Greater New Birth’s Music ministry is ever growing and is an essential part of our weekly services. We believe that the Gospel of Jesus Christ should be spread throughout the nation and one way that often reaches people is through music.
Ephesians 5:19 says “Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;” The music department of GNB makes it a point to uphold this scripture at all levels. Our very own Pastor has served in many levels of the music department throughout the Church of God in Christ and other organizations.
We welcome you to come and join the GNB family and share your gift whether it be through playing an instrument, singing or liturgical praise dance.
Our Choral Ensembles include but not limited to the GNB Mass Choir, GNB Youth Choir (ages 13-18), GNB Children’s Choir (ages 5-12), GNB Liturgical Praise Dancers and GNB Levitical Praise Team.
GNB Children’s Choir (ages 5-12): “Children are Precious, we Must invest time in them”
The GNB Children’s Choir is a vital component of the Music Department. The mission of GNB Children’s Choir is to educate, develop and inspire our children to attain the highest level of excellence in preparation for church ministry and life. Our goal is that every child has a real relationship with the Lord. A child saved, is a soul saved, plus a life
As a collective we found that singing, and particularly choir singing contributes toward the development of important skills that go far beyond the mere contact with music, it enhances the overall development of ones personality.
When a child sings with other children, it coordinates with them and reaches symphony. Thus singing with others cultivates both sociability and nurtures the experience that each child is making a significant personal contribution to the success of the group.
GNB Youth Choir (ages 13-18):
It is comforting to know that our teens are multi-faceted, multi-talented and musically brilliant. Because of these attributes, this performing ensemble has an innovative, creative avenue of expression by which God is glorified. It is exhilarating to see these young musicians display their skills in directing, singing, playing instruments, composing, etc. during rehearsals and worship services.
The overarching goal of the GNB Youth Choir is to help our young people to grow, musically and spiritually. We desire to usher young talent into the realm of ministry and excellence.
The GNB Youth Music Staff will be working with new vocalists, musicians and directors teaching them how to increase their talents and utilize them for ministry. Our hope is that they will become vital assets to not only the GNB Youth Choir, but to the district, jurisdiction and international music departments.
GNB Liturgical Praise Dance
Dance is an expression or worship that uses the body to interpret the lyrics of praise and worship music. Currently known as the “Daughters of Zion”, our dance ministry is comprised of our young ladies, however we hope to grow this portion of our music department with all that have a gift to minister in this area.
GNB Mass Choir
Choir – “A chorus that sings as part of a religious ceremony; company of people who are trained to sing together; a family of similar musical instruments playing together.” The dictionary gives us the definition of the natural attributes of a choir, but we must look to the Word of God for the spiritual definition of what God had in mind for the aggregation named “Choir”.
Our goal is to create an atmosphere for the Spirit of God to have free course. We understand however, that as the choir ministers, it literally takes territory in the spirit, engaging in spiritual warfare. (Psalms 149, Ephesians 6:12)
The definition as it stands in the natural allows us to see that anyone can sing gospel music, when it is viewed as a mere art form; anyone can perform well, when gospel music is treated as a formula or an equation. However, the ministry of destroying yokes, changing lives and outlooks can only be filled through the anointing and the power of the Holy Ghost.
GNB Levitical Praise Team
Greater New Birth Levitical Praise Team is comprised of a group of people who love God and have a heart for worship. We long to see God’s people be able to enter into His presence. We understand that our role as the modern day Levite is to lead the way, show others how to enter in, prepare the way for the glory of God to be manifested in our midst, as well as encourage the congregation to not just be spectators of the worship experience, but participators.
“But the hour cometh and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship Him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth” St. John 4:23-24
Our goal as with the mass choir is to create an atmosphere for the Spirit of God to have free course. We understand however, that as the levites ministers, it literally takes territory in the spirit, engaging in spiritual warfare. (Psalms 149, Ephesians 6:12). The Levitical Praise Team is 6-8 members selected from the mass choir by the Minister of Music to help set the atmosphere for worship.