Philosophy of Music


The Christian faith is a singing faith. Scripture repeatedly exhorts God’s people to “Sing to the Lord.” Song may fill the heart of an individual child of God, or may unite whole congregations in praise. Music has a three-fold purpose at PCPC. First, it is an essential part of corporate worship. Singing in worship is closely related to prayer as we see demonstrated in the Psalms. In worship we have spoken prayers and sung prayers.

We also utilize a variety of instruments for praise taking as our pattern scripture passages such as Psalm 150. Second, singing plays a key role in Christian discipleship. Singing the truths of Scripture plants those truths deeply in our hearts, even as Paul teaches in Colossians 3.16: “Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.”

Third, music and song are useful for ministry. Music ministers to young and old, men and women alike. Song adapts to any context: it celebrates a wedding, comforts at a funeral, ministers to the shut in, proclaims the gospel to the world.