Praise & Worship
“To create an atmosphere, through music, in which God is glorified and the needs of the people are met supernaturally.”
This is our mission statement. It’s the whole purpose behind everything we do. Music is a powerful tool that can usher in the presence of God. It can open up and connect to the soul in a way that nothing else can. We use music in our services to facilitate this connection to God, and not to entertain. Our worship services are prophetic and we follow Holy Ghost rather than a set song list or order of service.
The Praise Team is composed of sound technicians, singers and musicians, all with a heart for worshipping God. We don’t see it as a “platform ministry” but as a calling. It’s not just something that we do, it’s who we are. Worship is not just notes on a page, it’s a lifestyle.
As with everything else at our church, we do things a little differently when it comes to joining the Praise Team. We don’t hold auditions. We don’t do “special songs” or any of the things you might be used to seeing in local churches in this area. We have very strict criteria for joining the Praise Team. First and foremost, we look for people who are committed to the vision at Gateway. Everyone on our team is a tried and true son of the house. Skill and talent is secondary to dedication, passion and commitment. Anyone interested in learning more about becoming part of the Praise Team can simply talk to any of the team members.
We take the call of the psalmist very seriously. Every member of our team can testify that some of our greatest breakthroughs have come through worship. Every single service is an opportunity for someone to experience God on a greater level than they ever have before. And that is our focus every time we step out to minister, whether in a regular worship service, at the Oasis tent ministry or whatever outreach where we are assigned.