Music Ministry

A Soul-saving Instrumentality. –The melody of song, poured forth from many hearts in clear, distinct utterance, is one of God’s instrumentalities in the work of saving souls.– Testimonies, vol. 5, p. 493. (1889)
The Power of Song. –As the children of Israel, journeying through the wilderness, cheered their way by the music of sacred song, so God bids His children today gladden their pilgrim life. There are few means more effective for fixing His words in the memory than repeating them in song. And such song has wonderful power. It has power to subdue rude and uncultivated natures; power to quicken thought and to awaken sympathy, to promote harmony of action, and to banish the gloom and foreboding that destroy courage and weaken effort.
It is one of the most effective means of impressing the heart with spiritual truth. How often to the soul hard-pressed and ready to despair, memory recalls some word of God’s–the long forgotten burden of a childhood song–and temptations lose their power, life takes on new meaning and new purpose, and courage and gladness are imparted to other souls!– Education, pp. 167, 168. (1903)
Music is the language of heaven and a means by which we offer praise to God. It is to be of the highest quality and rendered in a manner as if in the very presence of God, ministering to diverse ethnic backgrounds, preferences, and needs, while drawing us into a close, personal relationship with Him.