“Gospel Immersion” worship experience is Oct. 22
From the apostles to the present day, there is something about singing praises to God that connects creation with creator in a powerful way.
That’s the desire at the heart of “The Gospel Immersion” — a special night of song and scripture 7 p.m. to 8: 15 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, in the Triad Baptist Church Worship Center presented by contemporary worship leader Braden McKinley and the Triad Worship Band.
“The band had wanted to do it for some time, and it was something I had wanted to do when I started work here in April,” McKinley says. “In my previous ministry experience, I found these extended periods of music and singing very meaningful and moving.
“They allow you to approach worship differently than how we do on Sunday mornings in order to experience Christ anew. When we immerse ourselves in biblically-driven worship, we are immersing ourselves in the gospel of Jesus Christ.”
The event is open to anyone in the community, and childcare will be provided.
McKinley says the band has been extending its normal Thursday evening rehearsals to prepare for the night of worship through music, which will also include a short devotional message by Middle School Pastor Toby Pegram and scripture readings throughout by band members.
“Through each song, we’ll tell the story of salvation, the attributes of God’s character, and highlight the saving acts God has done for us through the gospel at the basis of each song,” says McKinley, who adds that he hopes the experience will draw attendees closer to God or, if they do not know Him, help reveal who God is to them for the first time.
From past experience, McKinley expects those who attend to have an encounter with Jesus as promised in Matthew 18:20, “For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst.”
“When we lift our voices together in praise, we not only worship Jesus because of what God has done through Him but respond to his presence as He is right there among us as we sing His praises,” McKinley says. “My prayer for the night is that we take that to heart and experience God in a renewed way.”