Music Ministry

Oh sing to the LORD a new song;
        sing to the LORD, all the earth!
Sing to the LORD, bless his name;
        tell of his salvation from day to day.
Declare his glory among the nations,
        his marvelous works among all the peoples!
For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised;
        he is to be feared above all gods.
— Psalms 96:1-4 (ESV)

Music is a gift from God, and like all such gifts is designed to be used to bring Him glory.  At Providence Baptist Church, we believe that the use of music in corporate worship is biblically mandated.  Furthermore, we find it to be spiritually beneficial, both for the appropriate and effective declaration of biblical truth and exultation of God, as well as for the mutual edification of His Church, the body of Christ.

Our approach to music combines elements of both traditional worship services with those of more modern ones.  We employ traditional Western instrumentation (of piano and organ) as well as that of a modern band (guitars, drums, etc.).  We sing hymns, praise choruses, and modern worship songs, and do so using both a vocal choir and a worship band.  We’ve found that, generally speaking*, the music of the older and younger generations are equally useful for the purposes of worshiping our amazing God together!

Getting Involved

The Worship Team is always looking for additional persons who have a heart for worship via the musical arts and the talent, willingness, and commitment to serve God and the local church in this fashion.  In addition to musicians, this ministry relies on the efforts of technicians capable of operating sound, lighting, and visual display systems.

Philosophy and Guidelines

We’ve taken the time to craft some fairly detailed documents describing our general philosophies and practical guidelines around these related ministries.  If you are considering serving in these areas, we suspect that the answers to most of your “What” and “Why” questions may be found by reading them.

Where Do I Fit In?

The following describes how we might route musicians who fall into particular broad categories of talent and interest:

Singers.  All adults with singing talent are invited to participate in our adult choir.  Practices are held Wednesdays at 7:30pm.  No auditions are required – simply come out to a practice and the Choir Director will help you find your role.  (NOTE:  Our adult choir takes a break during the Summer, so no practices or participation in services occurs during those months.)  In addition to the adult choir, we use a few vocalists during congregational music portions of our service guided by the Worship Leader and band.  Because of the visibility of this position, these vocalists are selected only from the pool of volunteers who have already demonstrated commitment to – and aptitude in – other musical ministries of the church (such as the adult choir or youth worship team).  If you wish to serve in this capacity, consider committing to one of these other ministry areas and serving faithfully there until you are asked about assuming a worship vocalist position.

Modern Pop/Rock Instrumentalists.  Generally speaking, the music style employed by the Worship Team at Providence is that of the typical Christian pop/rock band.  If you can play an instrument commonly found in this genre (acoustic and electric guitar, bass guitar, drums, keyboard, violin, folk stringed instruments, etc.), you will be invited to participate in a probationary period during which you will attend practice sessions but will not play or sing with the team on Sundays.  At the end of this period, it will be at the discretion of the Worship Leader as to when you will begin playing in Sunday services.  (Exceptions may be made if you are already actively serving in a similar capacity elsewhere in the church, such as in the Youth Worship Band.)  Practices are held Wednesdays at 5:30pm, and final rehearsals ahead of the Worship Service are held Sunday mornings at 8:30am.

Other Instrumentalists.  If you play an instrument not commonly employed in the worship services at Providence, you’re still encouraged to serve God with those talents, but yours will require a more individualized approach.  If you think your instrument can “fit in” with the worship band, you will be asked to demonstrate this by making an audio recording of yourself playing your instrument along with the original recordings of some popular worship songs we use at Providence.  If your instrument is simply a poor fit for the worship band, that’s okay – there are other music-supported moments throughout our services which offer opportunities for service.  Initiate a dialogue with the Worship Leader about your interests.

Children.  We wish to actively train musicians to use their talents in service to God – age is irrelevant.  So if your child has expressed an interest in serving in this fashion, that’s wonderful!  If your child is a middle- or high-schooler, consider contacting the Student Minister or Youth Worship Leader about participating in the Youth Worship Band.  Younger children who are developing a musical talent should contact the Worship Leader or Children’s Ministry leadership to discuss ways in which their talents might be used in a regular worship service.  Additionally, we have for years offered the Young Musicians JAM Series during the summer, which is a great chance for young musicians with established talent to begin playing music with others in a fun and low-stress environment.

