Video Transcript:

I think that question is getting harder and harder to answer because the definition of contemporary is so wide spread and so let me answer it this way, we don’t strive to be a contemporary church, we don’t strive to be a traditional church, really in our worship service we do have a praise team and a band and a choir and so some would say then you are a contemporary church, I don’t know that that necessarily makes us a contemporary church, but I would say that when we are thinking about songs that we sing, because I think that that really is the question that most people are asking, am I gonna get hymns, and am I gonna get contemporary worship and praise and worship and all that, we don’t select songs based on whether they are a certain genre or not. And so you will get songs that we sing that would be considered traditional and you will get songs that people would consider contemporary. So really the way that we order our worship and even select songs has nothing to do with the genre of the song, but it has to do with is it pointing us as individuals and as a corporate body to Christ, to God, to think about him, to worship him, so it isn’t whether it’s a hymn or whether it’s a praise and worship song, its does that song direct us to worship God? If it does, then it’s considered, if it doesn’t then it may be a great song that we would play on the radio or even play in our home, but it may not be best for corporate worship. And really the same thing carries over into our dress, we have men and women who come in suits and we have men and women who come in jeans and we have men and women in the summer who come in shorts. As long as the dress is not distracting from worship we don’t have a dress code, we don’t have an expectation. We just really want people to come and be focused on Christ and focus for an hour on worshipping the God that they love.