Music & Worship
“Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your
heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything,
in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Here at Bridges Community Church, a dynamic Worship and Music Ministry provides numerous opportunities to serve our Lord! Choir, Orchestra, small vocal and instrumental ensembles, Children's Music and Technical Ministries combine to form an active ministry dedicated to proclaiming God's Word and exalting the name of Christ with excellence in this community and throughout the world.
We are always delighted to welcome individuals of all ages to the teamwork, growth and fellowship of the Worship and Music Ministry. You are invited to participate with us in the greatest privilege of all - leading those who attend our services in worshipping our great and glorious God!
For more information, call the Church Office or e-mail Nancy.Bilderback@connectbcc.org.
Here are some ways to get involved with our Music and Worship Ministries:
Praise Service - Our Traditional Service
Membership in the Celebration Choir is open to anyone who desires to use their voice to glorify God by leading the congregation at Bridges Community Church in worship. In addition, the choir sings at special services and musical events throughout the year. The choir rehearses each Wednesday at 7:00 pm in the Choir Room (Room 120), located in the Worship Center, upstairs behind the platform. The choir sings a wide variety of music, including classical, gospel, spiritual, and contemporary selections. New members are always welcome. Previous choral experience and sight reading ability, although not required, is very helpful. Persons wishing to join the choir should at minimum be able to sing the melody of a hymn in tune. Please feel free to attend a Wednesday rehearsal if you are interested in joining.
Instrumental praise is an important part of the congregational worship at Bridges Community Church. The orchestra rehearses Wednesday evenings at 8:30 pm and shares regularly in leading worship in the Praise Service as well as in other special events and services. Anyone who plays at an intermediate level of proficiency on their instrument is invited to participate. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Several vocal and instrumental ensembles, drawn from the choir and orchestra, are utilized throughout the year to enrich the congregation’s worship experience in the Praise Service.
Modern Service - Our Contemporary Service
Both instrumental and vocal musicians make up the team that leads worship in our Contemporary Service. If your gifts and talents fall into one or both of those areas, we’d love to have you join us as we lead those who attend the service to connect with God and with the truth of who He is and what it means to walk with Him. Please contact Robb.Lentz@connectbcc.org if you are interested.
Utilizing well equipped audio, video, recording and lighting facilities, the Technical Ministries team provides the vital "behind-the-scenes" support for regular worship services and church-wide productions. From live in-house operation of equipment to video and audio taping of services and productions to recording of services for national radio broadcast to outreach events beyond the walls of the Church, this team has a critical role in making sure that the good news of Jesus Christ is always clearly seen and heard. Training opportunities are available in live audio, multimedia, recording, video and lighting.
For more information on Technical Ministries, please contact Jason Garvey (email@example.com).
Children's ChoirWorship and the knowledge of music are vital parts of a child's spiritual growth. A fully graded Children's Choir program (K-8) meets Sundays at 6:00 PM throughout the school year with an excellent staff of qualified leaders committed to teaching children spiritual concepts while experiencing and learning music. In addition to singing for two Sunday worship services, the various children's choirs team up each year to present two musicals - one at Christmas and one in the Spring.
- Children's Choirs run September through May with rehearsals at 6:00 PM
Sonshine Kids (4's and Kindergartners) -- Rm 411 with Wendy Huang
God's Kids (1st and 2nd graders) -- Rm 120, Choir Room, with Evelyn Wilkinson
Kids of the Kingdom (3rd-8th graders) -- Rm 620 with Leslie Schneider
For more information about your child's participation, or the possibility of providing adult leadership, please contact Leslie Schneider (firstname.lastname@example.org), Director of Children's Music.
Click here for information on the Spring 2011 performance.
Worship and Music Staff
Robb Lentz, Pastor of Worship: Robb.Lentz@connectbcc.org
Steve Potter, Praise Service Worship Director: Steve.Potter@connectbcc.org
Nancy Bilderback, Assistant to Worship Ministries: Nancy.Bilderback@connectbcc.org
Leslie Schneider, Director of Children's Music: Leslie.Schneider@connectbcc.org
Wendy Huang, Director, Sonshine Kids: email@example.com
Evelyn Wilkinson, Director, God's Kids: Gods.Kidschoir@yahoo.com
Media & Technical Ministries: Jason.Garvey@connectbcc.org
Bernice Gudgel, Program Director: Bernice.Gudgel@connectbcc.org
David Stein, Staff Accompanist : Steinstrings@gmail.com