Music for Worship
At New City Fellowship, our music for worship reflects the core values of the kingdom of God by holding several elements in balance through the bond of grace.
Sacred – We are drawn into the eternal, holy song of the Creator which includes the Father rejoicing over us (Zephaniah 3), the High Priestly songs of the Son singing with us (Hebrews 2), and the songs of the Spirit overflowing from us (Ephesians 5).
Lavish – Set free from chains of sin and death, our music is liberated to enjoy the full range of expressive sounds that we can create from redeemed instruments and voices in order to praise the surpassing power and mighty acts of the Lord (Psalm 150)
Incarnate – As a reconciled covenant people, we share all our heart songs, reflecting the priesthood of all believers and the diversity of the great multitude from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb (1 Peter 2, Revelation 7)
Hospitable – Welcoming the stranger and prepared with care, music should be humbly presented with excellence which is gifted-love. (1 Corinthians 12 & 13)
Pure – Regardless of skill, music disgusts and angers God when performed in the presence of injustice. Therefore, songs of the redeemed must be accompanied by and give inspiration to justice and righteousness for the poor and oppressed. (Isaiah 1, Amos 5)
Grace – Our music is an expression of the gift of new life in Christ Jesus, the songs we sing are part of the gift of good works that have been prepared for us in advance. (Ephesians 2)
Worship Music Resources
New City Music – http://ncfmusic.com
This site hopes to further extend the movement of churches committed to reconciliation and justice in the gospel through offering music, video, instruction, and reflection for those who want to take part in the vision of cross cultural worship.