Sing to the Lord a New Song…Psalm 96:1
The Adult Choir and Praise Band lead our blended worship on Sundays at 10:45 a.m. These musicians have hearts to serve, love the Lord, and are committed to using their God-given talents to praise His name each week.
Our goal is to develop a meaningful worship experience using spiritually inspiring and emotionally uplifting praise and worship that will consistently draw people closer to God and inspire a life lived in worship.
- Dress Code
A Word About Commitment
Being involved in the music ministry presents a unique opportunity to serve God through Berea Baptist Church. God has called you not only to minister on a regular basis to the entire church, but also to be an example in behavior and character to fellow believers and our community. Setting a good example in thought, word, and deed involves growing in Christ, responding to others in love, and sharing the gospel with unbelievers. Another way to set a good example is by fulfilling your commitments, especially when it comes to the area of ministering. Consequently, it is hoped that everyone who has joined the worship choir will attend at least 80% of the performances and rehearsals.
Of course, emergencies and unforeseen circumstances may arise. These will certainly be taken into consideration when evaluating your attendance record. After all, we are under grace, rather than under the law. So don’t panic.
Have a great time in serving the Lord. Just bear in mind that following through with your commitment to this trimester is actually part of ministering to the needs of God’s people and setting an example for them. Being faithful to your worship choir commitment can be just as important to your personal testimony as your vocal abilities.
Dress Code Guidelines
Although no ministry is more important than any other ministry in God’s eyes, servants in the music ministry tend to be scrutinized longer and harder by the public because they are very visible. Consequently, you need to set a higher standard, especially in one specific area of human expression: how we dress. The key words regarding this issue are sensitivity and modesty. Here is an important reminder: Clothes that may be conservative in the world’s eyes might still not be modest enough for church. To help you cultivate self-awareness in this sometimes confusing arena of Christian freedom (dress/style), we have provided the following guidelines that shepherd leaders will make sure are being followed. These guidelines apply to all music ministers (vocal and instrumental) and are VERY IMPORTANT!
WHAT YOU CAN WEAR
- 1. Colored clothing
- 2. Casual dress (not sloppy) or Sunday best or anything in-between
- 3. Jewelry
- 4. For solo/duet/group performances, please wear nice clothes.
- 5. Choir robes are used occasionally for special events.
- 6. Smiles! Smiles! Smiles!
WHAT YOU CANNOT WEAR
- 1. No hems on skirts or dresses that are more than 2 inches above the top of the knee
- 2. No sweat pants
- 3. No low-cut tops, tank tops, backless dresses, spaghetti strap dresses or halter tops
- 4. No see-through blouses (e.g., lace) without an underblouse.
- 5. Please wear proper undergarments
- 6. No tight, form-fitting pants or dresses (Hint: any clothing that excessively outlines intimate parts of the body or underclothing is too tight.)
- 7. No hats
- 8. Please do wear deodorant.
- 1. No tank tops, sloppy t-shirts or any shirts that have large writing, large graphics, or large logos on them
- 2. No shorts or sweat pants
- 3. No tight, form-fitting pants (Hint: any clothing that excessively outlines intimate parts of the body or underclothing is too tight.)
- 4. No hats
- 5. Please do wear deodorant.
No strong cologne or perfumes.
Dress to draw attention to God, not to yourself.
When in doubt, err on the side of modesty.
Frequently Asked Questions
QUESTION: What time are services and what time are sound checks?
ANSWER: Services are at 8:15 am and10:45 am. Sound checks are at 8:00 am and 10:00 am. Choir members meet in the choir room at 10:30 am to prepare for the 10:45 am service.
QUESTION: If I am providing special music, do I have to sing for all services?
ANSWER: Yes. Singing for all services is required to provide special music unless you have a health condition that prevents you from coming to both.
QUESTION: What do I do if I cannot make it to rehearsal?
ANSWER: Call or email Alan and tell them him you will not be able to attend rehearsal.
QUESTION: How are soloists chosen?
ANSWER: Soloists are chosen exclusively by the choir director.