Music is an integral part of worship at First Baptist Church of Temple. There are many ways to be involved in the Music Ministry - see what is right for you!
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Wednesday Evening Rehearsal Schedule
Most rehearsals will be held in Life Center South. Occasionally, we will meet in the Worship Center. Please watch the LifeLine and the online Calendar for updates.
Worship Team and Orchestra Rehearsal
6:00 - 7:00 PM - Life Center South
Worship Choir Rehearsal
7:00 - 8:30 PM - Life Center South
9:30 - 10:45 AM - Thursdays - Life Center South
Voices In Praise Youth Choir
4:00 - 5:00 PM - Sundays - Life Center South
A love of Almighty God and a heart for worship are the most important requirements for membership in this group. As primary worship leaders for the corporate Body of Christ, this group meets out of a sense of calling and giftedness to serve the church. Not only leading in worship each week on Sunday mornings, this group prepares for special events at Christmas and Easter as well as other presentations throughout the year. No audition is necessary nor is the ability to read music, but an ability to sing on pitch expected.
Membership in this area of ministry is by audition only. Members of the Worship Team are active members of the Worship Choir. A true servant's heart and willingness to yield to one another are required. An ability to blend their voices and learn music quickly is expected. Most importantly, a continued development of God's leadership in their lives must be evident.
Voices In Praise
Made up of students in the 6th-12th grade, this choir meets during the school year to sing a variety of music from spirituals and classics as well as the best in current contemporary music. Leading in regular worship experiences as well as other local venues, VIP seeks to impact our student's lives through music and missions opportunities. In summer of 2008 VIP served at Mission Arlington in a variety of ways. They look forward to more opportunities of service and leadership.
The orchestra plays regularly for the 11:00 AM Sunday morning worship service and is open to anyone in high school or older. A minimum of two years playing experience is recommended. Playing for congregational accompaniment to special pieces for preludes and offertories, this developing ministry is open to new members.
If you have received an invitation to join AARP, you are eligible to sing with this dynamic group of adults who meet for music and fellowship. Originally organized in 1985, this choir has been ministering for over 30 years in local Nursing Homes and Retirement Clubs, participating in the annual TX Baptist Senior Adult Music Festival, singing for worship at First Baptist Church and participating in other mission events. A servant spirit and a desire to make a joyful noise unto the Lord, as well as the desire for fellowship, are all that is needed!
Playing a five octave set of Schulmerich handbells and a two octave set of Malmark handchimes, our 13 member ensemble plays for worship and special events. Membership is limited and is open by audition at the beginning of the fall ministry season. If you are interested in playing handbells, please contact the music department and let them know of your desire to ring.