Maura has began a Praise Team ministry soon after being on staff here at Highland. Two fundamental scriptures that remain visionary statements of this ministry are
PSALM 34:1-3 I WILL BLESS THE LORD AT ALL TIMES: HIS PRAISE SHALL CONTINUALLY BE IN MY MOUTH. MY SOUL SHALL MAKE HER BOAST IN THE LORD : THE HUMBLE SHALL HEAR THEREOF AND BE GLAD. O MAGNIFY THE LORD WITH ME AND LET US EXALT HIS NAME TOGETHER.
PSALM 66:1,2 SHOUT WITH JOY TO GOD ALL THE EARTH! SING THE GLORY OF HIS NAME; MAKE HIS PRAISE GLORIOUS!
The vision statement for this ministry is one of profound meaning yet simply stated. Meeting with God and coming before His presence with singing- with praise and with adoring worship- is profound. “Who am I that you are mindful of me….yet I am a friend of God…the Almighty God! That alone is a glorious truth that we – God’s own creation- we’re created for and to Worship our Sovereign ABBA Father! Praise His name!
With that being said, our statement of Vision for this PRAISE TEAM MINISTRY is this:
TO HAVE AN ANOINTED,VIBRANT,CONTINUALLY EXPANDING PRAISE TEAM COMPRISED OF VOCALISTS AND INSTRUMENTALISTS WHO STRIVE FOR EXCELLENCE, LIVE LIVES THAT EXPRESS OUR FAITH IN CALLING, COMPETENCE , AND CHARACTER AS WE WORSHIP THE LORD IN HUMILITY, INTIMACY AND PASSION.
All believers are called to be worshipers of The Lord and we are called to serve in the Body of Christ. My prayer is this: Ephesians 1:18-19
THAT THE EYES OF YOUR HEART MAY BE ENLIGHTENED SO THAT YOU MAY KNOW WHAT IS THE HOPE OF HIS CALLING , WHAT ARE THE RICHES OF THE GLORY OF HIS INHERITANCE IN THE SAINTS, AND WHAT IS THE SURPASSING GREATNESS OF HIS POWER TOWARD US WHO BELIEVE. Selah.