We are a multi-generational church, and we strive to have our music reflect that. We sing a mixture of new and old songs. We are more focused on participation than on preference. God has generously blessed the church with a variety of musicians of different backgrounds. We believe the worship of VBC should reflect the gifts of our member, so this leads us to a musical style that is somewhat eclectic with flavors of folk, bluegrass, pop, rock, and classical. All styles are useful in reflecting a different facet of God's glory. Regardless of the instrumentation, all our efforts are focused on supporting the congregation's singing and worship of their Savior Jesus Christ.
Whether you are a singer, instrumentalist or techie, we have a service opportunity for you in the worship ministry. Contact Pastor Will to get involved in one of these areas:
WORSHIP CHOIR (on hiatus during the pandemic)
The primary function of the worship choir is to be lead worshipers during our Sunday services. They rehearse weekly on Wednesdays at 7:30pm in the sanctuary. This is a "come one, come all" group open to all adults and high school aged students -- no prior musical knowledge required. If you know you would like to join, email Will so he can make sure you have a folder of music before rehearsal.
The VBC Praise Band leads our weekly services. Because we feature many styles of music, there is room for all kinds of instruments. If you have a gift you would like to use in worship leading, please email Will to set up an interview and audition.
ORCHESTRA (on hiatus during the pandemic)
An orchestra helps to lead our services once a month. This group is a blend of people from within our church and guest musicians.
SOUND, VIDEO, AND PROJECTION
We have a dedicated group of people that work to make our services accessible and clear for all attendees both in person and online. The members of the sound, video, and projection teams are an integral part of the worship ministry. If you have an interest in joining this ministry, please email Will.
HANDBELLS (on hiatus during the pandemic)
The handbell choir rehearses seasonally and plays a few times a year. There is always room for more ringers. Interested people should have the ability to read music and can contact Mona Sparks, director, for more info.