Life at Grace
The Worship and Media Ministry
Blessed be the Lord, because He has heard the voice of my supplication. The Lord is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, and with my song I shall thank Him. Psalm 28:6,7
Our Purpose & Focus
The Worship and Media Ministries at Grace Church of Napa Valley primarily exists to promote the understanding and practice of “man’s chief end”; that is, to Worship God. We sing songs about Him, we sing songs to Him and we open our hearts to His Word (Psalm 105:1-2). It is with thankfulness in our hearts (Colossians 3:16) that we are to respond to His calling, to the reality of Christ in our lives and to sing. The focus of the Worship and Media Ministries is on the Lord Jesus Christ, our Rock and Redeemer.
These comprehensive ministries listed below include the Sunday morning worship teams, the supporting technical staff, the seasonal choirs, drama, dance, media production (Grace Productions) and local cable TV programming (Grace TV).
The Worship Team's goal is to assist the congregation in expressing adoration to our Lord. We endeavor to do this with worshipfull and appropriate sounds, songs/hymns with strong Biblical content and a commitmment to serve with excellence.
If you have a desire to use your gifts/talents for Him and be involved in the worship team you must love the Lord, love worshipping Him and be a member of Grace Church. Know that this will be a place where you will find encouragement in not only using your musical gift but in your faithfulness to walk consistently with the Lord.
Your participation in this fascinating and important area of ministry to our church body is welcomed. As part of the Technical Staff, you might take care of one of the many areas that make our services run smoothly like the sound, lighting, projection or the audio/video recording.
Sound technicians are responsible for the audio amplification of all microphones, instruments and other sound sources used during corporate gatherings at Grace. They mix the sound so that those in attendance are able to hear and participate without distraction. Lighting technicians are responsible for the appropriate lighting during our services so that the congregation can participate and enjoy an environment that encourages worship. Our projectionists use computer projection to display the words for our music, to display the notes for our pastor's message and to show other video that enhances our worship services.
Grace TV presents our pastor’s message on local cable public access and informs our community of additional events at Grace. This program airs every Saturday evening at 8 PM on cable channel 28. The Technical Staff produces this program weekly.
The Grace Church Choir is a seasonal choir that gathers twice each year for the specific purpose of singing for our Christmas or Easter Celebrations. Our choir's ultimate purpose is to help draw God's people into an attitude of worship of the only true living God. The songs that are sung are designed to complement the programs or musicals in which they are involved and vary from those with deep theological meaning to more lighthearted music.
Every member of Grace Church who loves to sing is encouraged to be a part of our choir. If you're interested and believe the Lord is calling you to be involved, please contact the office.
Video production personnel shoot and edit video that is used in our regular worship services as well as our special events. Those involved have developed their skills working in areas of lighting, sound, videography, directing and producing.