San Gabriel Community Church desires to instill in our congregation that worship is a lifestyle. A Sunday morning worship service should be a culmination of a week filled with worship experiences, not the only hour and half out of the week, that we devote to seeking God. We believe that the corporate worship service is a vital part of the believer's life, and walk with the Lord. We dive deep into scriptures to discover how God would have us go into the world to be "salt and light" to the lost. (Matt. 5:13-14)
Everything we do at San Gabriel Community Church is motivated and directed by God's Word. God has not left us on our own to figure out how to worship Him in this unique corporate setting:
* We meet together every Sunday morning (and at various times during the week) to worship together and encourage one another. (Heb. 10:24-25)
* We sing our praises and thanksgivings to God through hymns, praise choruses, and special songs to focus our minds on Him. (Psalm 100:1-2)
* We pray together for God's leading, and to make requests known to Him. (i Chr. 16v11, I Tim. 2:1-3, James 5:13-18)
* We sit under the teaching and authority of the Word of God for the knowledge of God, salvation, and Godly living. (II Tim. 3:16, 4:1-5)
* We celebrate Communion together. (Matt. 26:26-29)
* We give back to the Lord what he has graciously given to us. (Matt. 6:1-2, II Cor. 9:7)
About Worship Ministries
Ministries at San Gabriel Community Church that contribute to our corporate worship experience include:
* Worship Team : A group of musicians and vocalists who rotate leading the main worship singing portion of our Sunday service.
* A/V Team : Team of volunteers that run light and media presentations (PowerPoint, Video, Etc.).
* Special Music : Vocal or instrumental, solo or ensemble, this may be an offertory piece, a prelude, or a selection that serves to prepare us for, or drive home, the message of the morning's sermon.
Ministry events also happen outside of our Sunday service in many different areas, some of which include:
* Pray And Praise: Special Sunday evening times of extended prayer and worship, often with a thematic focus.
* All Church Dinners : Usually to mark a special event (mission trips, holidays, Etc.), all church dinners also pursue love and unity in the body.
What is Worship?
Worship is the proper response of human beings to the glory of God. We encounter the glory of God through His self-revelation in Scripture. Worship involves the use of all of our faculties: mind, emotion, will, and body. When we worship, we adore God, both in attitude and action. It is both an act of obedience to the commandments of God and the deep, passionate outpouring of our love and respect for Him. Worship is an active response to God whereby we ascribe to Him supreme worth, and during which we humble ourselves, acknowledging our complete dependence upon Him and our profound desire for Him. It is a celebration of God's beauty and transcendence.
Worship can take place in many different forms. Though these forms may have different expressions from culture to culture, there are Biblical guidelines to which they must adhere.
* Worship stems from an accurate understanding of a holy God. (Is. 6:1-3, Rev. 4:4-8)
* Worship must be directed towards the one true God in spirit and truth, and to Him alone. (Duet. 6:13-14, Ex. 20:3, John 4:23)
* Worship must be exhibited in all aspects of life, not just through "worship singing" on Sunday mornings. (Rom. 12:1-2)
For more information, please contact Greg Golden, Senior Associate Pastor and School Superintendent, Greg Golden.