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The Gathering

Edinburgh Scotland

The worship experience at the 2018 Territorial Congress was truly amazing. The theme of the congress was ‘the gathering’ which emphasized the paramountcy of the gathered body of Christ to share fellowship and worship. The services were enhanced by incorporating a variety of worship expressions including dance, tambourines, band, choirs, and various singing groups. The worship band, comprised of guitarists (Ben, Michael, Sam), drummer (Glen), keyboard (Nik), brass and vocalists (Naar, Nik, Michael), also added to the exuberant worship experience. The songs led by the worship band  centered on evoking the power of God and the presence of the Holy Spirit. As the vocalists belted songs such as Bless the Lord, O My Soul, Holy Spirit Rain Down, Let Your Glory Fall with great passion, emotion and enthusiasm, the congregation joined in and sung harmoniously. One could literally sense the tangible presence of God in the auditorium. The songs How Great Thou Art, Worthy is the Lamb and This is Amazing Grace were among other songs sung during the Congress. It was refreshing to see the congregation participating alongside those leading in unified worship. The sight of people going to the mercy seat in great numbers after the altar call was a wonderful extension of this worship. Indeed when our worship goes up, God’s glory comes down. 

 

Article by Dr. Naar M’fundisi-Holloway.

 

Dr. M’fundisi-Holloway works for The Salvation Army in the UKI Territory as an Action Researcher within the Research and Development Unit.

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