Sundays at 10:00 a.m. at the Jefferson Center in downtown Roanoke
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Music Ministry at COR

The band leads the Church Family into the worship of the Living God, so they draw our focus to the Lord, not to themselves. It is not entertainment, and we are not an audience. But whatever we do, we will aim to do it with excellence.

Authenticity

Our musicians, leaders, themes, and repertoire will arise from the spiritual life of our congregation and also aim to be intelligible to our surrounding community and culture.

Blended Worship

Everybody today has their opinion of what constitutes ‘good’ worship music, so our aim at COR is to … Disappoint Everybody Equally! We will not sing long enough for some; not sing demonstratively enough for others; not sing loud enough for some nor quiet and reflective enough for others. (Even in singing, the gospel teaches us that it’s not all about me!)

Gospel

While being sensitive to the church calendar, service content, and the experience of our congregation, our music will focus less on creating an experience of Christ and more on the Christ that we worship.

Creative Variety

We will draw from many of the rich traditions of worship music that is neither exclusively traditional nor contemporary and we seek to incorporate artistic expression from various cultures, styles, and generations.