VISION – “Tou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.” Rev 4:11
Clearly and without hesitation, we Glorify God, through Jesus Christ, by the revelation of the Holy Ghost. Joyfully, we prepare for Eternity through our constancy in the faith, our consistency in righteousness, and our consecrations in the service of the Lord. Always cognizant that our personal walk with the Lord speaks louder then any amplifier, we model genuine holiness. Spiritual, musical and educational preparation further enables us to preserve and nurture, yet vigorously proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the world. We are dedicated to motivate, mentor and educate Musicians and Music enthusiast on every level of ministry throughout the Church of God in Christ our community, our industry, and our world.
OUR MISSION – “Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.” Isaiah 6:8
We are reaching for the great recovery of the Spirit of God as in olden days. Empowered, we stand fast on the principles of holiness. With fresh new resources, we have the ability and availability for MORE… ie. MORE souls, MORE opportunity, MORE effective, and far-reaching Ministry. We are commissioned to love His people, for God has entrusted them into our hands.
MUSICIANS - “…for all things [come] of thee, and of thine own have we given thee.”
We are Holy Ghost-filled believers endowed with creative artistic genius and musical abilities from the Lord. Because we know and love the Giver and the Source of all gifts, we are willing instruments, created to worship Him both now and forever.
MUSIC EXCELLENCE – “And Chenaniah, chief of the Levites, [was] for song: he instructed about the song, because he [was] skilful.” 1Ch 15:22
We are striving to insure the capability of musical maturity through God’s anointing while simultaneously perfecting our gift through spiritual and intellectual pursuits. Great emphasis will be placed upon staff development and Nationalized music instruction through accredited public and private institutions/. Area, Regional, Jurisdictional, District and Local facilities will become information centers for Leadership and Artistic Development under the auspices of our Committee on Departmental Excellence.
ANOINTING - …” And they ministered…” 1 Chronicles 6:32
We endeavor to maintain the focus and principal objective of the International Music Department. Our purpose is to minister and skillfully lead the willing believers into Praise and Worship through the powerful, yoke-destroying Anointing of the Holy Ghost with the proper ministry tools; we can empower the believers and mightily convince those seekers, skeptics and onlookers who remain on the periphery.
HISTORY – “And he appointed [certain] of the Levites to minister before the ark of the LORD, and to record, and to thank and praise the LORD God of Israel:” 1 Chronicles 16:4
Accurate documentation, compilation, preservation and distribution of the historical perspective of our musical heritage ensure our truly distinctive worship preference. Because we have this “treasure in earthen vessels” we will be protected from the abyss of anonymity by our aural/oral tradition, as well as contemporary documentation. As the scribes used papyrus and primitive surfaces to leave a written legacy, we will ascribe to our latest technological resources.
GLOBAL INITIATIVE – “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations,…” Mat 28:19
“Gospel fat” is modern-day terminology for an over-abundance of spiritual wealth in a s centralized area. Satellites have beamed gospel messages and music across our solar system. We accept the challenge of true, global Music and Word Ministry. It is our mandate to evangelize through the development enclaves. God’s great commission allows us to “ go into all the world and preach the gospel.” His graciousness allows us two introductory, common ground words of worship as universal “ice-breakers” – “Hallelujah and Amen.”
WORSHIP RESOURCES – “Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name”. - Psalm 103:1
Embrace a plethora of musical styles and varied repertoire! Embrace vocal AND instrumental music! Embrace “call-and-response” and “worship choruses!” Our symposiums will illuminate and enhance our public and private worship. While “maintaining a balance” from the Church of God in Christ perspective. We will maintain our identity and rich musical influence, as well as honor our pledge to service all of our congregants in our worship experiences. As gate-keepers, we serve as “Holy filters” for our
TECHNOLOGY – “ And I gave my heart to seek and search out by wisdom concerning all [things] that are done under heaven: … “Ecc 1:13