Advent is Here!

We are now in the season of Advent, the season of 40 days leading up to Christmas, which helps us to prepare for the celebration of the birth of Christ. As I said in my article last month, after the unpredictability of 2020, I’m resting in the fact that the rhythm of this season will […]

Growing in Understanding

I will pray with my spirit, but I will also pray with understanding; I will sing with my spirit, but I will also sing with my understanding.  1 Corinthians 14:15 NIV  As we enter the 2019-2020 ministry year, we begin by directing our attention toward a verse that will guide much of what we do […]

Trinity’s Music History by Jacob Sensenig

Trinity’s Music History Billy Ray Hearn, Leroy Yarbrough, Tommy Lyons, Randy Edwards, and Donn Wisdom are only five of the individuals who served as Minister of Music (or some combination of that title) at Trinity Baptist Church over the last 70 years. Together these five men account for almost 55 years of service at TBC, […]

Radical Witness through Music & Community by Jacob Sensenig

Radical Witness through Music & Community In March of 2016, I made a pilgrimage to the Taizé Community in Burgundy, France with three friends from Canada and Germany. We had been drawn together by a mutual love of traveling, the contemplative tradition of worship, and a love for cross-cultural engagement with Scripture. The Taizé Community […]

How Do We Worship Such a Creative God? by Jacob Sensenig

How Do We Worship Such a Creative God? by Jacob Sensenig “In the beginning God created…” Literally EVERYTHING! Scripture goes on to tell us that God created humanity in his own image. We, whom the psalmist says have been “crowned with glory and honor,” are made in the image of an infinitely creative God who […]

Approaching Advent by Jacob Sensenig

Approaching Advent November should be a “calm before the storm” season, but for the Music and Worship Arts Ministry it often seems like the “storm before the even bigger storm.” The choirs and orchestra are feverishly preparing music for the Advent and Christmas season and from my vantage point as the person who is planning […]

Sing to God with Gratitude in Your Hearts

Sing to God with Gratitude in Your Hearts Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. Psalm 95:1-2 Each year, the Music and Worship Arts Ministry highlights one verse to […]

New Beginnings

The fall is always an exciting season in the Music & Worship Arts Ministry as our full programming gets back into full swing! The sounds of Children’s Choirs and Chorale and Orchestra rehearsals fill the church and our Sunday morning worship services are once again energized by these ensembles. This is also the time of […]

Just the Beginning

Just the Beginning It’s hard for me to believe that exactly one year ago this month God brought me to Trinity Baptist Church; and what a year it has been! My first day in the office was March 8th and I hit the ground running, with only 4 weeks until the first combined worship service […]

Connecting to our Past

Connecting to our Past As we begin the new year and we dream about what 2018 might hold, I’m still reflecting upon the incredible music that was made this Fall, especially during the Christmas season. I’ve had numerous members of the congregation send me an email, drop by my office, or catch me in the […]