Worship at Ivanrest
Worship at Ivanrest is all about meeting God – both individually and corporately – to celebrate our relationship with him, express our gratitude to him and surrender to his direction in all aspects of life. Through various mediums (preaching, music, drama, video, prayer and more), our corporate worship challenges the assembled believers to be more like Christ in their everyday lives and continue their worship throughout the week. God wants all of us all the time…not just on Sunday morning.
Journey: Following Jesus Through the Gospel of Matthew – February 18 – April 1
Matthew’s gospel is written for the Jewish audience so the location of Jesus ministry has meaning for them that we don’t understand unless we intentionally spend some time learning about it. This Lent, we will follow Jesus’ life and ministry through the gospel of Matthew according to where Jesus is geographically. Through this approach, we will get a better understanding of the experiences and teachings in Jesus’ life by understanding the cultural context (location, crowd, etc) within which it occurred.
For additional insights into the geographical and cultural situations of the land of Israel, listen to this audio from istudy on February 18. You might find the background information provided will help bring the story Matthew writes to life in a new way.
Heard a song you like on Sunday? Want to preview next week’s songs? To the left you can find the songs we will be worshiping with at our next service on Sunday morning. You will need to sign up for a Spotify account to do so, but don’t worry. It is free! Just click on a song title to the left. We’ll be updating it every Tuesday morning.
If you have a song that has ministered to you in some way, we’d love to hear from you. Fill out this form and let us know why that song has ministered to you. We will keep track of songs requested and try to incorporate them into our worship services. When your song gets selected for a service, we’ll contact you to let you know on what date it will be shared in church.
We are always glad to have new people serve with us in the worship team, band/orchestra, choir, drama team. Many people volunteer their time and energies creating and supporting meaningful worship at Ivanrest. Whether you want to be behind the scenes or leading worship, serve every week or four times a year, we’d like to add you to our team. Click below to learn more.
- Vocal: “Sing to him, sing praise to him…” Lifting your voice in worship is one of the oldest forms of praise. You can become part of a Praise Team, or join the Praise Choir. If you are interested in leading worship through song we have a place for you.
- Instrumental: Many different instruments are utilized to enhance worship at Ivanrest. From keyboard to guitar, drums to piano, trombones to flutes, violins to saxophones and everything in between, there is a place for you to be involved.
- Technical Arts: Worship opportunities are not limited to those serving in the front of the sanctuary. You can become part of the Sound Team or the Media Team providing operating support for worship services and other event opportunities.
- Drama: Drama effectively expressed brings defenses down, connects people to a relevant message, and provides humor that allows truth to be heard and received. Have dramatic gifts? We’d like to utilize them at Ivanrest!