First Baptist Church Joelton

Worship Arts Ministry

Worship is central to the life and work of God’s people. Our Worship Arts Ministry exists to lead our congregation in meaningful worship each week and to provide ministry outlets for those gifted in music, drama, and the arts.

Special programs and evangelistic events are designed to encourage the church and to reach our community and the world for Christ. It is our desire to use our gifts of artistic expression to glorify God in worship and exalt Jesus to our world.

We’d love for you to join one of our worship arts teams. To learn more about any of the listed ministries and how you can get involved, please contact the church.

Music and Worship

Join a team as we offer choirs and vocal teams for kids, students, and adults. We also have a vibrant praise band and instrumental ministry. Stop by our worship choir rehearsal Wednesday evening at 6:30 pm in our Choir Suite. We’d love to have you.

Worship Choir
Ensembles, Quartets and Trios
Youth and Adult Praise Bands
Adult/Kids Praise choirs

Drama and Fine Arts

Our Drama and Fine Arts Ministry is just that—a ministry. It’s not a place for those who want to be on stage, break into the acting business, or see their names in lights. Most team members have never had any formal training to be “actors,” but are focused on presenting life-changing messages through drama.

We have creative drama and dance opportunities for children, students, and adults. Join one of our diverse fine arts teams today … stop by our rehearsal on Wednesday evening at 6:30 pm in room 1101 to meet our leadership.

lyrical dance
human video
black light experiences
reader’s theater
one act plays
dinner theater and more


The Media/Technology Team provides the sound, lighting, video and projection that is vital for great worship experiences and special events. We use state of the art audio, video, and projection systems and provide maximum support to our experiences. If you have an interest or talent in this area, we need people like you! Please contact our Worship Minister, Wes Haley, and let him know you’d like to be a part of this group.

Student Creative Arts

Our church is rich with expressive creatives who long to cultivate connections with God artistically. Whether using paints, sculpture, stencil, stained glass, stitching, or using the ancient art of storytelling at our Harvest Festival, you’ll find many unique opportunities to express your creativity to God through the Worship Arts at FBCJ!








We offer a diverse selection of music classes and private lessons in several disciplines. Our instructors, led by Director Lisa Whitworth, bring years of experience to the Encore Fine Arts Centre along with a sincere love for God and a desire to train musicians for God’s glory. Please email or call the church office if you are interested in classes ( 615-876-0527).

Lessons Offered

 The Encore Fine Arts Centre offers professional, one-on-one music instruction in:

Keyboard Instruments: Piano, Organ
Woodwind Instruments: Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Oboe, Bassoon
String Instruments: Guitar, Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Violin, Viola, Bass

Private lessons are scheduled for a consistent weekly time between the student and the instructor in cooperation with the Encore Fine Arts Centre.  Private lessons will be 30 minutes in length.

Group Lessons are offered in Guitar, Voice, and Songwriting.  Current Group Classes include:

Beginning Guitar: little or no experience in reading or playing.  The student must provide the instrument
Intermediate Guitar: Basic knowledge or major, minor, and 7th chords, ability to read standard notation.
Beginning Voice: Learn the fundamentals of vocal production, breathing, and projection.
Songwriting: How do you get those melodies in your head on paper?  The basics of composition, copyrighting, and tablature will be covered.

Tuition for Private Lessons:

$250.00 per semester.  This includes twelve (12) 30 minute lessons, plus a
student recital midyear, and a formal recital in the spring.

Tuition for Group Classes: $160.00 per semester. This includes twelve (12) 30-45 minute classes, a group

Recital midyear, and a formal recital in the spring.

Payment Policy

 An annual non-refundable registration fee of $30.00 must accompany the completed registration form.
At least one-third of the tuition is due on the first lesson day of the semester.

                                 Group: $54.00                  Private: $84.00
The remaining balance is due during the fifth and ninth week of the semester. All lesson payments must be honored (paid in full) by the end of the semester.








AXIS is the Worship Arts Ministry group, grades 7 through 12. The group uses various genres such as acting, dance, stomp, band, choir, black light, and puppets to communicate the Gospel in a creative and inspiring way. AXIS has been featured in worship services, youth services and FBCJ’s Harvest Festival. Our vision and priority is to minister both creatively and practically to our friends, our church, and communities far and near using talents God has uniquely gifted us with. Our hope is that through obedience, we make His name known among people through personal testimony, acts of service, and artistic influence.