What to expect in our worship services?

Worship Through Scripture and the Gospel: The Lord’s scripture is our priority in teaching and practices. A kid’s message meant especially for children will be presented according to their developmental understanding.

Worship Through Song: To hear some songs you know and some you don’t, but all of our attention will be directed in singing about the Glory of God, His wondrous works, and our devotion to Him. Different genres of music (Traditional Hymns, Contemporary Praise, Modern Hymns, Southern Gospel, etc.) used in a collective blended style. All types of instruments and voices will be used, especially the voices of the congregation, since followers of Christ can’t help but sing His praise!

Worship Through Prayer: Our elders and staff have committed to pray for the church regularly and will also offer up public prayers. 

Worship Through Response: A time to obediently and openly respond to God’s leading in your life.

Worship Through Giving: An opportunity to offer up a portion of your resources and finances in worship.


Riverwind Music and Worship Ministry Goals:

1. To Glorify The Only Worthy God In Worship (Yahweh/Adonai/Jehovah, Jesus Christ, The Holy Spirit and Comforter)

God gives us the largest book in the bible, Psalms, as a manual to glorify Him in ways that please Him. Certainly the Lord’s pleasure comes from pure hearts declaring the Truth of His character and handiwork; It also includes the idea that a great deal of this Worship is to take place through musical singing and playing of instruments. As the only True God, He is the only one deserving of such praise.

Psalm 95:1. Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!

Psalm 150. Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens! Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his excellent greatness! Praise him with trumpet sound; praise him with lute and harp! Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe! Praise him with sounding cymbals; praise him with loud clashing cymbals!

2. To Sing The Truth of God’s Word and The Gospel For All To Hear

Though Psalms can be a comprehensive repertoire of scripture to proclaim worship in itself, God saw fit to reveal Himself further in the New Testament. All scripture is profitable for the equipping of every good work. The songs chosen to present in and to the Church must be solidified in the principles of God’s word. In this life, there is only a limited amount of time allotted for the gathering of saints and sinners in worship. It need not be wasted by singing idle songs for the mere pleasure of man. It must be used as another platform for the Gospel to have its transforming work of Salvation and Sanctification.

2 Timothy 3:14-17. But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work

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

3. To Unify Believers Toward Holy Living

The people of God are created, commanded, and compelled to sing in worship not only for the glorification of the Trinity but also for the renewing of the spiritual and physical lives of believers. Our worship as a church body is a reminder of the Great Commission purpose and an effort to spur one another onward in love for the brotherhood manifested in good works.

Ephesians 5:18-19. But be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart.

1 Corinthians 14:26. When you come together, each one has a hymn, a lesson, a revelation, a tongue, or an interpretation. Let all things be done for building up.

Any persons interested in joining our praise team ministry or volunteering in an area of music or audio/visual technology. 

Contact Drew Gray, Director of Worship Arts


Planning Center Services is the organization method for our music and worship service volunteers.

Video explaining how to use Planning Center: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9l1uZHkjj8

Recommended Reading: 

Worship Matters- Bob Kauflin

Sing!- Keith and Kristyn Getty

Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life- Donald S. Whitney