The DBC Worship Team is a group of dedicated volunteers who meet multiple hours throughout the week to prepare congregational music for the Sunday morning service. Our ministry is based out of Ephesians 5:18-19, "…But be filled by the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing and making music in your hearts to the Lord." Worship through song is an essential part of the meeting of believers. We sing and play as evidence that we are filled with the Spirit, to express intimacy to our Creator, heavenly Father, Savior, and Redeemer, and to exhort and encourage one another.
At Denbigh, most of the songs we sing are in a contemporary Christian worship style. Every season, we focus on a specific set of about 30 songs. We do this so that those leading and participating have ample opportunity to internalize each lyric and melody – truly knowing the songs we sing on Sunday helps us feel more comfortable to express our worship to God. To listen to our current song list, Click here.
On a typical Sunday, our band consists of drums, acoustic guitar, bass guitar, keyboard, and 4-5 singers. Our biggest need is more guitar players, both electric and acoustic, and keyboardists. However, we are always ready to take on more musicians of any kind. Our worship team is led by Rachel Coon. If you are interested in serving the church via music ministry, please contact her at (757) 249-0797 Ext: 201.
About Us - Our adult choir provides the opportunity for those who enjoy singing to hone and train their abilities. Our goal is to proclaim the Word of the LORD in an excellent and skillful manner. We meet weekly to rehearse on Wednesdays from 7:00pm-8:30pm. Performances occur in the church service once a month. We also perform full choral programs 3 times a year. No choral experience is required to join this group.
Why We Sing - During the time of King David, trained singers and musicians would lead worship in the temple. These musicians were under the direction of the King's appointed music directors. We know from 1 Chronicles 25 that there were 288 trained singers!! This skillful chorus would proclaim psalms to the people gathered for worship. Here are some of the words that were sung by the choirs of ancient Israel:
"I love you, O LORD, my strength. The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold." Psalm 18:1-2
"The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork." Psalm 19:1
"Oh sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth! Sing to the LORD, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples!" Psalm 96:1-3
"Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!" Psalm 139:23-24
Contact - Rachel Coon is the DBC choral director. Rachel has a Bachelor's degree in Choral Music Education, has many private voice students, and she currently sings professionally with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus. If you would like to join the choir or you have any questions, please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or (757) 813-0124.
Those who serve on our tech team are crucial to our Sunday morning worship in helping things to run smoothly and efficiently. They also help with music rehearsals throughout the week. If you are technologically savvy, consider serving your church by joining the hard-working folks upstairs. Here are some of the areas that need your help:
- Running the sound board at mid-week rehearsals and on Sunday morning
- Uploading and controlling slides for the Sunday morning worship music, sermon, and announcements
- Setting up, recording, and uploading the sermon video each week
- Evaluating audio and visual needs for the church