Worship Ministry

“But the time is coming and is already here when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth. The Father is looking for anyone who will worship him that way. For God is Spirit, so those who worship Him must worship in spirit and in truth.” – John 4:23-24 (NLT)

 

The basis for everything we do within our Music Ministry is Psalm 33:3: “Sing to the Lord a new song, play skillfully, and shout for joy.”  We believe this one succinct verse lays the Biblical foundation for our three avenues of musical worship (choir and ensembles, instruments and congregation).
Worship is expressing love and devotion to our God.  Therefore worship does not happen on Sunday’s during services or on Wednesday nights.  Worship is a lifestyle.  At SBC we want to teach worship as an experience with God.  One way to have this experience is to give back what He has given you.  Music and Drama is a powerful way to do this.  You may be interested in our Choirs, Orchestra, Hand bells or even teaching in our music program.  You may be able to be a part of our Audio/Visual Team  Whatever God has gifted you to do, there is a place for you to use that Gift here at Southside Baptist Church.  We want to help you discover your place of service to God.  Come join us in our service to Him.

Adult Choir

Love to sing?  We have a seat waiting for you in our Adult Choir.  Our choir meets for Choir Rehearsal each Wednesday night at 7pm in the Choir Suite just off of the Commons Area.  Each Sunday morning, our Adult choir leads the congregation during the praise and worship portion of the service.  The choir also presents many special music pieces and dramatic productions throughout the year.  Every other year during the Easter season, the sanctuary is transformed into a mini Jerusalem for the production of our Easter celebration–”The Battle”, which is a fantastic representation of the battle between God and Satan from the time of creation up to the glorious resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  If you have a love for music and drama, come be a part of our Adult choir!

Audio/Visual

The Audio & Visual team is responsible for just what the name implies: the things you HEAR and the things you SEE in our worship services. The Audio & Visual team works behind the scenes to ensure that the services run smoothly (most of the time anyway), to enhance the worship experience (with fancy mood lighting and snazzy PowerPoint slides), and to provide recorded media of our services (like those cool messages, videos and other stuff you can see RIGHT HERE).
Areas of involvement in the Audio & Visual Ministry include sound, lighting, video, and PowerPoint, as well as set up and takedown for all things related to the Audio & Visual Ministry (that usually involves heavy lifting and other manual labor). We even have a little (notice the emphasis on the word “little”) bit of input into this fancy website! During our Sunday services, there are five people needed to operate all areas of the Audio & Visual Ministry effectively (it even takes five to run it ineffectively).
If you are interested in helping out with this vital part of our ministry, please contact our systems coordinator Eric Stephens. He’s the blonde-haired (what’s left of his hair that is) guy that looks like he knows what he’s doing even though he probably doesn’t (if it’s above 60 degrees outside there’s a good chance he’s wearing flip flops too). Or you can contact Bro. Darren Hood. He’s the guy holding the microphone and waving his hand around during the singing part of the service. Or hey, you can just pop in upstairs in the balcony at that big desk right there in the middle that has all those big, scary buttons and switches. You don’t have to be a professional sound technician (Eric certainly isn’t one!), a lighting expert (a 10 year old has done it before!), or a trained professional videographer (some of our guys that do it probably can’t even program a VCR!). You just need a willingness to serve and a little bit of time to learn the ropes (or at least get tangled up in the ropes)! We won’t throw you to the wolves the 1st time you come up to help out (that happens the 2nd time).