Vineyard meetings usually start with 30 minutes of worship, where we focus on God with songs led by a band. The purpose of these songs is to meditate on and celebrate what Jesus has done for us, to thank Him, to confess our sins, weaknesses and needs, and to enjoy His presence with us through the Holy Spirit.
Christian worship music and songs have their roots in the Psalms of the Old Testament, where God is praised and prayed to, and people poured out to Him their joy and pain in song. Othodox Christians sing songs without instruments, while other churches use organs.
Contemporary worship music has it’s roots in the hippie revival of the early 1970s. Hippies who found Jesus did not abandon their folk and rock music, but used it to praise God. They used instruments such as guitars, drums and keyboard. Vineyard Music USA was born in the 1980s and released a lot of worship music, which was used in the various churches. Later, Vineyard Recods UK also released lots of new worship music.
Vineyard worship songs are prayer, which is directed to God. Paul exhorts the church to sing: “psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts” (Colossians 3:16).