Music and Worship

Worship in Spirit and Truth

The First Baptist Bolivar Worship Ministry exists to lead our church family in God-honoring worship each and every week. Our worship is simply a declaration of who God is, an offering of thankfulness for what He has done, and an expression of our hope in what He will do. We prepare music each week that is theologically sound and Christ-centered so that our worship has a strong biblical basis. We also incorporate times of prayer and scripture reading into all of our services as acts of worship. The participants in our worship ministry understand that their musical talents are gifts from God, and use those gifts to glorify Him, while also leading others to do the same. We would love for you to join us in any area of our worship ministry! We believe that all followers of Christ have gifts to use for His glory, and we encourage you to join us as we use our musical gifts to exalt Him together!

Our choir leads worship every Sunday morning in our Blended Worship Service. The choir leads the congregational singing and presents weekly anthems in a variety of styles. If you are interested in singing with the Choir, please contact our Worship Pastor, Bret Stanford, at bstanford@fbcbolivar.org. There is no audition for this group. Join us! We have a place for you!
Our Orchestra is directed by Dr. Jeff Waters. The First Baptist Orchestra includes brass, woodwinds, strings, percussion, and a rhythm section. We welcome experienced instrumentalists to join us for a few rehearsals to see if it’s a good fit! If you are interested in playing in our orchestra, please contact Jeff Waters at jwaters@sbuniv.edu. We would love for you to join us!
Our handbell choirs ring a variety of music and present their songs in our worship services several times each year. If you are interested in ringing with us, please contact our Worship Pastor, Bret Stanford, at bstanford@fbcbolivar.org. We have a beginning group and an advanced group so we are always looking for new ringers!
The Student Worship Team is a great way for students to use their gifts and talents to honor God through Worship. It's also a great way for students to learn and develop their talents and abilities in a comfortable setting where our only goal is to glorify God together. The Student Worship Team leads worship for students, but also at church-wide events. If you are in Middle School or High School and would like to get involved with this group, please contact Mark Janes at mjanes@fbcbolivar.org. There is no audition for this group. Anyone who wants to learn to lead others in worship is welcome to join us!
Our children’s choirs meet on Wednesday from 6:00-7:00 p.m. during the school year. In children’s choir we focus on training up future worshippers that understand who God is, why we worship, and how we worship. Our goal is to help develop a love for God that will lead to a life full of worship! The children learn exciting songs, study lessons from God’s word, pray, and play! They also present special programs throughout the year! If your child would like to be part of the children’s choir, please contact our Worship Pastor, Bret Stanford, at bstanford@fbcbolivar.org. We have children’s choirs for all children ​​from preschool to 5th grade and children are welcome to join us at any time!
Chimes is yet another way that we encourage children to experience the joy of using musical gifts in acts of worship. Our chimes class meets at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday (during the school year) and is open to children from 3rd to 5th grade. They learn the fundamentals of musicianship and the value of being part of a musical ensemble. The chimes share their music at special events several times throughout the year. If your child would like to get involved with our chimes group, please contact our Worship Pastor, Bret Stanford, at bstanford@fbcbolivar.org.
Music Camp is a week-long opportunity for children in 1st-5th grade to present a full-length musical. Music Camp incorporates singing, dancing, acting, art, biblical devotions, snacks, and recreation into a fun experience for all children. This year, music camp will be June 25-29 from 2:30-5:30, with the final production at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, June 29. Find the Music Camp link on our homepage for more details or to sign up!