OUR STATEMENT OF VISION
Corporate praise and worship is more than a preliminary to preaching. It is not a part of a program or a ritual. It is not a performance or a showcase of vocal or musical talent.
Praise is declaring what God has done, is doing, and will do (Eph 6:12). We are called to demonstrate what Jesus carried out at Calvary (1 John 3:8), a demonstration that is manifested by the words we speak and by our obedience to God’s Word (Prov 18:21, 1 Sam 15:22). Praise builds faith, faith creates miracles, and miracles glorify God!
Corporate Worship is more than a soft, pretty song or melody. Worship is our response to a holy, omnipotent God. If praise is declaring what God has done, is doing, or will do, then worship is declaring (and living) who God is. If we do not know who God is, we cannot worship Him in spirit and in truth (Jn 4:24). Our corporate worship should be a natural extension of the personal relationship that we have with God when we are alone. When we join together in one accord to worship the Lord, as the singers and musicians did in 2 Chronicles 5:13‐14, we believe that the tangible presence of Almighty God will fill the sanctuary resulting in changed, transformed, and renewed lives.
When taking the above into consideration, we, the singers and musicians of Capstone Church, have an awesome responsibility: we are more than just a worship team ‐ we are Worship Leaders. The expressions on our faces and the enthusiasm we show will inspire the congregation to begin to praise God and to enter into worship and praise. When the Body of Christ begins to worship and praise in one accord, the Lord can move in a mighty way, often manifesting Himself in healing, deliverance and salvation.
We are a music ministry that believes in the power and presence of the Holy Ghost. We accept the mantle and responsibility the Lord has placed on us to be examples of Pentecostal believers not only in music, but by our actions, attitudes and appearance.
It is the desire of this ministry team to be used of the Lord to sing His praises, to minister under the power of the Spirit of God, and to witness His touch and change in the lives of those to whom we minister.
We are to come to the services filled with God’s Spirit and power, ready to pour out of your spirit: Praise, anointing, and sacrifice (Acts 2:7).
We are to stand in the gap of hopelessness and pain by declaring what God has done, is doing, and will do to the enemy.
We are to prepare the ground of men’s hearts for the seed of the Word. Our praise is the plow that breaks the hard, callused ground of religion, sin, and rebellion (Hosea 10:11).
We are to lead people into the life‐changing presence of God through our example of worship and praise.
Most importantly, it is our responsibility to live a life of worship before God as Romans 12:1 declares:
Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God – this is your spiritual act of worship. (NIV)
If you have an interest in using your vocal, musical or media giftings and joining Capstone Worship, pick up a Volunteer Packet (one with a "Capstone Worship" label), complete all enclosed forms, place them in the original envelope and drop them in one of the copper boxes in the Foyer.
For more information, or questions answered, please contact Austin Bond at 817-336-2687 or .