Music has been used many different ways in the Bible. It has been used to calm kings, take men into battle, and dedicate the Temple. In fact, the Bible makes mention of music in one form or another some 839 times. Here at Pleasantview Baptist Church we use music to call people together for worship and to calm the hearts of the congregation before the message is given.
Our Music Ministry desires to further enhance the mission of the Pleasantview Baptist Church, which is "...making and maturing disciples for Jesus Christ, both at home and around the world..." through the singing and playing of music.
We have several different opportunities for service through the Ministry of Music:
The Sanctuary Choir, consisting of high school age through adult, is the cornerstone of our Music Ministry. Our choir has a membership of 50 and growing. Our choir sings in every Sunday morning worship service. We also put on two major productions per year at Easter and Christmas.
Our rehearsals are on Sundays at 4:00 pm before the evening service in the choir room (RM 116).
There are several people from the Sanctuary Choir Ministry that have become involved in the Special Music Ministry, singing solos and in groups. Special music is used to enhance our worship time together. We have several small groups (duets, trios, etc.) that rehearse on their own.
Collaborating with the Music Ministry is the Drama Ministry. This involves people in the ministry that may not otherwise involve themselves in the Music Ministry. There are many people that support this ministry that are never seen under the spotlights: costume crew, make-up crew, lighting crew, set crew, prop crew, etc. What a great way to use a person's artistic talents to the glory of God!
Other areas available to serve are the Video Ministry and the Sound Ministry, a most critical aspect of the worship service.
As you can see, there are many areas to serve in the Music Ministry of the Pleasantview Baptist Church. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us and speak to Mark Hampton, Minister of Music.