"Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God." Colossians 3:16

Our Purpose

The first and foremost function of the music ministry team is to glorify God, recognizing that whatever we do should bring the people into praise and worship, always magnifying Jesus, not ourselves.  By doing that, we desire to create an atmosphere in which the Holy Spirit is welcome and pleased to move.  Secondly, we provide a visual inspiration and encouragement to the congregation.  We act as initiators in praise and worship.  Sometimes the cares and worries of this world cling to us as we gather together to worship.  The worship team's responsibility is to be prepared to enter God's presence and assist the congregation in entering as well.  "And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord;…"
Ephesians 5:18-19

Our Vision

"Then the Lord answered me and said, 'Record the vision and inscribe it on tablets, that the one who reads it may run.  For the vision is yet for the appointed time; it hastens toward the goal, and it will not fail.  Though it tarries, wait for it; for it will certainly come, it will not delay'."  Habakkuk 2:2-3

God begins everything with a seed, then it germinates, sprouts up and begins to grow, and finally becomes a mature, fruit-bearing plant.  The Music Department at ICC is the same way.  God started us with a seed and over time He is maturing us and growing us up.  We must humble ourselves in His hand and allow His plan to be accomplished in our midst.  At the current time we have a worship band and a praise team.  As God continues to bless us, we will incorporate additional teams to minister in the various ministries of the church.  Eventually, when we are mature enough to handle it, it is our desire to send out music teams to minister in conjunction with evangelistic outreach teams.  However, this will be in God's timing and only at His leading.  As a music ministry team, our first and foremost purpose is to glorify God through music.  Our goal is to provide leadership by example for the congregation to enter into God's holy presence and to offer up spiritual sacrifices, the fruit of our lips giving thanks (Hebrews 13:15), always magnifying Jesus, not ourselves.  We are here to serve the body of Christ at Independence Christian Center.