At Christ Church Midrand, we love making music to the Lord. It encourages and unites God’s church family when we sing praises to Him. In awe of His majesty and what He’s done, through Jesus, the roof can be lifted and hearts can be changed. It’s a little taste of heaven. Music is a wonderful tool we can use to glorify and praise God. Music lifts us, and the words we sing, if chosen well, help to remind us of the truth of God’s Word as we head out into the week.
As a music and media team, we want nothing more than to hear people respond to the Lord in praise. We strive to play music that encourages singing and our media team supports that effort by using technology as an enabler rather than a distraction. The Lord’s glory is our goal.
What’s our music like?
8am Service: Here is where we sing those old great hymns. They are timeless and together with our pianist and singers, we proclaim them loudly
9:30 Service: It’s contemporary, filled with modern songs written by artists like Chris Tomlin, Hillsong and Bethel. Our sound is very similar to these artists, yet unlike them, we throw in a couple of local songs written in our local languages.
18:00 Service: Similar to the Soweto Gospel Choir, our praise and worship leaders lead in a thoroughly African way.
We welcome skilled musicians to participate in our sung worship on Sundays. Rehearsals for our 8am and 9:30am services take place on Thursday evenings from 19h00 to 21h00 and Sunday mornings at 07h30. Rehearsals for our 18:00 service takes place on Wednesday’s from 3:30pm – 5:30pm and on Sunday’s from 16:00pm – 18:00pm. Participation is rostered and is subject to an audition.
Members of the Sound team serve on Sundays and at special events. Experience in operating digital mixers is an advantage but not a requirement. Involvement is rostered. The Sound Team sets up on Saturdays and arrives at 7am to prepare for the first rehearsal on a Sunday and again at 16h30 for the evening service rehearsal.
The Media Team is trained on Pro Presenter. Involvement is rostered. Duties start at 07h30 on a Sunday morning and at 16h30 on a Sunday afternoon.