Music at TBC

"Shout for joy to God, all the earth. Sing the glory of His name; give to Him glorious praise!"

Psalm 66:1-2

The music we sing at Timberlake is intended to focus attention on God and raise affection for God as we encounter His greatness and goodness.  We accentuate congregational singing, which emphasizes the gathered body singing praise to God with one voice.  Our music is also complemented with members of the body using their gifts to direct attention to God's glory and His gospel through special music selections.  We strive for music that is God-centered, doctrinally-informed, reverential, heartfelt, and joyful.

Our music includes a blend of old and new in various styles, vocal & instrumental.  Regardless, the presentation of music in our worship services is always about ministry, leading people to actively engage in worshipping God.

We want to ensure that Scriptural principles drive what we are singing. These principles can be summarized in four aims that guide us when we sing in the corporate gathering of the church:
 
1.    It should be Congregational - Music is corporate and together in nature. Our aim is people singing together unto the Lord, not a performance of talent.  The worship team serves as shadows and not lights in their leadership.  

2.    It should be Ministerial -The music serves the lyrics and the people who are singing.  Therefore, the sound level and instrumental blend is secondary.  Music is to serve to congregational singing, not overpower it.

3.    It should be Theological- The theological content is didactic in its purpose and truthful in its content.  Singing is an act of worship and therefore should be handled with the same integrity as a sermon. Therefore, each song is an opportunity to exalt the Truth of God's Word.  As we sing God's Truth to one another, our affections for God will be stirred and expressed in praise to Him.

4.    It should be Representational - The worship team must model Bible truths and therefore display a sound testimony as a devoted follower of Christ.  

Our purpose as we sing is to praise and exalt the name of Christ. As we do this, we desire to be a spiritual encouragement to those in attendance by teaching one another through psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs according to Ephesians 5:19-21 and Colossians 3:16.