Ministry

Our ministry was born out of our love for music. We love to sing, and we love to sing about the Lord Jesus Christ.

In April, 2009, we followed the call of God on our lives into full-time music ministry. We are learning to listen to His voice as He continues to lead us in this adventure.

"Sing, O ye heavens; for the LORD hath done it: shout, ye lower parts of the earth: break forth into singing, ye mountains, O forest, and every tree therein: for the LORD hath redeemed Jacob, and glorified himself in Israel." (Isa. 44:23)

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Our Underlying Principles

We believe in the inerrent, divinely-inspired Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments. The Holy Scripture is God's written word and is authoritative in every area of life, both belief and practice.

We believe that God loves us, but that we are separated from Him by our sinful nature. God's redemption for mankind is found through His Son, Jesus Christ. By finding a relationship with Jesus, we can walk in fellowship with God. The central means of learning about God is through His Word, the Holy Bible.

Next to having a relationship with God, our family is most important. By working together, we strengthen and encourage each other to help one another live the Christian life in the world. Our goal, as a family, is to encourage others to seek God and follow His Word in their personal, family and church lives.

We believe that we honor God through music that emphasizes melody and harmony, in a way that lets the message of the words be heard and understood, with rhythm used as means of moving the melody along. To invert this pattern corrupts the music and prevents the message from being heard.

Program Format

Our programs reflect our beliefs. We play "Front-Porch Family-Style" music, most of which is taken from a bluegrass or folk tradition. We strive to keep our music light-hearted, although the subject matter is not always trivial. Our hope is that families are encouraged and built up, and together they will make a difference in their neighboorhoods and the world.

A typical program will incorporate several styles and tempos of music, most with instrumental accompaniment, but also several a capella numbers are usually included, and an occassional instrumental thrown in. We trade the lead back and forth between ourselves, to create a variety in the presentation.

Normally, a concert will range in length from 60 to 75 minutes (an hour to an hour-and-a-quarter). We are happy to include special requests, if we know them. If there is a theme for the time together, we can try to arrange our program to direct attention to that. We would ask that the Pastor or an elder open or close the time together in prayer, so that the focus of the concert is on God.

Compensation

We play at churches on a love-offering basis plus a nominal amount to cover some of our expenses. We look to the Lord to meet our needs, and not to any one church or individual. However, please consider that we do have travel expenses over and above our normal living expenses. We hope that you will consider how the Lord would have you be involved in meeting our needs as we come. If we are coming a great distance or for an extended time, we may ask for a higher fee or a guarantee.

If you would prefer to have a set "fee", we will try and negotiate enough to cover our needs. We ask that we can set up a table in the lobby to display our CDs for purchase. Our intent in offering CDs is that people can take our music home and be encouraged there as well.

Non-Church Events

We are comfortable playing at almost any venue. We have played at many festivals, fairs and other community events, and have been well-received. We will be happy to talk with you about how we can help to make your program a success!

How To Contact Us

Look at our schedule page to see if the date you want is available. Then, you can contact us via the contact page. We would love to have the opportunity to help you have a good event. Posters (specific posters are on the schedule page) and other items are available on our media page to help you promote your event. If there is something more we can do to help you, please let us know.