Praise Team

 

Unity Choir


Y
outh Choir


M
ale Chorus

REASON

SCRIPTURE

REASON

SCRIPTURE

Because He is God          

Psalm 95:7

For His salvation

Psalm 27:1

Because He commands it

Psalm 148: 1-3

For His Mighty deeds

Psalm 145: 4, 6

Because He is worthy

Psalm 18:3

For His Holiness

Psalm 99: 3, 5

For His faithfulness

Psalm 100:5

For His creation  

Revelation 4:11

For His love  

II Chronicles 20:21

For His power

Revelation 11:17

For His greatness

Psalm 95:3

For His Miracles

Matthew 9:8

 

 

Music Ministry

`The word “worship” is a contraction of an old expression in the English language, “woerth-scipe,” denoting the ascription of reverence to an object of superlative worth.  Most of what is known about the use of music in Hebrew worship is learned from the Old Testament.  Here numerous references are found to prove the importance of both vocal and instrumental music in Hebrew worship.  The first mention of music in the bible is found in Genesis 4:21, where Jubal is spoken of as ”the father of all such as handle the harp and pipe”.  In the scriptures there are about thirteen different instruments mentioned, which can be classified as stringed instruments, wind instruments or instruments of percussion.  

 

There are a number of singers and songs mentioned in the Old Testament. For example:  Miriam’s Song Exodus 15: 20-21, Moses Song, Exodus 15:2, The Song of Deborah and Barak, Judges 5:3,  Hannah’s Song of Thankfulness,  I Samuel 2: 1-10, David’s Song of Thanksgiving and Deliverance from Saul, II Samuel 22. Altogether, the words “music”, “musicians”, “musical instruments”, “song”, “singers” and “singing” appear 575 times in the complete Bible. References to music are found in 44 of the 66 books in the Bible. One entire book, the Psalms, containing 150 chapters, is believed to have been in its original form a book of songs. With the capture of Jerusalem under David and the permanent establishment of the Tabernacle at the city, the worship service increased greatly in splendor and musical display.

 

Parts of an entire priestly tribe, the Levites, were commissioned with the task of providing musical instruction and leadership for these services. Under King David’s leadership the first large choir and orchestra were organized for use in the Tabernacle worship.

 

 

 

WHY SHOULD WE WORSHIP GOD?

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It should be pointed out that from the time of Hebrew worship and throughout church history, choirs have been one of the important factors in group worship and in the proclamation of the gospel message.  A Scripture reason to worship declares:

WORSHIPING GOD THROUGH MUSIC

I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.   

PSALM 34:1

Rev. Leroy Ford, Coordinator
 

 

“There’s a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstances permit. When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results”

 

MISSION

The focus of this ministry is God Himself – to build a worship team who has one, and only one desire to worship God and to bring glory to Him and not ourselves. In doing so we assist the worship team leader by leading the praise and worship music portion of the contemporary and/ or blended worship services at Mount Carmel Baptist Church.

                

Leading praise and worship is not merely “filling in” a part of the service, or performing music, or even “warming up” the congregation for the message. It is to lead God’s people into the very throne room of God. That is an awesome responsibility and privilege.

The ultimate objectives of the church music program must always be to attract individuals to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ and then to lead them  to a  fuller, more Spirit-filled Christian life. This is the ministry of music with which we must be earnestly concerned.