Worship and Arts Ministry
Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy.—Psalm 33:3 (NIV)
At New Beginnings Baptist Church, we believe that praise and worship are an active, dynamic, integral link between God and His people. This ministry seeks to serve Him humbly in a spirit of excellence through music and to lead others into His presence so that we glorify God as one body with one voice through one Spirit.
Members should view their function as ministers of the gospel through music, dance, and song. Those who serve on the Praise & Worship, along with the Dance Team should view their role as a calling from God. Participants must be born-again believers of Christ, and their lifestyle must resemble that of a born-again Christian.
The Worship Ministry consists of the following: Music Ministry, Choir, and Praise/Dance Team.
Currently our music department consists of a keyboardist, bass guitar, and drummer. However, in an effort to increase our music experience we are seeking volunteer musicians that play the clarinet, horn, or saxophone for future programming.
Choirs have a long history of leading worship. Obviously, the choir has a variety of responsibilities. Their primary role is to support and enhance the congregation in song. As such, the choir becomes an important leader in worship, guiding the gathered assembly in prayer and praise through song.
Choir Weekly Schedule:
1st & 5th Sundays: Mass Choir
2nd Sundays: Female Ensemble
3rd Sundays: Male Ensemble
4th Sundays: Jr. Deacon Board/ Youth Choir
It is our belief at New Beginnings Baptist Church of East Atlanta that the Praise & Worship team is a vital part to the ministry of this body of believers. Members should view their function as ministers of the gospel through music and song. Those who serve on the Praise & Worship Team, therefore, should view their role as a calling from God.
Membership on the Praise Team (in any way) is a position of Christian leadership. The primary function, then, is to lead the congregation in true worship under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. “God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth”. (John 4:24) We emphasize that our purpose and calling is that of leading others into the very presence of the Living God. There is no calling issued for “performances” and “showmanship” – - only true praise and worship. Therefore, members must strive continually through prayer and example to have a pure heart before God and others.
“David danced before the LORD with all his might”
2 Samuel 6:14
Our future goal is to start a Dance Team at New Beginnings. The Breakthrough Dance Team at New Beginnings will be worshiping the Lord through dance as the Holy Spirit leads. Dance Team Members will be dancing freely in the sanctuary, reading scripture, and/or speaking words of knowledge with praise and worship music playing in the Sanctuary. Dancers will be using banners, flags, steamers, and dressed in liturgical attire. Lastly, we believe dance is an outward expression of our inward relationship with the Lord. The team will use technique, form, and expression to communicate to others the intimate relationship that is available to us in and through Jesus Christ.
Dance Team Rehearsal Date and Time: TBD