Music

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All the nations you have made will come and worship before you, O Lord; they will bring glory to your name.   Psalm 86:9

PRESCHOOL M&M

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Music & Missions is an incredible beginning to learn listening, singing and playing rhythm instruments along with learning about what God created us for, to Love God in our daily worship and to love others through our daily lives. Each age group has opportunities during the year to share their songs and experiences with their families in special programs. The activities and learning experience give a time for biblical teaching about how Christians help other people with humanitarian and spiritual needs through missions.

Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 5:45-7:15 (more information)
Directors: Sally Evitt, Valarie Weeks, Sherri Peterman; Missions Leaders: Jennifer Patterson, Lori Spillers, And Niki Turner

CHILDREN'S CHOIR M&M

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Ashley River Kids (ARK) Choirs Grades 1-6 meet on Wednesday nights during the School year. Through music and Missions training, they learn important truths about God and how to worship Him through their musical talents and abilities. In addition, they work hard to know and understand our purpose to love God and love others through our dedicated Mission lessons. During the Summer, there has been a Music Camp that the older kids get involved in where they learn a fun musical in a week long camp that is a highlight.

Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 5:45-7:15 (more information)
Directors:
Dale Garza, Mary Catherine Lankford, Daphne Rice, Amy Poston Missions Leaders: Julia Murray, Tiffany Horshel, Mary Blitch, Faith Bessinger, Lisa Cochran, Brian Pulaski, Ian Mercado, T.O. Sanders, John Acker

YOUTH WORSHIP ARTS ACADEMY

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God created us to worship Him. He also commanded us to go and make disciples. Therefore, Ashley River Church Student & Music Ministry aspires to train/disciple students in the Arts of Worship. Worship is life; therefore, this is an unlimited area of potential. We want to challenge and provide students with the opportunity to discover learn and develop gifts of the arts toward their created purpose, to worship God. This developing team of WAA leaders will help these students to develop these gifts towards worship.. not as "Worship leaders," but "Lead Worshipers."  Areas of instruction include, but are not limited to, Youth Group Band, Youth Praise Team, Ensembles, Special Music, Skits/dramas, Worship presentation media, sound, puppets, creative movement, sign language, photography, Art/painting, composition, etc. Worship through Arts is only limited by our Creator and in whom there is interest to use those gifts in Worship. If interested in any area of the Worship Arts, please contact the Youth ministry office.

Rehearsals:most Wednesdays, 5pm and some Sundays, 4pm
(sessions planned around interest)
Directors: David Martin, Kent Williams, Ann Marie Fairchild, Daphne Rice, Dan Blackwell, Ian Mercado, Karen Williams, Clayton Spillers, etc.

CELEBRATION ADULT CHOIR

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The lead worship choir for the 11am Traditional Service, this group joins with other vocal groups for special events and seasonal presentations. No audition is required, only a heart for worship, a love for singing, and a commitment to participation in weekly rehearsals and services.

Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 6:45-7:45, Choir Room (more information)
Director:
David Martin, Sr

CELEBRATION WORSHIP TEAM

 The Lead Worshipers guide participants in their worship experience on Sunday mornings by stepping to the front and leading us in our worship experience.  Connect with Pastor David if you want to audition for this team.

Rehearsals: Most Wednesdays 6-6:30pm
Director: David Martin

RISING PRAISE TEAM

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The lead worship team for the 8:30 Contemporary Service, this group joins with other vocal groups for special events and seasonal presentations. Audition/interview is required, a heart for worship, love for singing/playing an instrument and a commitment to participation in weekly rehearsals and services.

Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 7:45-9pm, Activities Building (more information)
Director: David Martin, Sr

SENIOR ADULT CHOIR

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This dynamic choir of senior adults sings for worship services and ministers through music whenever invited to retirement homes, nursing facilities, and other church groups. A love for God, for people and for music inspires the ministry of the senior adult Choir. No audition is required.  Click here for some pictures of our Senior Adult Activities.

Rehearsals: Tuesdays at 10:00am  (more information)
Director: David Martin, Sr 

ORCHESTRA

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The orchestra prepares each week to share in the Traditional worship service. This is a great way to continue to use that gift you have in worship to the Lord. All instruments are needed.

Rehearsals: Sundays 9:30-10am & Wednesdays 5-6pm (more information)
Director: David Martin, Sr

HANDBELLS

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This is a unique presentation of worship music that is open to anyone with a desire to learn. Audition/interview is required, a heart for worship, love for playing handbells and a commitment to participation in rehearsals and services.

Director: David Martin, Sr.

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There are areas of worship throughout the Christ-life. In our organized worship services, leading in worship occurs from the parking lot to the auditorium. Opportunities to serve in worship are unlimited. Here are a few opportunities where you can connect with a lead worship opportunity.

  • Parking lot welcome team
  • Usher/Welcome Center/Greeter
  • Television broadcast Team
  • Phone Counselor/Encourager
  • Sound System Associate
  • Media Presentation/Support
  • Security Team
  • Set Design and construction
  • Skit/Drama Team
  • Creative Movement

Interested in any of these opportunities?

Fill out the response form link, and the appropriate coordinator will contact you about how to get involved, or you may call the church office.

LINK TO MUSIC MINISTRY RESOURCES PAGE FOR MEMBERS