Music is an important part of worshiping the Lord at Center Grove. Though our worship style is more traditional, our choirs sing both traditional and contemporary music using a variety of instrumental accompaniment. In addition to the Chancel Choir providing anthems and special music, the congregation joins in singing hymns and spiritual songs (Ephesians 5:19) throughout the worship service.
Music is a gift from God to His creation. We agree with John Calvin who wrote that “song has great force and vigor to move and inflame hearts to invoke and praise God with a more lively and ardent zeal.” Music enhances the worship experience, but it is not an end in itself. At Center Grove, our primary purpose in music, as in all areas of worship, is to glorify God.
Our music ministry provides opportunities for people of all ages and musical interests. Formal training and music reading are not required – only a love for God and music. The music ministry includes the Adult Worship Choir, Children’s JOY Choir and from time to time, Men’s and Women’s Chorales. Organ and piano, as well as occasional strings, brass, woodwind, and percussion, are used in hymn accompaniment and solo arrangements.
The Worship Choir rehearses Wednesday evenings at 7:30 pm and Sunday before the worship service. High school freshmen through adults are welcome to participate in the Worship Choir and the individual Chorales. Middle School students may participate with director approval. Children participate in the JOY Choir through our children’s ministry.