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Our worship and music ministry exists to exalt our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ through psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs of praise. When we come together each Sunday as one body of believers, our corporate expression of praise should be a continuation of our love and adoration for Him that we have experienced throughout the week as individual believers. We recognize that God inhabits the praises of His people. We come together giving Him the glory due to Him each week as we worship Him.

Have you ever considered how Mark 12:30 is directly related to our worship to God? Jesus was asked, “What is the greatest commandment?” His response was, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with your entire mind and with all your strength.” Jesus’ response was one that calls us to a true worship experience and an encounter with God by responding to Him willfully (heart), emotionally (soul), intellectually (mind), and physically (strength).

One of the greatest functions in the church is worship. This is what we were created to do. A recent Chris Tomlin song declares that “you and I were made to worship, you and I were called to love…” We are so blessed at Brainerd Baptist Church to have the opportunity to worship and express our love to God together each and every week. We express our worship to Him in many ways including the sacrifices of praise through songs, hymns, drama, scripture, spoken word, and prayer – and each of these elements is vital to help us experience authentic worship.

Opportunities

Adult Choir

Wednesdays | 6pm
Adult Choir leads in praise and worship weekly at all Sunday morning services in the sanctuary. Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings from 6-7:30pm. This choir also sings at special events throughout the year, including Easter, Christmas, 4th of July, etc. Additional rehearsals are scheduled to prepare for these events and concerts. No audition is required. Childcare is provided during rehearsals.

Orchestra

Wednesdays | 6pm
Orchestra accompanies the Adult Choir for all worship services and special events. They also prepare special music and concerts. Rehearsals are every Wednesday from 6–7:30pm, with additional rehearsals scheduled for special events. Childcare is provided during the rehearsals. For more information about joining the orchestra, please contact the music office.

Youth Choir

Sundays | January-June
Youth choir is open to 7th-12th grade students and meets on Sunday afternoons from January to June. This choir sings regularly in worship services and tours in the summer, singing at juvenile detention centers, prisons, rescue missions, and other venues where the gospel of Jesus Christ can be shared through song, drama, choreography, testimony and spoken word. Contact Joy Marler in the music office at 423-624-1113 or jmarler@brainerdbaptist.org for more information.

Praise Teams

Sundays | 8:30am & 11:15am
Praise Teams lead in praise and worship with our worship pastor weekly at all Sunday morning services in the sanctuary. These teams also occasionally sing at special events. The individuals on these teams are used on a rotational basis.

Tech Team

Sundays | 8:30am & 11:15am
Our tech team runs lighting consoles, shows video and lyrics to songs on the video screens, and gets to play with lots of cool toys. Camera Operators assist in live recording of worship services.

Children’s Music Camp

Summer
For children who have completed kindergarten through 5th grade, campers will learn an entire musical and participate in a variety of music and worship electives. You’ll be amazed at what your kids can achieve in just one week! Camp includes singing, acting, dancing, playing instruments, arts and crafts, and preparing a Gospel-centered musical. Contact Joy Marler in the music office at 423-624-1113 or jmarler@brainerdbaptist.org for more information.

Handbell Choir

Sundays | 4:30 | August-May
Our handbell ringers play hymn-tunes, classical as well as contemporary arrangements, and original compositions written exclusively for bells. We are privileged to own a five-octave set of Schulmerich bells and a four-octave set of Malmark hand chimes. This musical group contributes to our morning worship services throughout the year in the sanctuary as well as special events at Christmas, etc. Contact Joy Marler in the music office at 423-624-1113 or jmarler@brainerdbaptist.org for more information.

If you are interested in getting involved in any of these areas contact Joy Marler.