“Sing for the honor of His name: make His praise glorious!”
~ Psalms 66:2 ~
The purpose of the Northridge Worship Ministry is to serve. We serve God by ministering to Him with passionate worship. We serve the Church, His precious bride, by helping to facilitate their corporate expression of worship with songs of hope, healing, refreshing, and extravagant adoration. We serve the lost and the seeking by lifting up the name of Jesus so that all would be drawn to Him.
My name is Tom Curley and I have had the privilege of being the Worship Leader at Northridge Church since 1994. I first began using my musical gifts to serve God in churches in 1976, and it has become my life’s passion to pursue the presence of God through worship.
The music of Northridge is exciting, contemporary, and full of life! God has blessed our church family with many gifted musicians and vocalists. However, the most important member of our worship team is the congregation whose exuberance and love for God creates an atmosphere of praise where God’s presence abides and the gifts of the Holy Spirit are manifested.
The worship at Northridge is as diverse as the people that gather here to honor God. The members of our church family have come from many different cultural backgrounds, denominational affiliations, and worship styles. Some people stand quietly during our times of worship while others clap their hands and shout for joy. Some people dance; some kneel; some weep; but all are keenly aware that the God we worship primarily sees our hearts when we are before Him.
At Northridge, we believe that all the arts can be used to glorify God. Technology can also add to our worship expression and our Technical Team uses the latest in audio, video, and lighting to enhance our environment of adoration.
At Northridge, worship is a major part of everything we do. Therefore, in addition to the Sunday morning worship teams, we have trained worship bands to lead worship in other ministries within our church. Our youth praise band leads their generation in worship at the Wednesday night youth meetings. Our college band and singles worship band also lead for their respective ministry meetings. Worship leaders also lead in the many mid-week cell groups that our adults meet at.