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The worship of God is essential in the life of a Christian. At Central Baptist Church, our Music and Worship ministry exists to glorify God and strives to provide people opportunities for:

-Leadership in the corporate worship of God
-Personal spiritual development
-Supportive relationships
-Music education
-Community outreach
-Mission trips and events
-Involvement in the church

The following Scripture is useful in describing the philosophy of the Music and Worship Ministry at Central Baptist Church:

Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him. 

Colossians 3:16-17 (NIV)

 

Throughout scripture, Christians are instructed to worship the Lord through singing and music. At Central Baptist Church, we have many ways to be involved in worship leadership and discipleship through music and the arts. Above all, we want to minister to you and your family and we have a place for you to plug in no matter your age, interests, or musical skill level.

Please explore the many different musical options you have at Central Baptist Church!

 

Music and Worship Staff

Clint Kimmel
Associate Pastor, Music and Worship

Rita Murphree
Church Pianist

Stacey Scarborough
Administrative Assistant

 

Worship Choir

Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30 PM | Worship Center | Clint Kimmel, Director

 

The Worship Choir is the largest group of worship leaders in our church and is open to all adults (Ages 18 and up). If you have a passion for worship, we need your heart and your voice in this group! The Worship Choir leads worship in the weekly services on Sundays, as well as presenting concerts, musicals, and theatrical events throughout the year to reach out into the community.   From this group, we form smaller worship teams and ensembles as well. Vocal training is not required – only a passion for worship and a heart to serve! Join us on Wednesday evening for rehearsal!

 

For more information about the Worship Choir, please contact the Pastor of Music and Worship, Clint Kimmel, at ckimmel@cbcdecatur.org or 256-353-5912.

Worship Band

Wednesdays, 7:30 PM | Worship Center | Clint Kimmel, Leader

 

The worship band leads worship on Sunday mornings with the choir and praise team, as well as joining on the various outreach concerts and worship events held throughout the year. Because of the unique requirements of playing instruments in worship, some experience is needed. The various band members rotate from week to week and we are always looking for more guitarists (acoustic and electric), bass players, drummers, keyboardists, etc. to join our band. Please contact us for more information on how to join.

 

For more information about the Worship Band, please contact the Pastor of Music and Worship, Clint Kimmel, at ckimmel@cbcdecatur.org or 256-353-5912.

MESSENGERS Student Choir | Sundays, 4:50-6:00 PM | 3rd Floor | Clint Kimmel, Director

 

The MESSENGERS Student Choir consists of students in grades 7-12 and meets on Sundays from August through June. Throughout the year, the students lead worship, perform special events, and serve in various capacities in the life of our church and in the community. They finish off their year in June with a fun-filled mission trip to various places all across the country. No special talent is needed – just a heart for worship and a willingness to learn and serve.

 

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Why do we have this ministry?

Discipleship

MESSENGERS will help to disciple your child. Together, we will study and sing scripture and biblical truths. As we memorize the songs, the messages of these songs will be impressed on our hearts. We will not just learn what it means to lead and serve, we will actually go and serve through our mission trip and service projects and lead our church in worship.

 

Fellowship

MESSENGERS will give your child an opportunity to make and strengthen Christian friends. Like a sports team or musical group, we will work toward a common goal and it will bind us together. Unlike a sports team or school musical group, our common goal is to strengthen the body of Christ through ministry and worship leadership. The memories we make in MESSENGERS will last a lifetime.

 

Missions/Ministry

MESSENGERS will give your child an opportunity to serve, share the gospel, and minister. Throughout the year, we will GO and minister to our church, our community, and other states.

 

Worship

MESSENGERS will help teach your child how to worship. Worship is a lifestyle and we will not only focus on how to worship through music and the arts, but also learn how to offer our entire lives as a sacrifice of praise. We will teach your child how to offer their voices in song, offer their hands in service, and offer their lives to honor the Lord. MESSENGERS will help train your child to be a worshiper.

 

For more information, please contact the Pastor of Music and Worship, Clint Kimmel, at ckimmel@cbcdecatur.org or 256-353-5912.

Children’s Music Opportunities

 

Each fall, our children’s ministry prepares a Christmas musical that incorporates singing, choreography, and drama. They practice for this musical on Wednesday evenings at 5:45 in the children’s area. Beginning in Fall 2018, we will have a full Children’s Worship Arts ministry that will help train your child to be a worshiper and give them opportunities to develop talents in music, movement, drama, visual art, and instruments.

 

For more information, please contact the Minister of Children and Families, Fred Bueto, at fbueto@cbcdecatur.org or 256-353-5912.

Senior Adult Choir

Second and fourth Monday of each month, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM | Worship Center | Bryan Blass, Director

 

This group of senior adults gather on the second and fourth Monday of each month because they love to sing and worship the Lord. They lead periodically in evening worship services and often take their talents to perform in nursing homes and other community outreach efforts.

 

For more information, please contact the Associate Pastor of Senior Adults, Bryan Blass, at bblass@cbcdecatur.org or 256-353-5912.

Orchestra and Instrumental Ensembles

 

For special events and worship services, we often use orchestral instruments (brass, woodwinds, strings, & percussion) to help lead worship. Though we do not use these instruments every single week, there is still a place for you to use your talents for the Lord. If you play one of these instruments, we want to know about it! Please contact us and let us know so we can incorporate you in worship leadership.

 

For more information, please contact the Pastor of Music and Worship, Clint Kimmel, at ckimmel@cbcdecatur.org or 256-353-5912.

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