Baptist Bible Church is blessed indeed with many musicians who are both passionate about worship and about glorifying Christ. We face challenges typical of most healthy and vibrant Churches: questions of style, genre, volume and quantity. We do encourage all our leaders to choose a variety of music so that everyone can find something that enables them to enter into worship. Praise and worship is more a choice of the heart than a question of style, but we do try to keep a balance, leaning toward contemporary, if that can still be called balance!
As I look back over the past years I can see that we have achieved many of our goals in the ministry:
Special thanks must go to our regular worship leaders and coordinators: Cheryl Heath, Tarryn Hall, Jean Miller, Barry and Beks Fowlds, Vanessa Gunning and a few other part timers! We sure love the variety that each leader brings and the passion with which they desire to serve Christ and His body.
The sound guys have had many challenges this past year and often receive the most criticism! TOO LOUD, TOO SOFT, CAN'T HEAR, CAN'T THINK, TOO MUCH BASS, BASS, TOO SOFT, DRUMS ... well let's stop there before I get you all started again! Suffice to say that Bobby Miller, Paul Hone and Rory McWade have put many hours and in some cases, many green backs into the ministry. Sound people have to get to meetings long before musicians and they stay long after the last note is played, so thank you and well done!
We are always seeking to expand, include more people, train and learn. Because of the nature of worship and its pivotal role in glorifying God, Satan often seeks to bring disunity and conflict in this area, so please continue to pray for us.
Heartsong continues to represent the Church and we covet your prayers as we seek the Lord's will in the new year.
Musicians often laugh about the statement made to calm and disperse the crowds after a concert one night in Memphis: "Elvis has left the building!" Well, our desire is that during praise and worship, the Holy Spirit would be pleased to announce in our hearts: "Jesus has entered the building." God inhabits the praises of His people and it's all about Him!
Love in Christ