Worship Arts Opportunities at FBC Gallatin

Sanctuary Blended Worship style led by Celebration Choir, Orchestra, and Rhythm Section.
Offered at 8:30AM and 11:00AM.

The Gathering Contemporary Worship style located in the Student Ministry Building.  

Offered at 11:00AM.

CELEBRATION CHOIR

The Celebration Choir leads our praise and worship through music on Sunday mornings, aiding to draw the church family into the presence of God.
Beyond leading Sunday morning worship, they bless us year round through special worship experiences during the year, such as Christmas, Easter and July 4th.
Come be a part of this wonderful worship ministry, just come to the choir room on Wednesday nights. No auditions, just a place for you to join us.
If interested, please email John Penfield or call the church office.

ORCHESTRA

The Orchestra helps lead our Sunday worship services.  This ministry is made up of instrumentalists (woodwinds, strings, brass, percussion, and rhythm section) of many ages, abilities, and professional backgrounds.  But what brings us together is our worship of Jesus Christ. It unifies us, encourages us in our diversity, and transforms us into a single unit that is able to accomplish what none of us could do individually!
Rehearsals are usually scheduled for Sunday afternoon  2:00 – 3:00.
If interested, please email John Penfield or call the church office.

WORSHIP AUDIO/VIDEO TEAM

The FILO team is comprised of dedicated technicians that coordinate their schedules to operate sound, lights, and video for regular worship services and special events.  As one of the most rewarding, and least noticed ministries, this is a great way to serve the church in the worship arts program if you do not sing or play an instrument.  Training is available for any position interested. No experience necessary!  Email Adam Bush for more information.

PHILOSOPHY OF WORSHIP

Lifestyle of Worship - John Penfield, Worship Pastor
We are created to worship. Psalm147:1 reads "Praise the Lord! For it is good to sing praise to our God; For it is pleasant and praise is becoming to the upright." Praise looks good on you. Praise lifts your spirit and attitude. We continue to strive to be a worshipping people at FBC Gallatin. Our ministries and organizations involve people in acts of worship through various activities, gatherings, and service projects. We are also moving forward in ways to accommodate more people in corporate gatherings.

The song "Love the Lord" is based on the first and greatest commandment found in Deuteronomy 6:5. This verse commands us to love the Lord your God with ALL your heart, with ALL your soul, with ALL your mind, and with ALL your strength. This verse helps us realize that worship is more than singing a song. Worship is a lifestyle. It is an outward expression of an inward reality. It is a response to revelation. We must make a heart and mind decision to continually seek first the Kingdom of God, and to obey the Lord in every aspect of your life; every breath you take, every move you make, you desire to please the Lord. It is all about our personal time with Him in study and prayer; it is all about how we treat other people throughout each day; it is all about how we act when no one else is watching; it is all about how we speak of our faith in God publicly. Worship is a lifestyle. Worship is not in the words spoken or sung, in an instrument being skillfully played. Worship is carried in the heart of the person releasing those words and that person playing that instrument.

Sunday morning corporate worship is only as good as our Monday through Saturday life sacrifice. Daily worship - the way we act and live - is directly affected by our personal worship time we spend with God each day. We must keep our lives in tune with God in order to live in harmony with others and to be a sacrifice of praise to our God.

Paul B. Clark, Jr., in his book, Tune My Heart to Sing Thy Grace, states it this way, "Tuning my heart to sing God's grace in worship is much more than a metaphor for a thematic study. It is a lifelong engagement that calls for a full-life commitment and is itself totally dependent upon the sovereign and powerful God whose name it claims and proposes to exalt. Like the guitar string, the heart cannot be tuned without the application and release of tension. Life is lived in a context of many distractions and conflicting appeal that press us in directions that loosen our proverbial strings away from the pitches intended by the Master. Obviously, the guitar is not a self-tuning instrument. Likewise, it is futile for us to attempt to tune our own hearts to sing the praise of the Lord?s grace. A right heart is a necessary ingredient for singing our worship in a manner pleasing to God and in harmony with our fellow believers."

Prayer for today: Lord, create in me a clean heart, and renew a right spirit within me ( Psalm 51:10).
Let my "life" be a song of praise to You.