“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thanksgiving in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” Colossians 3:16-17
Singing Ministry – The sole purpose of the Keltys Choir is to lead the congregation to give glory to God through singing. The Keltys Choir meets at 8am each Sunday morning for sound check. We sing and participate in the first service at 8:30am. Following Sunday School, we sing in the 11am service. We also have choir rehearsal every Wednesday night from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. The Keltys Choir is open to any member or attendee, college student through adult, who seeks to glorify God through singing in a larger group.
Instrumental Music – The sole purpose of our instrumental music is to accompany the congregation in singing praises to God. The use of instruments is to bring beauty to the singing of God’s people. Therefore, we strive to not let the instruments be louder than the singing of our congregation. Our Praise Band rehearses every Sunday morning at 7:45am and Wednesday nights at 7:45pm. We currently use piano, bass, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, and drums. We are open to other instruments as well. Playing in the Keltys Praise Band is open to any member, college student through adult, who can play an instrument well.
To sing in the Keltys Choir or play in the Keltys Praise Band, contact Pastor Dave Vandergriff.
The following is our church’s statement on worship.
Six Statements on worship in the local church setting:
- Worship is a way of life for every believer.
- We will not focus on style or musical preference as much as we will focus on songs that bring glory to God, enhance the message of the Word, and encourage believers to sing praises to God.
- Because we will not focus on style or musical preference, we will not encourage church services that are “style-centered”. In other words, we will not have a “classical” service or a “contemporary” service. We believe God’s people need to learn to enjoy many different styles of music. God’s people need to be patient and understanding with one another. God’s people need to step out of the argument about musical preference and step into the argument that music is about God, and therefore about what God wants.
- God is most glorified when the most people express their joy in Him. That means practically that we prefer larger groups singing instead of smaller groups or individuals. While there may be times for solos and special music, we seek to not make that a habit or way of worship. Again, worship is for the whole of believers to gather to worship God. We think the more people who participate, the more who benefit and learn from the service.
- We do not want to accidentally encourage stardom, self-centeredness, or man-centeredness in our worship format.
- We believe that the Bible clearly demonstrates (in the Psalms alone) that believers are to come together and sing praises to God. We are given a full litany of ways to do this in the Psalms. Musical instruments, praise, new songs, shouts of joy, raising of hands, usage of many different instruments, uses of many different tunes and song styles, and solemn exaltation are all used.