Music is a vital part of worship. The scriptures instruct us to “Make a joyful noise unto the Lord . . . come before His presence with singing” (Psalm 100). We’re even told to “play skillfully with a shout of joy” (Psalm 33:3). Those involved with our music ministry teams strive for just that, to place God first in our worship, directing our musical offerings to Him, and encouraging others to worship fully all while doing our best to “play skillfully.” If you are new to our church and visit on a Sunday morning, be sure to pick up a Welcome Packet that includes a CD of our music teams “in action.”
Contact Steve Nahlik, Director of Music Ministry, for additional info on any of the groups below and to arrange a time to meet.
ONWARD (Worship Team)
Onward is our main worship team that leads us in song every Sunday. This group is currently made up of seven musicians and focuses on contemporary worship music styles, including songs from Hillsong, Jesus Culture, Matt Redman, Paul Baloche, Kari Jobe and Gateway Worship, David Crowder and many others. This group rehearses on Wednesday evenings (7:00-9:00 PM) in the sanctuary.
Our Choir sings on the first and third Sundays of each month and focuses on a mix of contemporary worship songs, hymns, and traditional choral anthems. This group rehearses on Thursday evenings (7:00-8:30 PM) in the Church Parlor or Sanctuary.
Our Handbell Choir plays for special services including Thanksgiving Eve, Christmas Eve, Easter and Music Mininstry Sunday, as well as special outreach “outings” including nursing homes and the Flint Public Library Christmas open house. This group typically rehearses on Thursday evenings (6:00-7:00 PM) in the sanctuary 3-4 weeks before each particular service.
YOUTH PRAISE BAND
The Youth Praise Band is made up of teens in Grades 7-12. They lead worship at youth group meetings and in church on an occasional Sunday. An audition and signing the Youth Praise Band code of conduct is required.