The vision of the Creative Arts Ministry is to disciple individuals within the International City Church community, enabling them to express their worship to the Lord and carry His presence. Their aim is to impact both the church and the surrounding community, leading people to salvation, healing, freedom, discipleship, and service through meaningful relationships.
The ministry believes that praise is a declaration to spiritual forces of what God has done, is doing, and will do. Worship, on the other hand, is viewed as a lifestyle response to a holy and all-powerful God. It involves not only declaring but also living out who God is.
When the Creative Arts Ministry leads the congregation in united worship, following the example of II Chronicles 5:13-14, they anticipate the tangible presence of God filling the sanctuary and bringing about transformation in lives. They expect God to move powerfully, resulting in healing, deliverance, and salvation.
As a Creative Arts Ministry, they strongly believe in the power and presence of the Holy Spirit. They embrace the responsibility placed upon them by the Lord, not only through the music they create but also through their actions, attitudes, and appearance.
Our first priority in worship is to minister to God through a lifestyle of obedience to His word and through the music we sing and play while facilitating the Church’s ministry to God (Ps 101:6).
With God’s Spirit and power, come to each service ready to pour out of our spirit the life and glory of God. (2 Cor 4:6-7).
As ministers of reconciliation, we will prophetically declare what God has done, is doing and will do in the hearts of all who come into His presence (2 Cor 5:18-19).
We will prepare the ground of our congregation’s hearts for the seed of God’s Word. Our praise is the plow that breaks the hard, calloused ground of religion, sin, and rebellion (Hosea 10:11).
We are to encourage and lead people into the life-changing presence of God through our example of worship and praise (Ps 22:3).
Most importantly, it is our responsibility to live a life of worship that is pleasing before God (Rom 12:1)