wor-ship [wur-ship] noun, verb
1. reverent honor and homage paid to God
Our worship team has a unique contemporary sound that creates an experience that ranges from the latest songs to beloved hymns with a modern edge. We aim to create an atmosphere of worship as you approach the throne of God with your praise.
A Word from Worship Pastor T.J. Stephens:
What does worship truly mean to a person? To me worship is a time set aside that I get to praise my God for who He is and what He has done in my life. Many people look at worship the wrong way in today’s age. Most people think that just coming to church or singing a couple of praise songs is true worship. This is a type of worship, but true worship is done on our own time—time that we have taken out of our day to praise God. I pray that you are not only taking the time to worship with your church family, but that you are also spending time in worship on your own time. Both of these play very big roles in a Christian’s life.
I have been a member of Elk River Baptist Church for about 11 years. I had it in my mind that, because I went to church, I was saved. At 17, I realized that I was no different than anyone else and was saved January 24, 2010. When we moved here, all I wanted to do was be a part of the praise team. I picked up the guitar when I was about six years old and have mostly taught myself for the past 10 years. I was so happy when I got the opportunity to be an asset in our praise team. Never at 11 years old did I think that I would be the minister of music at Elk River when I got older. I am now 19 years old, and God is doing amazing things.
Worship at Elk River is like none other. Every person in this ministry is here because they love God and have a heart for worshiping our Savior. I have 21 people that play a part in this ministry, and each one of them plays a special part. I truly could not do it without each of them giving their time and effort. Our goal in our ministry is to worship our Lord. Psalm 150 says to praise him with stringed instruments and crashing symbols. The chapter ends by saying, “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.” This is what our worship ministry is about at ERBC.