Music Ministry

The music ministry exists to offer worship leadership in a progressive liturgical style that honors the two thousand year traditions of the church and shapes them in our "free church" tradition.

 

KINDERMUSIK

For our preschoolers, we have dedicated teachers who are trained in the Kindermusik program. For more information about Kindermusik, please visit their home page.
Kindermusik Village (babies ages 0-18 mo.)

Allows care-givers to strengthen their bond with their baby while stimulating the baby’s physical, social, musical, and cognitive development as they listen, sing, move, and explore sound.
• Thursday mornings, 11:15-11:45• Kindermusik Suite; Diane Nelson, instructor• For more information about this program, go to the Kindermusik Village page.

Our Time (Pre-schoolers ages 2-3)

Care-givers encourage their preschooler’s creativity, self-confidence, and self-control in a secure environment as children and adults discover their world through a variety of musical activities.
• Wednesday evenings, 6:30-7:20• Kindermusik Suite; Rhonda Hardin, instructor.• For more information about this program, go to the Our Time page.

Imagine That! (Pre-schoolers age 4)

This class taps into boys’ and girls’ creative spirit, boundless energy, and growing independence through music, storytelling, and a healthy dose of “lets pretend.”
• Wednesday evenings, 6:30-7:20• Kindermusik Suite; Alecia Dowling, instructor.• For more information about this program, go to the Imagine That! page.

Young Child (Pre-schoolers age 5)

This class provides Kindergarteners a musical foundation. Each child will have great fun learning language and musical concepts and playing instruments.
• Wednesday evenings, 6:30-7:20• Kindermusik Suite; Bob Nelson, instructor.• For more information about this program, go to the Young Child page.

 CHORAL ENSEMBLES

Music Makers (Grades 1-3)

Teaches children melodic and rhythmic skills necessary in ensemble singing. Using the Spark curriculum from the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF), children learn the stories of CBF churches and missionaries throughout our country and our world.
• Wednesday evenings, 6:30-7:20• Kindermusik Suite; Teresa McDaniel, instructor
Young Musicians (Grades 4-6)
Offers children opportunities to develop an understanding of choral tone and literature for the unchanged voice. The group sings at least quarterly in worship. Choir members are invited to participate in Cantus, a week-long summer camp at Pfeiffer University. For more information about Cantus, go to their home page. Baptist mission lessons are also taught as part of the curriculum. Using the Spark curriculum from the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF), children learn the stories of CBF churches and missionaries throughout our country and our world.
• Wednesday evenings, 6:30-7:20• Blair Hall; Tony Spencer, director

Youth Choir (Grades 7-12)

Youth Choir Offers young singers opportunities for musical, social, and spiritual development through worship leadership, festivals and camps. The choir leads in worship once each month during the semester and at special seasonal occasions.• Sunday evenings, 6:00-6:50• Blair Hall; Tony Spencer, director.

Sanctuary Choir

The Sanctuary Choir works diligently to lead the liturgy of the church through sacred music. Weekly worship services and special seasonal services are the primary responsibilities of this group. Our annual Advent Carol Concert is a cherished community tradition. Members of the Sanctuary Choir have participated in festivals and concerts sponsored by the NC Chapter of the American Choral Directors Associationand with the Choral Union of Gardner-Webb University.
• Wednesday evenings, 7:30-9:00• Blair Hall; Tony Spencer, director

Chapel Choir (Senior adults)

The Chapel Choir has a unique mission of ministering through music to nursing home residents. Literature is at an easy-to-moderate level with emphasis on gospel hymnody.
• Monday mornings, 10:00-11:00• Blair Hall; Tony Spencer, Director

 ENGLISH HANDBELL CHOIRS

Young Musicians Handbells (Grades 4-6)
Focuses on basic handbell techniques and music reading.
• Wednesday evenings, 5:30-6:00• Room 500; Diane Nelson, director
Youth Handbells (Grades 7-12)
Our Youth Handbell ensemble periodically leads in worship and participates annually in handbell festivals as well as ringing at other churches. For more information about this program, go to the NC Baptist Youth Handbells page.
• Sunday evenings, 5:00-6:00• Room 500; Tony Spencer, director
Sanctuary Handbells
This is an advanced musical group which assumes regular responsibilities in worship leadership. This group also annually rings at other churches and festivals, such as the NC Baptist Adult Handbell Festival.
• Monday evenings, 6:15-7:30• Room 500; Tony Spencer, director