Chenaniah Series Ebook 2:
Building A Comprehensive Music Ministry
Effective Leader, Effective Rehearsals
Things change. The church music ministry is not exempt. The Praise Team is rapidly replacing the traditional church choir; Praise and Worship choruses are the most popular genres of music; choir robes are not as popular as they once were; and street clothing, as opposed to the traditional church attire, is now the norm. Yes, thescripture does say, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever” [Hebrews 13:8], but that does not mean He’s always doing things the same way. Thingschange, but there are some things that should never change – things that can never change if we are going to be the church of Jesus Christ. The message and mission of Jesus does not change. When the church fails to function within Jesus’ message and mission, it becomes a vehicle for personal agendas. The church’s agenda has already been established. Therefore, every ministry within the church must function accordingly.
The music ministry is a component of the church that must contently guard against the tendency to celebrate itself, reducing the music ministry to entertainment. It, like all other ministries, are designed to reinforce the Word of God while enhancing the lives of people. Music’s natural influence upon the hearts and minds of people is a powerful tool for proclaiming the Word of God, making it an imperative that the Minister of Music build a ministry that will place people above music.