Equipping the Church Choir for Ministry

A Resource for Church Music Leaders and Choir Members

by Eli Wilson, Jr.



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/21/2008

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 124
ISBN : 9781438903514

About the Book

Historically, the church choir has been labeled as a ministry filled with conflict and tension. The blame for this behavior has been placed squarely on the shoulders of the choir members. However, in reality, the church choir has been a victim of dysfunctional leadership. The people we are privileged to serve will never rise above the level of our leadership. Equipping the church choir for effective ministry is directly connected to leadership that accurately understand the relationship between music and ministry. “Equipping The Church Choir for Ministry” is a resource for church music leaders, choir members, pastors, and seminarians. The book clarify the problems of music ministry leadership; addresses the need for a theologians framework from which to operate; brings to light the power and influence of music on the human instrument; discuss, in detail, biblical foundations of church music ministry and how it apply to us; it addresses the most important issues of music and worship; the importance of planning and implemented an effective rehearsal session; and highlights the leadership challenges the minister of music will face. You will find this book to be a excellent resource for the development of a choir orientation class.

About the Author

Eli Wilson, Jr. is an ordained church music minister with more then 25 years of full-time service. He is and independent recording artist with four solo Cds to his credit. He is a composer, choir director, organist, and soloist. He has more then 100 compositions for SATB, TTBB, Children, and solo voices. His compositions are published in the African American Heritage Hymnal, Zion Still Sings Supplemental Hymnal, The New Century Hymnal, and the New Wine In Old Wineskins Supplemental Hymnal. His composition, “God’s Word Shall Stand Forevermore” has been recorded by Babbie Mason with the Zion Choir of Rhode Island and Keith Pringle. “Acceptable To You” has been recorded by the Ben Hill United Methodist Church and the Trinity United Church of Christ. Eli is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana where he did his undergraduate work at Dillard University in Vocal Music Education. His postgraduate work at Colgate-Rochester Divinity School and The Eastman School of Music, in Rochester, New York was a combined Masters Program in Christian Education and Sacred Music. Eli is Married to the former Brenda Marie Simmons and together they have two sons – Eli III (Tre’) and LeVar (Tone). Currently, Eli travels the country as a church music consultant and advisor.