Worship Ministry

COC's Worship Ministry has many members who contribute their musical or technical gifting to serve our congregation on Sunday mornings. They sing, play instruments, and run audio/visual equipment to encourage and build one another up. Worship Ministry is led by Mike Jackson, Interim Worship Director.

The philosophy of ministry below guides our Worship Ministry in everything from song choice and musical style, to our attitude and godly living:

Our objective is to worship the triune God [One God in three persons: Father, Son and the Holy Spirit] by providing music for the corporate gathering of the church through the gospel in song. We do this so that Christ and His word will be more clearly put on display for the corporate involvement of teaching, admonishing, singing and meditating on the gospel through biblical truths provided in songs, hymns and spiritual songs (Col. 3:16). Songs are evaluated and selected for their content in at least one of the following areas: 

  • GOD

A song about the character of the triune God (the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit)

  • SIN/NEED

 A song about our acknowledgement and confession of sin and our need for a Savior

  • REDEMPTION: CROSS/RESURRECTION/RETURN

A song about the redemption through the cross of Christ, His powerful resurrection, or glorious return

  • RESPONSE

A song about our response to the gospel: belief, surrender, commitment, relationship with Christ, relationship with others, service to the church, discipleship, missions, evangelism, submission, obedience, etc.

Our mission is...

  1. To walk worthy of the calling (Eph. 4:1-4).
  2. To provide excellent music, that would be of use to support the lyrics and content of the songs ultimately pointing to the glory of God through Christ (1 Chron. 5, Ps. 96, Col. 3:16-17, Eph. 5:19-21).
  3. To point the body of Christ to the glory of Christ through the gospel (Col. 1:27).
  • Character and Calling
    • Ephesians 4:1-3: "Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love, being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace."
  • Competency in Music
    • Necessary ability and skill
    • Willingness to grow and work hard
  • Content is King
    • Lyrics over music or style
  • Christ-Exalting
    • He is supreme
  • Centrality of the Gospel
    • Must be clearly communicated

We function as each member of the body is expected to participate and be involved with the corporate gathering. We encourage and teach the local body the supremacy of God in Christ by exalting the truth of God and the grace of God through the corporate worship of God (Rom. 12, 1 Tim. 4:16, 1 Tim. 6:1-2).