Our music

We use recorded music from a wide range of artists. The question often asked is, "why recorded music?" Why not use a praise band or worship leader? Quite simply in using recorded music and projceting the words on a screen, the focus of worship is not a person, or group of people, but just you singing to Jesus. No distractions, no entertainment, just you connecting to the Lord. We have found that we are rewarded with the Holy Spirit touching our hearts in very tangible ways.

Applause is normal after each song, but we are not applauding how good (or not so good) we're singing, but we are giving praise to the one we are singing to. We are "celebrating" Jesus!

On the website for our members, we publish a listing of all of the music used in our worship services. For music that they like, they can go to iTunes or Amazon and then purchase and download the songs. In this way, the writers and artists receive compensation for the work they've done. The church discourages passing burned CD's around.

The church also has a CCLI license that is paid for annually. This is another means of compensating writers for their work. From the CCLI website:

Christian Copyright Licensing International (CCLI) was established in 1988 to provide churches with simple, affordable solutions to complex copyright issues. CCLI helps churches maintain their integrity and avoid costly lawsuits, while also giving churches the freedom to worship expressively and spontaneously.

Celebration Church of Christ 2016