have a vocal microphone, the way you play your instrument both in the preparation and in the live application, is worshipful.
We rehearse on Wednesday evenings. Vocal rehearsal is from 6:15pm – 7pm. Full band with vocals is from 7pm – 9pm.
BEHIND THE SCENES
Visual Arts Team
Using Pro Presenter, we manage the content on the main screen to direct song lyrics as well as the teaching pastor’s sermon notes and slides. We also run the cues for the lighting system. This is a vital behind the scenes role and quite frankly, those who serve in this ministry experience a very hands on and gratifying serving experience.
Artists (Painters, Photographers, Makers of Cool Stuff).
We participate in art galleries throughout the year and sometimes create art for a sermon series or for a particular service. We are always looking for more intersections between art and our church so please let us know if you’re an artist with a desire to create!
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ANY OF THESE AREAS OF OUR WORSHIP MINISTRY, PLEASE CONTACT OUR WORSHIP PASTOR MATT MARRON – email@example.com
Weekly Worship Devotional
The next art gallery will run Oct. 17 - Nov. 21, 2021. We'll be exploring the theme "New Heavens and New Earth" (Rev. 21:1-8) Christ has come, and is coming back. Thus, we exist in a kind of "already but not yet" reality of Christ's fulfillment. We taste, but not fully. We see, but not in totality. We are calling out to artists at GEBC to create, in any medium, a piece that delves into this idea.
This is a curated gallery, so please send digital submissions to Matt - firstname.lastname@example.org on or before 5pm, Friday Oct. 8. Submissions will be reviewed and selected by end of day Monday Oct. 11. Selected pieces must be in ready to hang format. More details can be discussed via email.