 

* While the songs we select for use in our services are reviewed for their theological integrity, efficacy, and relatability in our specific local church context, our use of those songs does not imply endorsement of everything associated with the songwriters, publishing organizations, or related churches.

Preschool and Children’s Ministries

Uncover the truth about Jesus! At Breaker Rock Beach, kids will learn to recognize the difference between what the world says and what the Bible says. God’s rock solid truth is revealed through lessons and adventures each day for children ages 3 through those who have completed 5th grade.  Register here!

 

 

We strive to connect kids to God by cultivating a heart-transforming personal faith in Jesus Christ through a safe, loving, and fun environment with biblically sound teaching and relational discipleship. We desire to partner with parents to ensure that they are doing their God-ordained job of discipling their children in the home. We offer a variety of activities throughout the year for children and their families. We’d love to have you join us! Take a look at our ministry areas for birth through 5th grade.

Blast Preschool

Birth through Pre-K

SUNDAYS:

9:30 am Grow Groups

10:30 am Grow Groups

WEDNESDAYS:

6:30 pm LIFT

Shine Kids

Kindergarten through 5th grade

SUNDAYS:

9:30 am Grow Groups

WEDNESDAYS:

6:30 pm LIFT

Shine Encore

Kindergarten through 2nd grade

SUNDAYS:

10:30 am ENCORE

Upcoming Events and Activities

More events will be added. Please check back often.

June
June 9th-13th Breaker Rock Beach VBS 6:00pm-8:30pm (3 years old- completed 5th grade)
Uncover the truth about Jesus! At Breaker Rock Beach, kids will learn to recognize the difference between what the world says and what the Bible says. God’s rock solid truth is revealed through lessons and adventures each day for children ages 3 through those who have completed 5th grade. Register here!

July

July 29th-August 1st Kids Camp 10am-1pm (rising kindergarten through rising 6th grade)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

College & Career Ministry

The Providence Baptist Church College & Career Ministry is a safe place for college-aged young adults to enjoy each other’s company while growing together in Gospel faith and practice.

 

Bible Study

We’re gathering on Wednesday evenings for Bible Study from 6:30pm-7:30pm. See the calendar below for details of what we’re studying each week.  

We also have a small group meeting Sunday mornings from 9:00am-10:15am.

 

Upcoming Events

Young adult life doesn’t have to be all higher learning and work and no play.  Whether it be pure recreation or joyfully serving together, we try to find ways to gather and enjoy each other’s company outside the classroom, too.  Watch this space, check out the calendar below, and subscribe to our Instagram feed @pbccollegeandcareer for the most up-to-date information on upcoming events.

 

Impact Student Ministry is changing the lives of Middle and High School Students
by introducing them to a growing and active life with Christ.

The above statement isn’t just a catchy slogan, it’s what IMPACT is all about.  A life with Jesus Christ is exciting, challenging, and the most rewarding experience a person can have and we want to introduce and encourage middle school and high school students to begin and develop that kind of life.  You can download a detailed copy of our Philosophy of Ministry here.

By being a part of IMPACT, you’ll be a part of a group of your peers who are developing that same relationship with Christ.  You can expect to be a part of fun and meaningful youth worship events, deeper discussion in a smaller group of students your same age, and lots of other opportunities for special events like worship events, mission trips, retreats, and other monthly special activities.

Grow Groups

Sunday Mornings at 9am

Grade-based fellowship groups that “do life together.”  You may talk about what’s happening at school, the application of the teaching focus for the week, pray for and with each other, do mission work together, and just have a great time!

Small Groups

Wednesday Evenings at 6:30pm

Our mid-week small groups are a chance for students to gather together to hear a short biblical lesson, then they are broken up into age and gender-specific groups where they make practical applications and experience biblical community together.

Converge

Monthly on a Sunday Evening at 5pm

Converge is a corporate worship event specifically designed for Middle and High School students. Students are encouraged to invite their friends that may not normally go to church.  Each service includes music, prayer, games, and a time of opening God’s Word.

PARENTS:  We require that students participating in off-campus activities have an annual Medical Release Form filed with the Church Office.  This form provides important medical information and serves to protect both your student and the church in the unlikely event of an emergency medical situation.  If the student is under 18 years of age, this form must be notarized.  For your convenience, we will be organizing opportunities for you to meet with a notary here at the church. 

