Dynamic Worship at Assembly
Since then we have such a hope, we act with great boldness. 2 Corinthians 3:12
Do you observe from the sidelines or are you an active part of the team? No doubt it is easier to stay in the background, to agree with good things and let disagreements slide by. We tell ourselves that everything will work out easily while settling into silence and complacency.
What is our posture about matters of faith? We love Jesus, but we often play it safe when sharing about his presence and work in our lives. Perhaps our fear of offending has caused us to lose our voice entirely. One theologian gets to the heart of it -- “Are you an admirer of Jesus or a disciple?”
"With great boldness." These words of Paul to the Corinthian church will inspire Fellowship Baptists gathering in Greensboro as CBF embarks in a new organizational structure led by executive coordinator, Suzii Paynter. Worship experiences on Thursday and Friday evening will focus on the source of our hope as God’s spirit moves us to be a bold presence for Christ in our churches and communities.
Throughout our sessions we will be led by gifted singer/songwriter Kyle Matthews from Greenville, South Carolina. Joining Kyle in the pre-worship music session Thursday evening is an outstanding group of CBF youth choirs that met earlier this year at the CBF North Carolina Youth Choir Festival. At 7:30, we will hear bold stories of CBF mission work, honor our retirees and commission new field personnel and church planters. The evening proclamation will be brought by Wendell Griffen, former Arkansas judge and current pastor of New Millennium Church in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Friday evening, we will be led by an orchestra in great hymns of our faith. Moving Liturgy, a professional sacred dance ensemble from Elon, North Carolina, will visually enhance our worship experience as we observe the Lord’s Supper. We will begin our ministry journey with Suzii Paynter as she brings the evening communion meditation.
We hope that you will join us in worship at General Assembly as we tell our stories and bear witness to great hope in Christ. Then, with Christ as our guide, we will go boldly to be his presence in the world.
Terri and Doug Vancil
2013 Worship Committee Chairs