Posted by on Sep 12, 2012 in Articles, Blog | 0 comments

What is Music Ministry all about?

Welcome to the new Music Ministry website…

Music Ministry is an organisation that seeks to train, equip and serve the local church in the UK, encouraging churches in their ministry of the Word of Christ through singing.

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. (Colossians 3:16 NIV 1984)

Music ministry is led by a collective of music leaders involved in local church music ministry across the UK from a variety of local churches, representing a wide range of musical styles.

We aim to humbly serve the wider church in a variety of ways…

  1. Through conferences: training existing music teams both in theological understanding of the Word ministry they are engaged in but also practically so they can utilise to the best of their ability the gifts they have been given for God’s glory.
  2. Through offering and supporting music apprenticeships (link for music apprentices page).
  3. Through supporting the theological and practical development of music leaders/directors already serving full/part time in the local church (link for music leaders training).
  4. Through providing free resources online, such as easy to sing hymn lead sheets, video tips and some theological and practical reflections via the blog.
  5. Through conversations with church leadership teams about a variety of music issues such as financial investment, PA equipment, music styles and introducing new songs.

History

Music Ministry started just a few years ago with a small conference in London, but God has been very kind and the London conference has grown and further demand has meant development of regional conferences. So far we have organised conferences in Edinburgh, Cardiff, Sheffield, Oxford and Birmingham (see conference page for dates in 2012/13).

Our prayer is that through the conferences, apprenticeships and the resources on this website that many music groups and churches are encouraged to enjoy and respond to God in sung praise, allowing ‘the Word of Christ to dwell in them richly’.

 

Andy Fenton