Our worship ministry exists to joyfully lead the church in exalting Christ.

At Bethel, our prayer is that God would be glorified above all else. As we draw into our weekly corporate worship, the goal of our worship team is to draw the eyes and hearts of our congregation vertically toward Jesus. We believe that the corporate gathering is a picture of how believers will worship into eternity – as one voice proclaiming the glory of our God.

“…addressing one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ…” (Eph. 5:19)

As we select songs as a team, we always want to consider:

Is this song Biblically faithful? All songs that are sung by the church should reflect sound doctrine and be biblically accurate in the nature and character of our Lord. We want to refrain from using songs that are ambiguous, create more questions than worship, and that take our eyes off Christ. Therefore, the songs we sing as a church should be done joyfully with an exaltation of Jesus.

Is the song we are singing congregationally helpful? It’s hard to worship when the songs we sing are not for a corporate gathering or difficult to sing. The songs that are chosen are selected so that the church can sing along together in worship. We believe that every believer should have the opportunity to be a participant in the corporate gathering and joyfully do so.

Does this song help us draw nearer to God? Some of the reasons we sing are to be reminded about who God is, the promises of God to his people, and to proclaim the excellencies of our Savior. When we sing, the song selected should allow us to respond in a God-glorying way. We want our hearts to be drawn genuinely and truthfully toward the Lord in our singing.

Does this song unify our congregation? In the corporate worship context, we strive to have all worship together as one body. Therefore, we do not want our worship separated by time, genre, style, etc. As our congregation is multi-generational, we strive to honor the wide range of musical worship preferences. As you come, you will sing a wide range from classic hymns to modern worship – all of which are theologically rich and important. We strive not to have old vs. new, but rather portray a Gospel picture in which all worship is united under King Jesus.