They lead praise and worship in church that ushers the congregation into the presence of God. They hold worship rallies in our church and also many other churches.
Vision of the Ministry: God glorified in our Worship, Music, Church and life.
Mission Statement of the Ministry: To inspire, encourage and lead the body of Christ to the true place of Worship
We, ‘Levites’ of EFGC, are a team of anointed musicians, singers and technical crew gifted to serve the Lord whole heatedly with love and are dedicated to lead the congregation into a vibrant spirit-filled praise and extravagant worship unto our God. As a church, we will never grow and mature in our expressions of praise until we are willing to praise in a manner pleasing to God. We do not praise the Lord our way; we praise Him His way.
The ministry also earmarks suitable and interested members to receive formal training for required musical instruments. Under this initiative, several pianists, drummers and guitarists have been trained over the years to expand the team of helpers.
Whether you are interested to serve as a worship leader, musician, back-up singer or in the sound team, do approach Bro Isabirye Peter or Bro. Male Samuel for an interview.[/vc_column_text][gap size=”20px”][swm_image link=”” align=”center” alt=”” title=”” id=”” class=”” style=”” src=”1626″][vc_column_text]
Why should we praise the Lord?
- ‘cos we are commanded in His word, Psalm 150:1 – Praise the Lord, Praise God in His sanctuary; Praise Him in His mighty heavens.
- ‘cos God is enthroned in our praise, Psalm 22:3 – Yet You are enthroned as the Holy One; You are the praise of Israel.
- ‘cos there is power & strength in praise, Psalm 68:35 – You are awesome, O God, in Your sanctuary; the God of Israel gives power and strength to His people.
- ‘cos it is a good thing to praise the Lord, Psalm 92:1 – It is good to praise the Lord and make music to Your name, O Most High.
- ‘cos He is worthy of our praise, Psalm 48:1 – Great is the Lord, and most worthy of praise, in the city of our God, His holy mountain.
How should we praise the Lord?
- Lifting of our hands, Psalm 28:2 – Hear my cry for mercy as I call to you for help, as I lift up my hands toward Your Most Holy Place.
- Clapping, Shouting & Make a joyful noise, Psalm 47:1 – Clap your hands, all the nations; shout to God with cries of joy.
- Standing. God gave explicit instructions for many pieces of furniture to be made according to specifications and placed in the interior of the tabernacle. But there was one piece of furniture for which God made no provision: a chair! 2 Chronicles 5:12, 7:6, 29:26; Psalm 135:2; Revelation 4:9-11. Standing serves two particularly strong functions in praise; respect and alertness. Satan’s battleground is in our mind, and he is delighted if he can distract us from worshiping by causing us to mull over concerns and our mind has the tendency to wander when sitting down.
- Kneeling, bowing and prostration, Psalm 95:6 – Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker.
- Singing, Psalms in particular are a rich storehouse referencing this.
- Audibly, Praise is not praise until it is heard. And if it is not heard, then it must be seen, Psalm 26:7 – Proclaiming aloud your praise and telling of all your wonderful deeds.
- Dancing, Psalm 149:3 – Let them praise his name with dancing and make music to him with tambourine and harp
- Speaking in tongues is a beautiful release & expression of our praises to the Lord directly from our spirits unto