Proclamation Youth Choir
 
Congregational singing in the modern day church is rapidly declining.  In many churches, it has disappeared altogether.  Many factors play into this decline, including the switch from theologically rich hymns to popular praise and worship songs, as well as the inability to follow the praise and worship team.  However, the New Testament tells us that singing is very important and not an option.  We must look at Colossians 3:16…
 
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
 
The text reminds us that “a key element of congregational worship is hearing the congregation. Singing is in the realm of “one-another” ministry, meaning that we are to sing for the other people there.  (Source: Tim Challies)
 
It was because of the concern in the decline of congregational singing that the Proclamation Youth Choir was born.  It is our desire to instruct, remind, and encourage our youth (and families) that we all have a song in our heart, whether it be a happy song or a sad song. The songs we sing and the words we sing really do matter, as these words will find their way into shaping our priorities, our behaviors, and our loves.   “The song that rules your heart will set the agenda for your life, behavior, & your relationships. We must surrender the song in our heart for the song of our Redeemer.” (Source:  Paul Tripp
 

Purpose

The purpose of Proclamation Youth Choir is to provide choral instruction to students that they might learn to effectively and proficiently sing to the glory of God and the edification of others.