Music plays such a big part of our lives. Think about it…when the TV is turned on… music, the 6:00 PM evening news comes on…music, in the grocery store… music/ soothing music as you leisurely stole around the store, movies, commercials, public events…almost everything has music somehow involved in the program.
Plato once said that music “is a more potent instrument than any other for education”. You will find many teachers of young children who would agree with him. Recent research has found that music uses both sides of the brain, a fact that makes it valuable in all areas of development. Music affects the growth of a child’s brain academically, emotionally, physically and spiritually.
Music is academic. For some people, this is the primary reason for providing music lessons to their children. A recent study from the University of California found that music trains the brain for higher forms of thinking. Second graders who were given music lessons scored 27% higher on proportional math and fractions tests than children who received no special instruction. Research indicates that musical training permanently wires a young mind for enhanced performance.
Music is physical. Music can be described as a sport. Learning to sing and keep rhythm develops coordination. The air and wind power necessary to sing, blow a flute, trumpet or saxophone promotes a healthy body.
Music is emotional. Music is an art form. We are emotional beings and every child requires an artistic outlet. Music may be your child’s vehicle of expression.
Music is for life. Most people can’t play soccer, or football at 70 or 80 years of age but they can sing. And they can play piano or some other instrument. Music is a gift you can give a child or yourself that will last your/ their entire life.
Music also plays an important roll in the church…Meetings, banquets, fellowships, sporting events, and especially Worship…almost all areas of ministry use some form of music at some point in their ministry area.
So…why should churches have music programs, instrumentalists, choirs or trained musicians? The Bible is full of illustrations why we should you get involved or have your children get involved? It’s very simple. We we’re created to worship our creator, to praise Him. All of the other benefits are just that, benefits.
The Bible says God created all creation to worship and praise Him. Even the fowl and the birds of the air give the Lord praise.
As God’s children, we should love to worship Him and offer Him our praise. The Music and Worship Ministry of First Baptist Church High Springs exists to exalt our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in all that we do, to present Him to a lost and dying world, and to give him our best as we lead in Spirit and in Truth. Believing that God inhabits the praises of His people, we joyfully prepare for and lead in worship weekly, and in special events throughout the year.
We have choirs for all ages from age 3 through senior adult, opportunities for instrumentalists as well as opportunities to serve in technical areas throughout the church.
Student Choir – The Student choir is for students in grades 6 through 12. The choir sings a variety of music and sings once a month in or Worship services. Each year the choir makes plans to participate on a mission trip/ Mission Through the Arts (MTTA) at the end of the school year. We hope along with the message in music that each student will carry what they have learned and experienced through this mission trip with them for the rest of their lives. Being a servant is, being ready for whatever God asks us to do whenever and wherever we are.
Kidz Praise – With help from the coolest music ever written by some of the best Christian artists in Church Music today, we will captivate your kids, grab their attention and start them on their way to becoming a future generation of worshippers.
Celebration Choir – Welcome to the Celebration Choir Information Center This group is for those 18 & Up If you have a passion for worship and a desire to help lead the church in praise…then come join the Celebration Choir!