Not to us, LORD, not to us but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness. (Psalm 115:1)
At the Fairfax church, we strive for our worship gatherings to be uplifting and encouraging – but even more than that, we seek to honor God as the center of our worship, and to invite others into His presence. Worship is not about us or how we feel, about whether or not we liked the songs that were chosen, or about whether or not the sermon really made an impression on us; it has everything to do with our response to God for His saving love and faithfulness. We don’t try to be flashy or become the “next big thing” — rather, we strive for genuineness as a broken people trying to become more like our perfect Savior, day by day.
Another important aspect to recognize about worship is that the word “worship” is a verb. It’s not a noun. It’s not a place, it’s not an event, it’s not a concert or a show. Worship begins with our public gatherings each Sunday, and then continues throughout the rest of the week, as we seek to live as disciples of Jesus Christ. It offers us opportunities to be transparent with each other and to show complete and total adoration and surrender to our heavenly Father.
Whether in the midst of joy or sorrow, our heavenly Father welcomes us into His presence just as we are. And it is because Christ welcomes us, that we welcome you. We all have a story; we all have baggage. And Jesus offers us the chance to hand all of that over to him and walk away free from the lies and hurt that this world has to offer, and sometimes even throws at us.
So we invite you to join us: to participate in the worship of our God and to be transformed into the image of His son, Jesus.