Coral Ridge Ministries:
God has given us the glorious gift of music. He has given
us voices to sing, and it is our duty and pleasure to use
our God given talents for His praise. This is a witness of
the gospel through the power of music ministry.
We are conscious of the fact that for centuries Christianity
has been a singing faith. We lift our voices to express that
faith and follow the Biblical command to "Come into His
presence with singing." (Psalm 100:2)
Church choirs should desire to:
-sing the praises of our wonderful Lord;
-worship through song and lead the congregation in hymn singing;
-provide choral training in musical literacy, sensitivity,
appreciation and vocal development;
-present a broad range of repertoire that will expand the
horizons of the choirs and, at the same time, reach out to
different musical tastes and spiritual needs in the congregation;
-build friendships and a sense of working together on the
part of all choristers.
Psalm 95 tells us to "sing unto the Lord" and
the Apostle Paul in two of his letters instructs us to "sing
psalms and hymns and spiritual songs" These are not just
suggestions, these are commands from scripture.
The Bible commands to "Come into His presence with singing"
Church choirs in particular, should worship through song and
lead in hymn singing, while presenting a broad range of repertoire
that will reach out to different musical tastes and spiritual
needs of the entire congregation.
— Dr. John L. Wilson, Director of
Fine music is one of the blessings God created us to enjoy.
Everyone connected with this believes that the basic reason
for it is to glorify God through the Gospel of His Son, our
Saviour Jesus Christ.
Sometimes we tend to forget that, as the Church of Jesus
Christ has grown around the world, so has church music grown
with it. Great names, like Händel, Beethoven, Mendelssohn,
Brahms - a veritable host of composers, singers, instrumentalists,
and musical organizations - have enriched the quality of music
both inside and outside the church. We believe that events
envolving church music have a significant contribution to
make to the wonderful heritage of music as an expression of
worship and joy in the Lord, and we're sure that you will
agree! — Dr. D. James Kennedy, Senior Minister