EVERYDAY WORSHIP LEADERS.
What if worship wasn’t a feel-good, singing along when I feel like it, coffee-in-one-hand-but-sometimes-I-get-goosebumps Christian Karaoke session that a musician coaxed us into once a week, but a wild daily lifestyle?
We believe that EVERYDAY BELIEVERS taking responsibility to cultivate a worshipful heart throughout the week is what will fuel corporate, musical worship when we gather on Sundays + Wednesdays.
Picture this: everyday believers, empowered with the knowledge that every single step taken with our hearts pointed towards Him is an act of worship. That every time we glance at Him, it moves His heart and opens the door for encounter with His heart.
What would it look like if we, the hungry ones, shook off the slumber DAILY and led ourselves into worship of the ever-present God? What if the constant question on our lips was “What does wild extravagance toward God look like right now, in this moment?”
THE MARRIAGE OF INTIMACY + EXCELLENCE.
We break the lie that a vibrant relationship with God and excellence in our craft are mutually exclusive. We step into the marriage of the two, realizing that excellence, skill, and practice are tools to connect with God and give a fragrant offering to Him, while our intimacy with God inspires us in continual growth and deeper excellence in our craft.
WHAT IS THE TABERNACLE?
We desire to create a distraction-free space where people from all over the Twin Cities can come at any time to get away from the noise and spend long hours with God. The Tabernacle is our baby step towards a 24/7 prayer and worship expression that does just that! You can expect a soaking set with an acoustic team doing spontaneous worship, instrumental music, and singing Scripture at the Tab each Wednesday. See the Tabernacle page for more info!
WILL GROVE EVER RELEASE ORIGINAL MUSIC?
We desire to raise up a community that changes culture through releasing the most excellent works of art into every sphere of society. We believe the highest level of creativity is found in people who partner with the most creative Being who lives inside of them. We are constantly creating, continually innovating, pushing the limits and releasing what He has given us - that we would see our story multiplied.
We want to steward what we carry as a community by honoring the marriage of intimacy and excellence in anything we release. As our story grows, we will release music and other art that reflects our journey, values, and culture!
WHY DOES THE WORSHIP TEAM OFTEN SING WORDS THAT AREN’T ON THE SCREEN ON SUNDAYS?
We place a high value on spontaneous & prophetic worship at Grove. We believe that Holy Spirit is always moving, always speaking, always wanting to partner with us, so we incorporate God in all our planning AND intentionally leave room in our services to lean into the “right now” words & sounds He has for us.
We believe the main way God speaks to us is through Scripture - so we use the Word as our launch pad and landing pad in everything we do.
HOW ARE SONGS SELECTED AT GROVE?
We are singing theologians! We believe that when we sing, we build theology. It’s our words out loud that shape mindsets. When we add the powerful tool of music to the truth about God, we burn it into our memory for days and weeks to come. When we add a melody to His words, we are giving Holy Spirit more and more material to pull from while reminding us of the truth. We are intentional with every word we sing - because we know that we are renewing our minds to think about God rightly.
HOW CAN I JOIN THE WORSHIP TEAM?
We see everyone at Grove as a leader, and the people on the platform as leaders of leaders. Therefore, we are very intentional with who has the privilege of leading from the platform. If you’re interested in pursuing the marriage of intimacy & excellence with us by auditioning, reach out to Stephen Witt via email - firstname.lastname@example.org..
MEET OUR WORSHIP DIRECTOR
Stephen is a graduate of North Central University and has been leading worship for over a decade. He is driven by the idea that the body of Christ has the potential to be the most creative collective of people ever, because we house the most creative Being inside of us, and we have the best news to share! Stephen loves to lead hungry people in shaking off the slumber and pursuing the infinitely knowable God!