Worship at Northwest

Northwest Baptist Church exists first and foremost to glorify our triune God and we do that primarily through our weekly corporate worship gatherings. These worship services are where we hear from God's Word together through gospel-centered and Bible-saturated preaching. It's also where we admonish one another, singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to one another giving thanks to God as we do so.


There are a few ways to be involved in the worship leadership at Northwest if you feel so led. See the opportunities below!

  • Worship choir

    Our Worship Choir rehearses most Wednesdays throughout the year from 6:00-7:30 in the Choir Room. Any musically-inclined believer in Christ age 18 or older is welcome to join - no audition required. Music reading is not required either, but a desire to grow musically is desirous.

    This group sings at least once a month in our morning worship service as well as presents special music services at Christmas, Easter, and usually one additional time in the year.

  • churchestra

    Our Churchestra is made up of instrumentalists of varying abilities age middle school and up and rehearses Sunday mornings from 9:00-9:30 for the morning service each week. Some proficiency on an instrument is required for participation. Some instruments, such as flute and drums, operate on a rotation schedule due to the number of musicians we have. Please email our worship pastor if you are interested in learning more!

  • mixed ensemble

    This group meets in the fall and spring on Sundays at 5:00 and sings approximately 8-10 times per year in the morning service as well as at nursing home facilities from time to time. This vocal ensemble memorizes all songs presented and requires an above average ability musically. Auditions are required. 

  • Vocal team

    Our vocal team consists of 2 to three vocalists who sing with individual microphones with our worship pastor each week. This rotating group consists of our most capable and gifted musicians who also have the right heart for worship and humility needed to take on this important role of worship leadership. Auditions and a trial period are required. Rehearsals take place every Tuesday afternoon (times depend on the week and group on rotation). The vocal teams often present special music as well as lead on most congregational songs weekly. Church membership is also required. 


  • men's instrumental ensemble

    Our men's instrumental ensemble is the most laid-back music group we have and includes amateur musicians as well as our worship pastor himself! Each member must play an instrument, such as guitar or violin, and we rehearse each Wednesday at 3:30 in the Choir Room. The group presents special music roughly 8-10 times a year and also provides music at special events and on-campus outreach events.


  • worship audio/visual (wav) team

    This team is often not made up of musicians, but is vital to the music and worship ministry. Members of this team run all of our audio/visual equipment on Sunday morning and some evenings as well as for special events. Anyone interested in serving in this way must be teachable, a fast learner, and comfortable and proficient with digital and computer technology. Positions are available!


  • kidspraise

    Children ages 4 - 5th grade are eligible to participate in this group that meets Sundays from 6:00-7:00, unless there is a special event. They sing a couple times per year and are led by two of our very capable volunteers. Our KidsPraise director was a music performance major and has a heart to train young worshipers to love Jesus through the singing of His Word in song.