Music

Music Ministry
Music has the power to inspire as evidenced by Old Testament battles waged with the trumpeters and musicians leading the charge. The book of Psalms is a collection of poems written by King David, many of which were intended to be used as musical settings with musical directions supplied. Throughout the Bible we find that the praise of God were most often expressed with music. We are also encouraged to lift one another up in the same way.
 
Colossians 3:16 says:
"Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach...and as you sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts toward God."
 
Consider these three examples:
     Psalms - actual scripture set to music;
     Hymns - time-tested songs of faith;
     Spiritual Songs - new songs of personal praise and worship.
 
As the verse says, we direct them toward God with heart-felt gratitude.
 
We pattern our music at Crabapple from these examples. Some would call our approach "blended" - we strive to present music in ways that honor God textually as well as musically. It may be through an hymn or gospel song; it may be with a praise song or chorus; in a style that is upbeat or at times contemplative. We use many resources to present our music - choirs, children, youth and adults, soloists, ensembles, instrumentalists, quartets,  and special invited guests. 
 
Rest assured that if you have a musical talent that you would like to offer, you will find a place of service here.

If you would like to find out more about how you can get involved in the choir, orchestra, and handbells, contact Brett Cottrell at bcottrell@crabapplefbc.org.