Worship and Creative Arts
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.
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.
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.
Musical Description – Negro Spirituals, anthems, notated/written sacred music
Sunday Service Commitment – 8 am on 4th Sundays & 8 am 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Fosters the church’s warm atmosphere while seating and supplying congregants with various items in worship on the 3rd Sunday.
Photographs events and activities as requested.
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.
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.
Interested in learning more or joining, please contact:
- Minister of Music Eric Byrd firstname.lastname@example.org
- ‘Text the word sjbcsacred to 84576 to join our worship and creative arts’