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Worship Arts

Media Ministry

The media ministry consists of those who have an interest and/or creative talent for using audio, video, graphic design, webpage design, and other tools of technology arts to assist those that minister through music, drama, teaching, and preaching in effectively communicating their message in the live or recorded setting. 

Drama Ministry

The drama ministry consists of those who have an interest and/or creative talent in the areas related to dramatic productions, such as script and sketch writers, set designers, light designers, costume designers, actors, actresses, set builders, special effects, directing and stage preparation.  The drama ministry provides creative input and support for various musicals and productions.  

Music Ministry

Angel Praze Choir

Angel Praze is for children in preschool and kindergarten. Throughout the school year children are exposed to different musical instruments, beginning music theory, and much more each week. Angel Praze holds a Winter performance, Spring performance, and has other opportunities to perform throughout the year. 

kidz praze Choir

Kidz Praze is for 1st through 6th graders. Their performances are based on Bible stories and creatively presented like you’ve never seen or heard them before. 

teen praze

Teen Praze is in the initial planning stage.  The vision is to offer a high-quality experience for students/teenagers who sing or play instruments in their school, or otherwise, the opportunity to use their talents to worship and praise Jesus.   With support from the Minister of Music and Youth Pastor, we are looking for an individual with a basic understanding of music who will serve as the volunteer director/leader for the group.  The potential scope of ministry for Teen Praze is exciting.

Summertime singers

The Summertime Singers is open to anyone who loves to sing and is comprised of teenagers and adults who provide choir specials during the summer months.  At its core are members of the Celebration Choir, but it gives those who serve in other areas of ministry on Wednesday evenings during the school year an opportunity to sing in the choir for the summer.  They rehearse from 7:45 to 8:15 on Wednesday evenings in the Choir Suite adjacent to the auditorium.  The Summertime Singers do not wear choir robes and primarily sing for the 11:00 AM service, but on special occasions may be invited to sing for the early service. 

The celebration choir

The Celebration Choir is open to anyone who is old enough to have graduated from high school.  They help provide worship leadership and special music primarily for the 11:00 A.M. service.  Sometimes they do seasonal musicals that are designed as community outreach events.  Their repertoire is stylisitically broad, including traditional favorites, southern gospel classics, and relevant contemporary songs that are biblically sound and heart-touching.  Using music such as that published from The Brooklyn Tabernacle, San Antonio Community Bible Church, Prestonwood Baptist Church, Hillsong Church, Mike Speck Ministries, and others, songs are selected based on their ministry value. Depending on the song, the accompaniment is either live instruments or sound tracks - sometimes both. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings from 6:45 to 8:15 in the Choir Suite adjacent to the auditorium.  People who attend the early service can also enjoy singing in the Celebration Choir at the beginning for the 11:00 A.M. service and then leave.  Typically, those who sing solos or sing as a member of a small group such as duets, trios, quartets, and other ensembles, are exemplery in their faithfulness in the Celebration Choir.  A full choir is a sure sign of a healthy church, so we welcome new singers to join us for a rehearsal.  Contact Bryant Shipton for more information at bryant@hpbchanahan.com.

Instrumentalists

There are a number of opportunities for those who play musical instruments to use their talent for ministry.  There are current openings in the early service praise band and an opening for a keyboard player and horn players for the second service on Sunday mornings.  Plans are under way to start an instrumental ensemble to play specials and provide live accompaniment for congregational singing and the Celebration Choir.  Ultimately, the vision is for the instrumental ensemble to grow into the Celebration Orchestra.  If you now play, or have played a musical instrument and would like to get in on the ground level of the instrumental ministry, email Bryant Shipton at bryant@hpbchanahan.com..

The Highland Bells 

The Highland Bells, as you may have guessed, is a bell choir.  As a part of the curriculum in the preschool choir, Angel Praze, the children are introduced to playing in a bell choir and everyone loves it when they play for church.  The vision is to give teens and adults the unique opportunity to play in a bell choir of their own.  We have a beautiful set of professional concert-quality brass bells.   With support from the Minister of Music, we are looking for a volunteer director-leader who can help the Highland Bells ring once again.  Let us know if you are interested. 

 

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