Missions Mobilization Memo – January 2014
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Missions Mobilization Memo – January 2014

Germany-Flag-32A report from Germany
European Bible Training Center

Music is an integral part of the worship of the Church. When worship music is done right, it can instruct and edify, while at the same time engaging our hearts and souls in praise. The great reformer Martin Luther said, “The gift of language combined with the gift of song was given to man that he should proclaim the Word of God through music.” In fact, Luther’s esteem for music was so high that he once commented, “Next to theology I give music the highest place of honor.”

However, music also has the potential to bring great confusion and disorder to the Church by substituting true worship of God for worldly showmanship and excessive emotionalism. One of the greatest reasons for this worship crisis is untrained “worship leaders” – men who don’t possess the theological foundation, and in some cases the musical skill, to lead Christ’s church in true worship. Sadly, this characterizes the state of many churches in Germany today.

A PRACTICAL NEED
At the European Bible Training Center (EBTC), we want to fill this gap by providing training to music leaders. In September, 2014 the EBTC will offer a new program for those who desire to serve the church by leading musical worship. This one-year program will train students in three crucial aspects of music ministry: theology, personal character, and music technique. Many students will already be in music ministry in their local churches while others will be trained to fill spots in churches where there are needs.

An INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY!
The cost of starting this exciting new training is $10,000. Funds will be used to purchase essential equipment and licenses which are necessary for the start of the program. A generous donor has offered to match giving up to a total of $5,000 so only $5,000 is needed to meet this need!

By partnering with the EBTC, you will help us shape the landscape of musical worship in Germany so that God’s people would bring Him great glory as they sing to Him a new song.

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