that the King of Glory may come in."
GLORY TO THE KING CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY BOOLARRA
We consider worship to be one of the most pivotal and essential practices of Christian faith, and as a result it is our desire to give worship a central place in the activities of this ministry.
Eventually, we aim to have a center where worship ascends before the Throne of God 24/7. In the meantime, we have one night a week that is set aside exclusively for worship. Worship also takes a central place in our Sunday services.
Often, Christians’ prayers are centered on ourselves – asking for the things we want, sometimes thanking God for what He has done for us, occasionally praising Him for His goodness to us. All these are good and legitimate, but it is important for us to take time to focus on God alone, and to come to Him simply for Who He is.
Worship is all about God: His glory, His greatness, His beauty and majesty. When we come to worship we do not come to ask for anything, whether for ourselves or others. We simply come to express our love to God, and to declare His worth.
In fact, that’s what worship means. It comes from an old word, “worth-ship”, and is all about proclaiming the worthiness of the one we worship.
Of course, this is not something we should do only through prayer or song. Our whole life should be worship. Everything we do and say should point to the worthiness of the One we serve. Everything in our lives should cause others to want to serve and worship Him.
However, as well as that lifestyle of worship, we need to have times that are specifically focused on worshiping God with our words and actions, through prayer, song, dance, or by kneeling or prostrating ourselves before Him.
At Glory to the King Christian Community, we allow a great degree of freedom in our worship. We generally do not use set written prayers, but pray as the Lord leads. We mostly use choruses, but we also love many of the old hymns. Sometimes we do not have a set song list, but allow people to choose by the leading of the Holy Spirit. People are also free to stand, sit, kneel or move around, as long as in doing so they do not interfere with the worship of others.
In some churches, worship has been turned into a performance with strobe lighting, smoke machines and a drummer who is determined to be heard on the other side of town. Whilst we do not like to be critical of our brothers and sisters in Christ, we believe that such a performance may be great at a rock concert, but it is not worship. It’s focus is self rather than God, and it does nothing to draw people into His presence. You will not find this kind of “worship” in our meetings.
Join us for just worship, Thursday nights, 7.30pm.
Glory to the King Christian Community,
The Old Scout Hall,
Cnr Young and Bastin Sts, Boolarra, Victoria.
It is registered with the Australian Taxation Department as a not-for-profit charity.
ABN 52 740 158 732.
Incorporated in Victoria. No. A0051895B
This organization is not in any way associated with the ministry of the same name that operates from Tulsa, USA.