We believe that worship is one of the five important functions of a local church. Worship through music plays a very important role here at FBC. We offer a variety of choirs, vocal ensembles, and instrumental groups which enhance our corporate worship experience. In addition to the music, we often intermingle drama, video, and other multimedia to our worship services.
There is a difference between a song service and a worship service. A song service can be a loosely connected collection of favorite songs, whereas a worship service has a specific goal — to draw near and focus on the Lord. The acts of worship are merely a reflection of a life already given to God and a rehearsal of future obedience. Worship is something that you do, it involves action. It isn’t a passive experience. When we actively, consistently love and adore the Lord, our actions will follow our heart. As we unite our hearts and minds in love for the Father each Sunday, we rediscover the strength of His grace in our lives.
Our Sunday morning worship services offer unique and uplifting musical styles. The 8:30am Classic Service is a blend of hymns and classic expressions of worship, led by our choir and instrumentalists, around a Biblical message. The 11:00am Contemporary Service is a mix of choruses and modern expressions of worship, led by our praise team, around a Biblical message. In both services, our purpose is the same – to encourage the believer, exalt the Savior and evangelize the seeking. We intend to give our Holy God the praise and worship that He alone deserves.
Our Worship Choir is open for all persons ages 16 and up. Weekly rehearsals are from 7:00-8:00 p.m. every Wednesday evening in the Music Suite. This non-audition choir invites both seasoned and inexperienced singers into its ranks. If you have never participated in a choir before, or cannot read music, this is the place for you. We’ll teach you how to sing and how to read music.
Our Worship Orchestra is open to anyone ages 15+. To be a part of the instrumental ensemble, you must have at least three years playing experience on your instrument. The Orchestra instrumentalists accompany the choir on occasion during the Classic worship service, and assist with other Special events as scheduled. Routine rehearsals for the orchestra are typically on Sunday afternoons.
Psalm 150:6 says “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.” Not only is that a great verse for Christians to worship, it’s also the theme verse for our children’s choir. Children in grades 1-6 learn to praise the Lord with singing, movement, instruments and more. This group meets in the FirstKids room at 6:00pm on Sunday nights during the school year. They participate in morning worship periodically and present seasonal programs. We consider it so vital to continue our legacy of praise with the upcoming generations.
Vocal Ensembles & Soloists
We believe every Christian has a place of service. There are several vocal ensembles which perform in our worship services along with accomplished soloists. We value every person’s musical ability and desire to see you use your ability to serve God here at FBC. If you have a musical gift or have served in a previous ministry, please contact our Music ministry leadership.
Our Handbell Choir brings advanced sacred and secular handbell music to the widest possible audience. The choir rehearses on Sundays at 4:30pm, and plays routinely in morning worship services and other venues.