OCCC’s worship service includes a mix of contemporary and upbeat praise songs intermingled beloved old hymns where everyone is encouraged to join in—singing, clapping and simply praising the Lord.
The Praise & Worship Team views their roles as a calling from God. They are ministers of the gospel through music and song. Membership on the Praise & Worship Team (in any way) is a position of Christian leadership. The primary function, then, is to lead the congregation in true worship under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. John 4:24 says “God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth”. The Praise & Worship Team at Orange Coast emphasize that their purpose and calling is that of leading our church body into the very presence of the Living God. There is no calling issued for “performances” and “showmanship” – – only true praise and worship. Therefore, members must strive continually through prayer and example to have a pure heart before God and others.
The team’s vision is to maintain a musical program of excellence. They desire to have a praise/worship team, including singers and musicians, choirs for special performances, dramas, live recordings of praise/worship, and special programs with our younger children.