Worship and Creative Arts

Purpose 

The Worship and Creative Arts at SJBC enhances the preached Word of God through creative arts expression. Our participants have an intimacy with Christ as we collectively strive to inspire a deeper love for God through song, dance, technology and dramatic arts. “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord”, Psalm 150:6.

 

Music Ministry

Leroy Giles Gospel Choir

Musical Description – Classic Black Gospel Choir music

Sunday Service Commitment – 8 a.m. & 10:15 a.m. on 1st Sundays

Rehearsal Day and Hour Commitment – One evening rehearsal a month. Each rehearsal is approximately 90 minutes

 

James Fenimore Cooper Male Chorus

Musical Description – Traditional Male gospel quartet music

Sunday Service Commitment – 8 a.m. & 10:15 a.m. services on 2nd Sundays only

Rehearsal Day and Hour Commitment – One evening rehearsal a month. Each rehearsal is approximately 90 minutes.

 

Morning Glory

Musical Description – Traditional – Contemporary Black Gospel, that can be done with or without a band. 1980 – present day.

Sunday Service Commitment – 8 a.m. on 3rd Sundays

Rehearsal Day and Hour Commitment – One rehearsal a month. Each rehearsal is approximately 90 minutes.

 

Voices of Inspiration

Musical Description – Contemporary Gospel Choir music

Sunday Service Commitment – 10:15 a.m. on 4th Sundays

Rehearsal Day and Hour Commitment – Two rehearsals a month. Each rehearsal is approximately 90 minutes.

 

Cathedral Choir

Musical Description – Negro Spirituals, anthems, notated/written sacred music

Sunday Service Commitment – 8am on 4th Sundays & 8am on 5th Sundays when it applies

Rehearsal Day and Hour Commitment – They rehearse 3 – 5 days a month. Each rehearsal is approximately 2 hours in length

 

Decoded Praise

Musical Description – Contemporary Gospel for Middle School/High School Choir

Sunday Service Commitment – 10:15am & Noon on 3rd Sundays

Rehearsal Day and Hour Commitment – Two days a month.   Each rehearsal is 1 hour.

 

Lord’s Messengers

Musical Description – Elementary School Choir

Sunday Service Commitment –10:15am on 3rd Sundays

Rehearsal Day and Hour Commitment – Two days a month. Each rehearsal is 1 hour.

 

Praise Team

Musical Description – Contemporary Gospel music

Sunday Service Commitment – several different Praise Teams serve at noon services

Rehearsal Day and Hour Commitment – Each team rehearses one day a month. Each rehearsal is 1 hour.

 

 

 

Creative Arts

Dancers of Inspiration

Dancers of Inspiration minister at noon on 4th Sundays.  The have six rehearsals which occur on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

 

Drama

Provides visual and oral expressions of worship to God through presentations. 

The Drama Team serves at noon on 2nd Sundays. They practice 2-3 days a month and each practice lasts about 90 minutes.

 

First Impressions

Parking Lot Greeters

Happily greet church attendees the moment they pull into the parking lot at SJBC. Individuals in the Parking Ministry direct traffic and provide a safe and friendly environment in the parking lots.

Worship Service Greeters

Worship Service Greeters are the first to greet members and guest as they enter the church for service. The provide a “first touch” to make all know they are welcomed.

 

Adult Ushers

Adult Ushers provide assistance to the new guests, regular attendees during worship services, collect the offering, and assist with communion. They are responsible for making sure the sanctuary is in proper order after each service. They serve on the 1st , 2nd, 4th, and 5th Sundays. 

Youth Ushers

Fosters the church’s warm atmosphere while seating and supplying congregants with various items in worship on the 3rd Sunday.

 

Worship Technology

Photography

Photographs events and activities as requested.

Worship Production

AV ministry helps support our worship experiences with sound and technology support. We are always looking to add and train qualified people. Running the soundboard, checking microphones, preparing power point slides, editing and creating videos are all duties of our worship technology teams.

 

Media

The Media Ministry at St John provides a great way to expand our Worship Service outside the walls of the church. This way we reach many people in their homes who may not be able to attend or who just want to hear and see what is going on at St John.

The Media Crew is a great place for members to get plugged in at church. The feedback is overwhelming of how much the sermons on our website means to people in the community.

Are you interested in being a part of a team that allows you to touch the lives of many people with the Word of God and to be an aid in worship? Do you have an interest in working behind the scenes with audio or video? No experience is necessary…only willingness and faithfulness are necessary to be a part of what God is doing here at St John Baptist Church through media.

 

Honor God with your wealth, and the first fruits of all your produce. - Proverbs 3:9

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