JAMES AREKION MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL

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The Worship Ministry of CFCI - Mauritius

Key verse of this Year

‘‘It came even to pass, as the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the LORD; and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and praised the LORD, saying, For he is good; for his mercy endureth forever: that then the house was filled with a cloud, even the house of the LORD; So that the priests could not stand to minister by reason of the cloud: for the glory of the LORD had filled the house of God.’’   2 Chronicles 5:13-14 

Our mission statement

Our primary purpose is to give God the glory, the honour and the praise that He deserves. As one body, we need to be unified in spirit and with a heart of purity, purposes to glorify God and to humbly serve Him in a spirit of excellence as ministers of music, love, and laughter. Our desire is to lead others into His uncompromised divine presence through thanksgiving, praise and worship

To reach and influence our nation and the world with our passion for Praise and Worship.

The Worship Ministry Vision Statement

We are a people learning to lead others into worship of God by living a life of faith and sanctification running to the perfection God has called us to live in. We want to become pure vessels that God can use to bless His people, to deliver and heal. We want to come to a stage of perfection in music, competence and character as we worship the Lord in humility, intimacy and passion.

Live a life of faith and calling

We recognize the importance and divine nature of calling in each of our lives. All believers are called to be worshipers of the Lord and we are called to serve in the Body of Christ. We embrace His hope and direction, and seek the Lord about our own personal calling.

‘‘I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened so that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe.’’

Ephesians 1:18-19

Competence

We serve the body with our gifts and talents and we run to improve ourselves as singers and musicians in order to bless the Lord with our very best; not for our glory, but for His Glory.

“And the men did the work faithfully with foremen over them to supervise… all who were skilful with musical instruments”

2 Chronicles 34:12.

“And their number who were trained in singing to the Lord…all who were skillful.”

1 Chronicles 25:7

“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”

Col. 3:17.

Character

Integrity of character with the principles and values of the Christian life are critical to serve in the Ministry of worship.

‘‘Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Lord; and He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him and He will do it. And He will bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your judgment as the noonday.’’

Psalm 37:3-6

Worship the Lord in humility

This is a very public ministry that is under submission to the Lord and to the authority He has placed over us. We are united by our service to the Lord and we are intent on living out the following verse:

‘‘Make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose. Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind let each of you regard one another as more important than himself; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others. Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, taking the form of a bond-servant and being made in the likeness of men.’’

Philippians 2:2-7

Intimacy

The ultimate goal of worship is intimacy with God. We seek His presence. It is one of the greatest mysteries of the Father’s boundless grace that God, the Creator of all, makes Himself accessible through His Son, Jesus so that we can have relationship with Him.  

‘‘Let the beloved of the LORD rest secure in him, for he shields him all day long, and the one the LORD loves rests between his shoulders.’’

Deuteronomy 33:12


‘‘He has brought me to his banqueting table and his banner over me is love. Sustain me with raisin cakes; refresh me with apples because I am lovesick. Let his left hand be under my head and his right hand embrace me.’’

Song of Solomon 2:4-6

Passion

Without it we are only doing some kind of intellectual exercise. God made us with a mind, emotions and a will. He desires us to come to Him with our whole selves offered as living sacrifices as our act of worship to Him. It is passion that drives us, that keeps us running the race with endurance.

‘‘My heart is steadfast, O God. I will sing, I will sing praises, even with my soul. Awake, harp and lyre; I will awaken the dawn! I will give thanks to You, O Lord, among the peoples; and I will sing praises to You among the nations.’’

Psalm 108:1-3