Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. Col. 3:16.
The fundamental purpose of the choir is to lead people in worship of Almighty God. Accomplishment of this purpose does not happen as a result of well-trained ears, balanced voicing, or even an energetic stage presence. Instead, true worship leading must be a supernatural extension of our love relationship with Christ (Matt. 22:37, 38).
On any given Sunday, you’ll find a variety of some thirty to fifty Christians, some musically trained and some not, in the choir loft at Thomas Village lifting their voice in praise to God. Although not always in perfect harmony, it is evident that the choir is in unity, as old and young alike respond when they observe their peers worshiping in spirit and truth, not concerned with style—but engaged in worship that is God-honoring.
The Choir is an important ministry in that it acquaints the congregation with a wide variety of musical styles and also deepens their faith and love for God. The Choir’s contribution to the worship service allows the musical expression of the congregation to be “noted” and confirmed.
. . . the people of the land were rejoicing and blowing trumpets, and singers with musical instruments were leading the praises. 2 Chron: 23:13
The Orchestra at TVBC may be small in number, but the ensemble’ combined harmonious sound results in music that praises God and edifies the saints, the two purposes for musical instruments in the church.
God sent his Son as an instrument to die for our sins. We have God’s written guide/notes, the Bible, that will give us direction and bring harmony to our lives. God has provided both instrument and notes, not only for music but for eternal life.