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The music experiences of the congregational services are a vital part of the church’s life. Great congregational singing can be an exciting experiencing for the church family. The vibrant singing of the gathered congregation joining in songs of praise and testimony can do much to enhance the spirit of the church. The musical participation in the typical church is usually lead by a choir and reflects the cultural, social, and spiritual context of a given congregation.


In carrying out its duties, the choir functions to:
1. Sing for the people
2. Sing with the people
3. Sing to the people


In the fulfillment of this three-fold function, the choir must function as ministers of the music ministry within the congregation. Each member of the choir should individually accept the role as an ambassador for Christ.


How does the Bible support the role of music in worship?
1. David instituted the Temple musicians. 1 Chron 6:1-46
2. David instructed the Levite leaders to select singers. 1 Chron 15:16-22


Why do we sing?
1. To unite believers in a corporate and communal worship of God. Eph. 5:19-20
2. To lead believers in praise to God for his goodness. Ps 13:6
3. To lead believers in praise to God for who He is. Ps 9:2; 95:1
4. To overcome the forces and effects of evil. 2 Chron 20:21-22
5. To praise the Lord. Jas 5:13
6. To teach and admonish fellow believers. Col 3:16-17


What are the responsibilities of individual choir members and musicians?
1. Commit to their ministry. Rom 12:6-7;Col 4:17
2. Bring honor to Christ. Col 3:17
3. Minister in music and not become conceited and full of pride. Col 3:16
4. Don’t sing for show, but do it from a heart that reflects gratitude. Col 3:16
5. Strengthen the church and reflect Christ likeness. 1 Cor 14:26; Eph 4:1-4