Upcoming Events and Activities

**If finances are keeping a student from participating in an event, please email Evan. We do not want a student to miss out on an event due to finances**

To stay up to date with what we are doing, you can like our Facebook Page: Impact Student Ministry of PBC and follow us on Instagram: @impactyomin 

May

19th – Graduate Recognition and Lunch

High School seniors and their families are invited to participate in our graduate recognition festivities! Seniors who choose to participate will be acknowledged during the morning worship service and a celebration lunch will follow. Please contact Evan for more information about the day. 

19th – Converge (5pm-7pm)

Converge is a corporate worship event specifically designed for Middle and High School students. Students are encouraged to invite friends who may not normally attend church.  Each service includes music, prayer, games, and a time of opening God’s Word. After each service, we will have a FREE DINNER for everyone!

Summer Prayer Breakfast!

Since we do not have our regular Wednesday night discipleship, we still want to get together to study God’s Word throughout the Summer, and we know that food always makes things better! We will meet on several Wednesday mornings through out the Summer to hang out, eat together, and spend some time in the Bible. We will meet in the student center at 9:30am and will wrap up around 10:30am, but if students want to hang out later, that is ok too! Breakfast will be bring you own style, so you can either bring something from home or stop at a fast food place on your way in!

Here are the dates we will meet through out the Summer:

May: 29th

June: 5th, 12th, 26th

July: 10th, 24th

August; 7th 

June

9th-13th – Vacation Bible School

If you have been around Providence for a while, you know VBS is one of our largest ministry and outreach events! We will have hundreds of pre-school through 5th graders on our campus each night and we have the chance to share the gospel with them! It takes a LOT of volunteers to make VBS happen, and we need Middle and High Schoolers to help! If you are available to help any of the nights, please see our church home page or contact Jennifer Pyne. 

19th – Middle School Mission Day (8am-2pm)

Current middle schoolers and rising 6th graders are invited to join us as we look to be the hands and feet of Jesus in our community! We are still finalizing details, but put this day on your calendars! 

23rd – July 1 – Paris Mission Trip

Our Paris Mission Team will be working in Southern France helping to share the gospel with those in the community of Boug La Rine as well has helping the missionaries prepare to share Christ with the thousand who will come to Paris for the Olympics! 

July

15th – 19th – Crossroads Summer Camp – Anderson University – Anderson, SC

Crossroads Summer Camps has been in ministry for over 20 years. Each summer, churches come together to celebrate the Gospel as a family.  This summer all Middle School and High School Students will have the opportunity to enjoy and experience energetic worship and applicable Gospel teaching together. Students will play games, learn, grow, and worship under the teaching of Clayton King.  

Total cost is $325 per student, with a sibling discount of $50 for each additional student, which includes activities, room and board (4 nights lodging and 11 meals), camp materials, and camp T-Shirt. For more information about the camp, please visit claytonking.com SPACE IS LIMITED! 

ALL CAMP SPOTS FOR FEMALE’S ARE FULL, We have 3 open guy spots ! – Please contact Evan to register so we so not overbook ourselves. Spots are on a first come first serve basis. If you want to get on the wait list, please contact Evan. If a spot opens up, he will let you know!

$50 Non-Refundable Deposit Due at Sign Up

$100 Payment Due by April 21st

           Remaining $175 due anytime before we depart for camp on July 15th

High School Mission Day (TBD)

All current high school student and rising 9th graders are invited to join us as we look to be the hands and feet of Jesus in our community! We are still finalizing details, but put this day on your calendars! 

August

4th – Back to School Converge (5pm-7pm)

Converge is a corporate worship event specifically designed for Middle and High School students. Students are encouraged to invite friends who may not normally attend church.  Each service includes music, prayer, games, and a time of opening God’s Word. After each service, we will have a FREE DINNER for everyone! This month is a little different because PARENTS AND SIBLINGS ARE INVITED!! We will spend time praying over the new school year, and commissioning students to be gospel lights in their schools! 

6th – Carrigan Farms (8am-4pm)

Join us for a fun day swimming at Carrigan Farms Quarry! Meet at PBC at 8am and we will return approx. 4pm. Students will need to bring a bathing suit (girls- One piece or tankini/ guys – no speedo or super short shorts), a lawn chair, and a towel. The cost per person is $20 CASH at the door which does not include lunch. Students will need to bring extra money for lunch and or snacks. 

Looking Ahead:

Fall Retreat 2024 – October 25-27