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Celebrating means acknowledging what good things God is doing in our lives, and praising him for it!

We believe that it’s a crucial part of the Christian faith to be constantly on the lookout for God’s goodness, and to consistently remind ourselves of the goodness he’s shown already. Even when we are having a hard time seeing his goodness, we can still celebrate the gift of new life offered through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

 

Celebrating God’s goodness is meant to be done on both an individual and corporate level.

We need to make worship a priority in our personal lives, and we need to make it a priority to come together as the body of Christ to worship Jesus and encourage one another.

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We often think of worship as just singing, but it’s so much more than that!

Biblically the model of worship that we see, such as in 1 Chronicles 16:29, often involves bringing a sacrifice to God and bowing in submission to him. So worship is about making a sacrifice of some sort to show God that we’re submitting to him. Ultimately we believe that worship is a submissive posture of the heart. That means that anything can be an act of worship!

 

Worship isn’t what we do, but why we do it – and who we do it for.

So we can worship anywhere, at any time. Not just on Sundays! We worship by giving of our finances, giving of our time, and giving of our hearts by seeking God even when we don’t feel like it. We can worship by trying to love our co-workers and our neighbors, even when they are driving us crazy.

 

Any time we do something with a submissive heart postured towards God, that’s worship! And when we worship God seven days a week, it makes our time of corporate worship even more rich and meaningful. When we come into the house of God with his praises already on our lips it allows us to more readily join in and connect with congregational music and worship freely.

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We don’t want to sing at you or for you–we want to sing WITH you!

We try to remove any and all obstacles for participation as we sing together on Sundays, and we know that one of the biggest obstacles is simply being familiar with the songs! We’ve addressed that issue by posting weekly set lists on Spotify so that you can listen to the songs beforehand. We’ve got a playlist that we update each week for our Noblesville campus and our Carmel campus, and then we’ve also got one big playlist featuring all of the songs that we’ve done at Genesis.

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In order to celebrate God’s work in our lives, we have to tell the stories of what he’s doing in us! We love when we get to share the testimony of someone who has seen God do great things, because it encourages us and reminds us that God cares about the details of ordinary people. 

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PRAYER AND PRAISE

We’d love to know what’s going on in your life, so share an encouraging story with us or let us know how we can be praying for you!  We also have a Helping Hands team that can help provide meals to you and your family if you are experiencing a time of grief, illness or new baby.  You can use this form as well to let us know of your need.