Our goal as a music/worship ministry is to bring glory to Jesus through music. Like everything else in creation, music was created to bring glory to the Creator. Through the effects of sin, our world has taken music and perverted it to exalt and glorify creation rather than the Creator. We have the privilege to use the gift of music for its original purpose and design; to exalt and lift up the name of Jesus. We strive to instill this truth with a multi-generational mindset. Beginning with preschoolers, through the elementary ages, on to involvement in our student choir ministry, and through adulthood, we want to instill a heart for true worship and worship leading.
Cherishing the old and embracing the new, our church’s worship is a blend of contemporary worship songs with traditional hymns in a dynamic style that reflects the hearts of the people of FBC Searcy.
Our team of instrumentalists, seeks to use gifts and talents for leading people in worship each week. Our regular group consists of acoustic and electric guitars, bass guitar, keys, piano, and drums/percussion. We also hope to expand our instrumental ensemble with orchestral instruments in the near future! Our instrumental ensemble rehearses on Wednesday nights at 7pm.
Worship Choir/Praise Team
Our worship choir assists in leading worship each week. This group also regularly shares specials with a desire to encourage our congregation through telling the story of the gospel. From the choir, those interested in taking another step in worship leadership are invited to sing on our praise team. This group of 4-6 vocalists at a time leads on an as-scheduled basis in our weekly worship services. While praise team leadership is preceded by a meeting with our minister of music/worship, our choir is open to any adult able to participate in rehearsals and services. Choir rehearsals are on Sundays at 4:30pm.
As mentioned before, we place a high priority on instilling a heart for worship and worship leadership in kid’s hearts at a young age. We offer choirs for 3 year olds through 6th graders! We seek to engage them in music and worship in exciting ways and provide opportunities for them to share and lead in our worship services. They also get to participate in yearly Christmas and non-seasonal musicals and productions. Our kid’s choirs meet on Sunday nights at 6pm.
Anthem Student Choir
Our student choir is made up of 7th-12th graders who desire to continue growing in musicianship and worship leading. We provide opportunities for them to share and lead here at FBC as well as other places outside of our church. They also have the opportunity each summer to grow and be discipled in all aspects of worship ministry through a worship arts camp put on by our Arkansas Baptist State Convention. We rehearse regularly on Wednesday nights at 5:30pm throughout the school year and during the summer around special events.
Our tech team has grown recently as we have expanded our media ministry. We are always looking for tech-savvy people to join our team! Opportunities for service include running sound, ProPresenter lyric services, lighting, cameras, and recording/live streaming services. This team is open to 9th-12th grade students and adults. Contact our minister of music/worship to join this exciting team!
Senior Adult Choir
This great group of singers who love to sing and share Jesus minister to our local nursing homes several times during the year. Come and join us as we sing some wonderful classic favorites and bring joy to some precious folks throughout our community.