Theology of Worship
At NorthRidge Fellowship, we believe that worship is more than music. Rather, worship is the way that we live our lives. Romans 12:1, John 4:23, Hebrews 13:15
However, we also believe that God has graciously given music to us as a gift to use in turn to glorify Him. Not only does the Lord command us in His Word to worship him through song, but the Bible (especially the Psalms!) is also full of joyful worship meant to be expressed through music. Colossians 3:16, Ephesians 5:19, Psalm 147:1, Psalm 100:1-2, Psalm 95:1-2, 1 Corinthians 14:15
Worship at NorthRidge
Singing is a way for us to express our love for the Lord and declare truths about who He is - but we never want to allow it to overshadow other aspects of our worship service. At NorthRidge Fellowship, the most important part of our worship service is the preaching of God's Word. We also include several Bible readings and prayer times alongside our singing.
We keep our music simple. The object of our praise is Almighty God, and we never want to do anything that might place the attention on us - whether that be our band or our own emotions stirred by a well-timed guitar solo rather than the goodness of the Lord.
Our song selection is a blend of contemporary songs and hymns. The primary question we ask is not, "Do people like this song?" Our primary question is, "Does this song declare true things about God and does it bring Him the glory that He deserves?"
The heart of NorthRidge Fellowship is to make much of Jesus Christ and little of ourselves in all aspects of our lives, including our Sunday services.