The congregational singing at Temple Baptist is heartfelt and genuine. When the congregation opens their hymnals, they have an opportunity to worship the Lord together as one body. That opportunity is given several times in each service at Temple.
Ephesians 5:19 and Colossians 3:16 both assert that our singing is to consist of songs, hymns, and spiritual songs. Therefore, we strive for a balance of worshipful hymns such as “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God” and songs and spiritual songs such as “Amazing Grace” and “Springs of Living Water.” It is our prayer that the Lord is pleased with our sincere corporate singing during each service.
The adult choir ministers during every Sunday service. The choir is composed of a group of individuals committed to serving God with their musical abilities. Regular practices allow each member to develop their God-given talent and prepare the choir to be an encouragement to the congregation. Christmas Cantatas are prepared yearly, as well as some Easter and Patriotic Cantatas.
The choir sings a wide variety of sacred songs from an assortment of Christian Music publishers and other major publishing companies; however, every piece sung is in strict adherence to principles found in God’s Word.
Solo and Group Singing
In addition to the Choir, solos and groups regularly sing during the services at Temple. Solos, duets, trios, quartets, and ensembles are made up of choir members who have shown faithfulness and diligence in the choir ministry.
Though music is very closely related to our emotions, emotionalism and manipulation have no place in the music at Temple. No musical number is sung with the intention of manipulating the emotions of the congregation to a specific feeling or action.
The goal of the music ministry is to communicate Biblical principal that leads the individual to focus on God and His Word. If that goal is accomplished, the heart of the individual will be tender and ready to receive the Word of God as it is preached.