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Music Ministry News for February 2020

Music Ministry Opportunities:

Wednesday Evenings:

Youth & Kids Praise Team  6:00 p.m.

M&Ms Children’s Choir  6:00 p.m.

Sanctuary Choir   6:30 p.m.

Praise Band Practice  7:30 p.m.

Pulled from a Discover Worship resource, a dear friend of mine shared this article with me. With great joy, I am passing it on to the inquisitive readers of our church newsletter.

The Critical Importance of Church Choirs

October 10th, 2017 by Vince Wilcox

Choirs are biblical.

It’s easy to miss, but the Book of Psalms is filled with detailed notes to the music director explaining the style, the melody, and the occasion of a particular song. Old Testament worship was led by great numbers of trained singers and musicians. And the Psalms were the hymnal of the New Testament church.

Choirs encourage excellence in worship.

A choir rarely performs “off the cuff.” Rather, the director spends time and resources finding the perfect arrangement of the perfect song. Then, the director spends time rehearsing singers and musicians to perform the song with beauty and precision.

              Choirs celebrate the human voice.

There is something extraordinary about hearing a group of practiced singers use their God-given instruments to worship their Creator.

                Choirs can inspire and lead worship.

A choir (or worship band) can lead your congregation to worship in Spirit and in truth.

          Choirs can be redemptive communities.

A choir is a place where you belong, where you are missed when you’re not there, and where you can contribute your modest talent so that the whole can be greater than the sum of its parts.

                 Choirs make us work together.

Choirs can help cure the disease of self-centeredness. To succeed, we must yield ourselves to one another. We must listen to each other.

Choirs can encourage musical diversity.

Most “choir folks” are musically diverse and appreciate lots of different styles of music.

  

Always at His feet,

Jennifer

 

Romans 13:8 King James Version (KJV)

 

Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.

 

 

 

 

Jennifer Farr, Church Secretary and Music Director
Serving as Music Director at Andrews First Baptist Church has been an honor and privilege. God called me into the ministry while in college and used the training I received to further expand an ability to teach, train and direct choirs through various genres of Christian music. Read More
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