Convergence Worship

Worship is the key for everything we do at The Cathedral Church of the Resurrection. Nothing we do is of more importance, and all that we do flows from our worship of Almighty God. It might even be said that all of our life and ministry is an expression and extension of our worship.

Our particular style of worship is rich in biblical and historical tradition. Reflecting the heritage of the convergence movement, of which we are part, our worship incorporates elements of the three streams of classical Christianity: evangelical, charismatic and sacramental.

From the evangelical tradition, we inherit a deep respect for the primacy of the Word of God. We read it. We believe it. In addition, we seek to bring all men into a personal, living, saving relationship with the risen Lord Jesus Christ (2 Timothy 3:16, 1 Timothy 2:3-4).

From the charismatic tradition, we inherit a deep longing for the move and ministry of the Holy Spirit. In addition to being open to the manifestation of the gifts of the Spirit, such as healing, prophecy, words of knowledge, and the working of miracles (1 Corinthians 12:7-11), we embrace the various elements of worship often associated with Davidic worship found in the Psalms.

Thus we make use of a variety of musical instruments (Psalm 150), singing (Ephesians 5:19), dancing (Psalm 28:2), clapping (Psalm 47:1) and the lifting up of hands (Psalm 134:2).

From the sacramental tradition, we inherit a deep love for the liturgy of the church. Not only does the formal order of worship create an atmosphere of reverence and respect, it enhances the sacredness of worship by providing a rich context of symbolism, for example, vestments (Exodus 28: 1-3), incense (Revelation 5:8) and candles (John 8:12).

–And when he had taken it, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. Each one had a harp and they were holding golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints.
Revelations 5:8