West Hills desires to help disciples of Jesus worship God together and live completely for Him in every area of life because of His ultimate worth and beauty. In practice, we value worshiping corporately in the preaching of the word, in song, baptism, communion, and prayer. By practicing these things, we are able to inform the mind with the Word of God, engage the heart with the gospel of God, and commit the body of Christ (ourselves) to holiness.
We believe that there is essential value in coming together as God’s people to worship alongside one another in song. Music is one of our primary expressions to express our love for God and to receive His word. (Colossians 3:16)
Our music is:
The message of the gospel is clear. Is there enough gospel-truth in the lyrics for people to be saved? We sing about the gospel every time we gather.
Lyrics point to who God is and what He’s done. We ask ourselves when evaluating songs, “If these lyrics are sung, will they help people understand a little more about God’s nature, glory, and works – even if no sermon is taught?”
We are not beholden to any one style of music. Whether it is a 200 year old hymn or a song written today, we tend to sing in styles that will help us emotionally connect with the truth. Our emotion is always informed by truth.