Unity in the Body

The first value of the Worship Arts Conservatory is “Worship is the Priority“.  The second value of the Worship Arts Conservatory is Unity.  Our website states …

It is more important to worship together for the world to see than to argue about our differences.  Therefore we will be welcoming to all Christian denominations that believe the scriptures are inerrant in the original manuscripts and affirm a traditional Christian theology as represented by the Nicene and Apostles Creed.

Psalm 133:1 says, “Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity!”  The problem is that there are two major obstacles to dwelling in unity:

  1. Determining Who is a Brother.  To worship together we must believe in the same God.  Although only God knows for sure who is a true believer, there are some basic beliefs that have been accepted by the church as a whole and are widely recognized as standards for evangelical Christian faith.  The Nicene and Apostles Creeds are two of those standards.  Also, since this is a teaching institution, it is important that we have a solid basis for our teaching and so we stand upon the long held belief that the scriptures are inerrant in their original manuscripts and as such are the foundation for our faith.
  2. Setting Aside Our Differences.  Once we know who is a believer we need to be willing to accept our differences enough to worship together and learn from one another.  There are many differences of opinion on what has been called second tier and third tier issues of doctrine.  Issues that, although we may consider them important, are not central to basic or “mere” Christianity.  It is essential that we see other believers as true brothers and come together to show the world that we all worship the same glorious God.

It is our desire that the Worship Arts Conservatory be a place where such worship and training in worship can take place.

Question:  What types of issues do you find hard to leave behind when seeking unity with other believers? Please leave a comment.

by Jerry Wyrick, President of Worship Arts Conservatory


Posted in General Worship, WAC.