Music & Worship Arts
As in every arena of ministry, we exist to glorify the Name of the Lord. Jim Cymbala, Senior Pastor of Brooklyn Tabernacle said once about their world famous choir:
“We are not here to entertain you. There’s nothing in the Bible about people standing in front of others and entertaining them. Anytime you use the Name of the Lord, you either minister or you don’t do it at all. So we’re trying to encourage you, singing hymns and spiritual songs, or we’re trying to draw you into praising God with us, because He’s the center of attention today.”
We believe the ministry of music & the arts within a church must be based on lifting up Jesus. He must be the center of our attention. That is our number one goal and priority. 2 Chronicles 5 tells the story of the dedication of the temple and it says that all the Levites who were musicians played their cymbals, harps and lyres, joined by 120 priests sounding their trumpets
It says that the trumpeters and singers joined in unison, as with one voice, to give praise and thanks to the Lord. Accompanied by trumpets, cymbals and other instruments, they raised their voices in praise to the Lord and sang, “He is good; his love endures forever.” And the Bible says, “Then the temple of the Lord was filled with a cloud… for the glory of the Lord had filled the temple.”
Whether it’s the Sanctuary Choir, a drama production, sound, media and lighting techs, the Worship Team or backstage crew, together we are “One Voice” declaring the praises of our God.
- We desire to build strong relationships with not only those involved in the arena of music, worship and the arts, but also with the entire congregation.
- We are committed to empowering people to utilize their gifts and talents for His glory.
- We are committed to bathing every part of this ministry in prayer.
- Our goal is excellence. “Excellence honors God and inspires people”.
So, let us in unison, “as with one voice” be a body of worshipers that magnify, exalt and glorify the Name of Jesus!
David & Michelle Harris
Music & Worship Arts Pastors
Music & Worship Arts Ministries
Praise Sanctuary Choir is our main adult worship choir. They sing Sunday mornings during the 10:30 AM services as well as during special events and seasonal productions. Membership is open to anyone 16 years and older with an ability to sing and a heart to worship. Rehearsals are Wednesday Nights at 6:15 in the Choir Room.
These singers are vocalists who display a commitment and have proven their leadership abilities both musically as well as in character. They sing for our weekend services on a rotation basis. Rehearsals are on Wednesdays at 7:45 PM and prayer, devotions & run-through is at Sundays at 9:15 AM. Members are appointed by the Music & Worship Arts Pastor.
These musicians are our main sanctuary band. They play for all main weekend services on a rotation basis. These musicians have proven their skill level as well as their faithfulness and humility. Rehearsals are on Wednesdays at 7:45 PM and prayer, devotions & run-through is at Sundays at 9:15 AM.
Members are appointed by the Music & Worship Arts Pastor.
Our productions involve those who are gifted in music, drama and behind-the-scenes roles such as set design and construction, costuming and makeup, etc. Look for these opportunities throughout the year to be part of these exciting seasonal events.
Sound, Lighting, Worship Lyrics Operation and Video
The purpose of media ministries is to create the best possible environment for people to engage in worshiping God. We are always looking for skilled technicians to work with sound, lighting, videos and song lyric presentation who have a heart to serve.
Music is more than a song…
It is a way in which we communicate with God.
A church is more than a place we visit on Sunday…
It is the dwelling place of Jehovah God.
We are more than singers and musicians…
We are worship leaders who minister in response to a calling.
We Would Love for You to Join Us
If God has given you the gift to sing, play an instrument or act, there is a place of service for you in the Music & Worship Arts Ministries.
There is also a need for capable individuals in important, behind-the-scenes roles such as: sound, lighting, worship lyric operation, video, set design and construction, costuming and makeup, etc. All these teams work together to see thousands brought to Jesus Christ every year.
If you would like to become part of the Music & Worship Arts Ministries Team, here’s what you need to do:
- Make Praise Assembly your home church.
- Contact our church office or Pastor Dave for more information about involvement.
For more information about any of the areas mentioned, contact the Music & Worship Arts Department by calling 417-833-3000 or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org