In Colossians 3:16 we are instructed: “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.”
The MCBC Music Ministry leads our congregation in the worship of God through song with a diverse range of musical styles. Our ‘psalms, hymns and spiritual songs’ include the timeless hymns from authors such as Isaac Watts and Charles Wesley, to toe tapping Bluegrass/Southern Gospel from groups like The Gaithers, to the latest in modern worshipful songs of praise from today’s top Christian songwriters.
The goal of the MCBC Music Ministry is not primarily to perform for our congregation, but instead to serve as ‘Lead Worshipers’ in creating an atmosphere that encourages corporate worship that glorifies and honors God alone. We strive for our music to be not only glorifying to God, but also to be easy to sing and as a means to worship through song with our fellow believers. The singing of praise helps to prepare our hearts and minds to hear the preached word which is the centerpiece of our service.
There are various opportunities for instrumentalists and vocalists to use their musical gifts in our Ministry. These opportunities also include a Hand Bell Choir and our Celebration Choir in which MCBC members have the opportunity to help facilitate corporate worship on Sunday mornings as well as perform periodic special music and Easter/Christmas programs. Our Youth Minister also works with the MCBC youth on various activities that provide our youth the opportunity to further develop their musical gifts in service to God.