Worship and Music
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TRAINING AND RESOURCES
We are available to help churches seeking ministers of music, working through staff transitions, combining worship services, or inquiring about ideas and resources for ministry. Please call our office if you would like to speak with one of our consultants at 1-800-746-4422, ext. 265 or 770-936-5265.
One-To-One Worship Team Training
Does your church have a worship band? Is your worship “blended,” “multi-generational,” or “more contemporary” in expression? If your instrumentation is band-driven then you have likely discovered that training is a challenge. It’s nearly impossible to get your team to a training event. In addition, the events are in pristine environments with the best sound and media. What if you could have a training event just for yourpeople in your church?
Worship and Music Ministries now has teams that will come to your church and organize a training retreat, working “one-to-one” with your players and singers. The One-to-One worship training team will work with you to schedule on-site training for the following: worship leader, acoustic guitar, lead guitar, drums, bass guitar, keyboard, vocal team, and sound.
Each retreat has a session on biblical foundations of worship. The team will then work on “your music,” providing coaching on playing technique, what to play, and when to play. Themes on worship flow, “the wall of sound,” roles of each participant, and many other topics are covered based on your need! One session covers how to conduct a time saving sound check! Pre- and post-evaluation sessions for your worship leader are also provided.
Worship Renewal Conference
The Worship Renewal Conference is led by Dr. Jon Duncan. The conference can be held in local church settings as well as in Georgia Baptist Associations. Jon has conducted this event in churches, colleges, seminaries, and other settings throughout Georgia and across the country. The primary purpose of the conference is to strengthen churches in biblical worship. Stylistic considerations are explored as well as trends and issues that impact worship practice. Schedule a conference with Dana Bailey. The conference contents include:
- Worship: A Biblical Understanding
- Theological Considerations: A Christocentric Approach to Worship
- Dealing with Change
- Revitalizing Worship
- Trends that Impact Today’s Worship
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Church Music Georgia Conference Vendors
Thank you to the following vendors who support our annual Church Music Georgia Conference. Listing or notice of a particular company does not equate to an endorsement of such company, product or service by the Worship and Music Ministry office of the Georgia Baptist Mission Board.
Organs, Pianos & Handbells:
A. E. Schlueter Pipe Organ Co.
Allen Organ Studios, Inc.
Chapel Music Co. – Rodgers Organs by Chapel Music
Sound Piano Services, Inc.
Steinway Piano Galleries
Music camp in June for children and students who have completed third grade through college freshman.
At SURGE150 participants receive musical training, encouragement, and opportunities for spiritual growth from well-qualified faculty in a safe environment. Students will sharpen their musical skills, whether it be vocally or on a variety of instruments. Training includes choir, orchestra, and a contemporary track. Camp includes mass rehearsals, elective classes in music and the arts, devotionals, worship times, praise band training, and time for fun and recreation.
SURGE150 Children’s Camp
This is a weeklong camp where children will be involved in many activities including choral rehearsal, instrumental classes, recreation, worship, a talent show and many others. They will discover and grow in their personal relationship to the Heavenly Father through music and activities. Music Camp provides a safe, fun, nurturing environment. Children will be assigned to a sponsor who monitors them throughout the day. They will leave camp excited about serving Christ through music.
SURGE150 Youth I Camp
This is a weeklong camp where middle school students will be involved in many activities including choral rehearsal, elective classes, recreation, worship and a talent show among others. They will discover and grow in their personal relationship to God through music and activities. Music Camp provides a safe, fun, nurturing environment. Students will be assigned to a sponsor who monitors them throughout the day. These youth leave camp excited about serving Christ through music.
SURGE150 Youth II Camp
(9th – College Freshman)
This is a weeklong camp where those who have completed 9th grade through college freshmen will be involved in many activities including choral or orchestra rehearsal, many elective classes, recreation, worship, and a talent show among others. They will discover and grow in their personal relationship to God through music and activities. Music Camp provides a safe, fun, nurturing environment. Students will be assigned to a sponsor who monitors them throughout the day. These youth leave camp excited about serving Christ through music.
SONS OF JUBAL
Sons of Jubal is a male chorus composed of ministers of music and others who serve in music ministries of Georgia Baptist churches. Committed to worship enrichment and gospel proclamation, Sons of Jubal presents a series of concerts in Georgia Baptist churches annually. The concert program is widely varied in content, including the Jubal Brass, the Jubal Handbells, Jubal Tones and congregational participation. In addition, Sons of Jubal participates in mission endeavors throughout the state, nation and world.
What People are Saying About the Sons of Jubal
“What a wonderful God-glorifying and gospel-centered concert. Hallelujah!”
“What a blessing in words and music. Praise God for such talented people.”
“Thank you for your commitment to sharing the gospel throughout the state of Georgia!”
“I feel as if I experienced a bit of heaven tonight. Thank you for your service to our Savior.”
“Thank you for making this a worship service and not just a concert.”
Jubalheirs is a female chorus composed of organists, pianists, graded choir workers, college faculty, and ministers of music who serve in Georgia Baptist churches and ministries. In addition to presenting a choral experience that leads people in worship, the Jubalheirs also engage in local, state, national and international mission projects. The Jubalheirs strive to strengthen music ministries in Georgia Baptist churches.
What People are Saying About the Jubalheirs
“God renewed my spirit. What a blessing you have been to me.”
“The beautiful music has touched my heart deeply.”
“Glory to God! Thank you for this evening. Words cannot say what it meant to me!”
“What a blessing to hear so many singing God’s praise.”
“What a blessed spiritual experience. Keep singing and praising God with your voices!”
The Church Assessment Tool
- Designed to help your church discover areas of greatest potential.
- Answer each question to the best of your ability.
- Your scores and key resources will be sent to you via email.