The people of God sing. After escaping from the Egyptians and crossing the Red Sea, the people of Israel sang a song to the Lord. Singing was part of Israel's formal worship in both tabernacle and temple. The Psalms bear rich testimony that in joy and sorrow, in praise and lament, the faithful raise their voices in song to God. Hymn singing was practiced by Jesus and his disciples. The Apostle Paul instructed the Colossians…
“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” (Colossians 3:16-17)
And music continues to play a vital role in the life of God s people today. The church has greater access and has shown greater openness to a wider variety of music--from classical hymns to Christian rock. Such diversity is to be welcomed and celebrated as it reflects the diversity and richness of God’s creation. But with these options comes a responsibility to show discernment in worship. These truths are fundamental…
Music is a gift of God and part of the created order.
Of all the musical instruments that may be used in the praise of God, the human voice has priority.
Singing is a ministry that belongs to all the people of God. The congregation is always the primary choir.
The church's ministry of music is for the glory of God and the edification of God's people.
Music is a vital part of the worship ministry at Calvary Baptist Church. We believe music is a gift from God that is used to glorify God, uplift the worshipper, and give expression to our faith. We never consider the music included in worship to be a "performance," but rather a gift given to honor God out of gratitude for His gifts to us. Music calls us to worship, leads us in praise and prayer, and sends us out into the world challenged and strengthened for service.
To find out more about how you can be involved in this ministry contact David Bentley, Director of Worship at: Music@calvaryfayetteville.com