Clap your hands, all you peoples; shout to God with loud songs of joy! (Psalm 47:1)
Music is a vital part of worship at Greenwood Forest Baptist Church, as it has always been for God's people. At GFBC, we believe that music opens us up to the transformative movement of the Holy Spirit, helps us grow together as a community, shares the beautiful message of the Gospel with those around us, and allow us to offer our gifts to God and each other in worship. God gives us music as an expressive language beyond word and gesture, and uses music to form us into better disciples. Through music, we can offer to God the heights of our thanksgiving and joy, as well as the depths of our sorrow and pain. We can more effectively express the beauty and glory of God, and more earnestly ask for forgiveness. Because we believe in offering our best to God, we seek to sing and play music of the highest musical quality and theological soundness; and, because we acknowledge the diversity of the people of God and the importance of praying with the global Church throughout history and into eternity, we use music of many genres, times, places, and languages in worship. The music program at GFBC encourages our community to listen, sing, and play actively with emotional, spiritual, intellectual, and physical engagement. During a worship service at Greenwood Forest, you can expect to sing a 500-year-old hymn of the faith alongside a freedom song, to hear a Bach organ prelude followed by a bluegrass number, and to clap along with a spiritual after quietly repeating a Taize refrain. Our music models the beauty of God's diverse creation and the inclusivity we cultivate at GFBC.
Please join the Music Ministry by participating in one of the ensembles listed below or by engaging actively from the pew. No matter what you feel about your own musical proficiency, we encourage you to sing, play, and listen with your whole heart, soul, mind, and strength in worship for the glory of God.
- Children's Choirs — practice Sundays at 9:30am
- Youth Choir — practices Sundays at 4:30pm
- Sanctuary Choir — practices Wednesdays at 7pm
- Praise Team — practice schedule determined by the group
Check out some recordings of our ensembles here.
If you would like to participate in any of these ensembles, or if you play an instrument and would like to play in worship, please contact Rev. Stephen Stacks at email@example.com.