Worship is integral to a Christian’s spiritual life and growth. It is a time when we come before God, let down all our barriers, and offer up our whole being – every hurt, every joy, every sin, every victory. Bible school is a setting in which worship takes place and where worship is emphasized.
Worship, though, is so much more than just singing praises. The word itself means to express honor and worth. Romans 12:1 says that we are to live lives that are “holy and acceptable to God,” this being our “spiritual act of worship.” Worship extends past the service and penetrates into every aspect of everyday life. To worship God means to live our lives in a way that glorifies God.
At CLBI, we experience worship everyday. Daily we have Harambee, a Swahili word indicating a time set apart for “pulling together.” Harambee is so much more than just chapel. It is a time of sharing, growing and serving others. While we do pray and sing (both in traditional and contiporary contexts), Harambee is to reflect what worship is really about – living your life in communion with God and others.
Worship at CLBI
God has created each of us with the capacity to worship and His desire is that each life is lived as an expression of worship to the Triune God. For this reason, worship is big part of who we are.
Opportunities abound at CLBI to be involved in worship experiences.
Every day we gather as a student body to worship with one another, through a variety of styles. We use drama, worship bands, guest speakers, liturgy, reflective prayer walks, group games, panel discussions and more. We also meet one evening per week for a student led worship gathering that incorporates a variety of tIn the course descriptions, Leading Worship is described which is offered to teach those students interested in growing as lead worshippers. Whether students want to use new ch* To gain a large view of worship that includes all of our daily living. To explore leading worship as a means of helping worship. To gain new tools for “The Worship Leader’s Toolbox” with practical skills in a worship team setting relevant to the local church context. To gain a heart that cares for people and leads them with humility to the Father.