McCarthy Baptist Church Choir

Congregational singing is of utmost importance. God has given us the ability to sing and make a joyful noise unto him. We are commanded to worship him. Psalm 149:1 says to "sing to the Lord a new song, his praise in the assembly of the faithful." We should also be compelled to worship him. In his book Worship Matters, Bob Kauflin writes that "worship isn't primarily about music, techniques, songs, or methodologies. It's about our hearts. It's about what and who we love more than anything." So, it is the choir's job to encourage and lead the congregation in singing to God as an act of worship.

The choir has an important place in our worship setting today. 2 Chronicles 5 and 2 Chronicles 20 speaks to the necessity of the choir in the Old Testament. Paul writes in his letter to the Colossians that we should in all wisdom teach and admonish one another through psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts (Col. 3:16). We see it used by Luther in the Reformation and by many churches in the 17th-21st centuries.

The choir is a great place of community and fellowship. We meet every Wednesday evening from 7:00-8:00PM in the sanctuary directly following Bible Study. Then, the choir participates in the Sunday morning service at 10:30 by singing with the worship team and occasionally singing a special either introducing a new song or focusing on a theme in the text that is about to be preached.

There is no audition required; simply come and be a part of this group whose desire is to love the Lord and love others. For more information, please contact Tyler Bridges at
tyler@mccarthybaptist.org.