Congregational Singing

If you have visited many other churches, you may notice immediately upon entering our building that we have no band instruments, choir loft, pipe organ or other traditional musical accoutrements. This is by design, for it is our conviction that God instructs His people to use vocal music only in their worship.

Passages such as Eph. 5:19 and Col. 3:16 address this subject. Specifically, the heart is noted as the “instrument” for making melody. To put it more simply, God is not interested in hearing mechanical music but the voices of His children as they express their heartfelt thoughts and emotions.

This may seem counter-intuitive to many, for instrumental music has been part of worship for hundreds of years and in modern times has blossomed into musical performances of all genres. But our musical worship is simple, vocal, one-to-another exhortation and encouragement. We avoid the entertainment and performance qualities that have crept into the worship of many churches.

Our singing attempts to be reverent, lyric-centered and genuinely from the heart.