image shows the band sining with 3 vocalist, inlcuding one playing keyboard and 2 guitarist behind the vocalist.Our Worship and Music ministry takes seriously the call to “let the Word of Christ dwell in us richly…singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in our hearts to God” (Col. 3:16).  Musicians and technical support groups work together to lead our congregation in musical worship on Sunday mornings and in special services throughout the year.  If you would like to explore how your musical or technical gifts may be used in any of the following ministries, please click the links below or contact Worship & Music Director Larisa Forest.

Worship & Music Ministry Opportunities

Worship Choirs: Three vocal choral groups lead the 9:00 a.m. traditional and occasional contemporary services at BVBC – Worship Choir, Combined Choir (seasonal, including Christmas) and Jubilate Deo. Learn more about these choirs and how to join.

Worship Teams: The worship team leads worship at the 10:30 a.m. contemporary service. Learn more about the worship team and how to join.

Handbells: 3-octave, 12 member handbell choir that provides music for the 9:00 a.m. traditional service. Learn more about this choir and how to join.

Orchestra/Instrumental Ensembles: Strings, brass, woodwinds, percussion players using instruments in corporate worship settings and at special events. Learn about more specific opportunities to participate.

Children’s Choir: Our children present a Christmas musical every year and participate in occasional worship services throughout the year. Contact Regina Ontjes for more information. Learn more about the Children’s Choir.

Signing Music Ministry: A team of folks (ages 10+) who occasionally work with our musicians to present a special song in American Sign Language (ASL) as a visual act of worship. Contact Kara Clarke for more information. Learn more about the Signing Music Ministry.

Media Ministry: Team of individuals who coordinate visual displays with elements of worship service. Contact Larisa Forest for more information.

Sound Ministry: Team of individuals who operate sound equipment for worship services, weddings, and special events. Contact Larisa Forest for more information.

Video Ministry: Currently looking for a person(s) to champion this ministry! This team captures elements of our worship services to be displayed during services or on our website. Contact Larisa Forest for more information.

Communion Volunteers: A team of people who prepare and clean up communion for both services on the first Sunday of every month. Contact Cassie Armstrong to volunteer.


Worship & Music Focus Scripture:

Colossians 3:12-17 – Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. 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. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.