The worship of New City South aims to be cross-cultural, joyful, and Christ centered; restoring our worldview as believers, reconciling different cultures to each other, and reminding us of our identity in Christ.
In practice, our worship seeks to be three things:
South City is one of Saint Louis’s most ethnically diverse neighborhoods. We as a church have ministries that focus on crossing over the cultural divide between the white, african, burmese and african american populations. Our worship reflects this commitment. (Isaiah 2:2-3, Revelation 21)
We use worship music from a variety of traditions, including but not limited to:
-Traditional African American gospel
-Contemporary Christian music
Our worship often moves people to clap, dance, sing loudly, and visibly express the thankfulness and joy wrapped up in corporately affirming and confessing our faith in God. (2 Samuel 6:14-15, Isaiah 55:12)
3) Christ Centered
Our worship is an opportunity to not just sing to God, but to grow our hearts toward him. Jesus Christ is the incarnation of the Word; the Word made flesh. In worship, we take the words of scripture and literally give them flesh, singing our theology aloud together. (John 1:14, John 15:26-27)
We are purposefully located in South City, and are seeking to “produce a community of servant leaders who give of themselves for God, each other, and the neighborhood community.” Our worship should remind us of our church’s mission, encourage us in that work, and help identify and prepare the church’s future leaders.
For additional information about the worship team, please contact Worship Director Jules Gikundiro (firstname.lastname@example.org).