God-honoring worship is something we strive for. Many church members get involved in our music and drama ministry. Some play their instruments. Some are vocalists. Others are involved in the choir. These volunteers are an important part of the ministry of Ankeny Christian Church, using their talents and gifts to glorify God.
What style of music is offered?
The style of music is an energetic and lively blend of praise choruses, traditional hymns. A wonderful choir and special song selections by invited guests and church members bring God’s message through music. A song leader helps us get into the music.
Joyful Praise Choir: The choir sings and plays at various services throughout the year and special occasions. If you have rhythm, vocal talent or other musical interests, then Joyful Praise may be just what you are looking for. Practice is held on Wednesday evenings from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Praise Team: Our Praise team sings and plays on Sunday morning at both services. Practice is held on Sunday mornings from 9:45 to 10:30 am.
Tone Chime Choir: These Suzuki instruments are a three octave set of chimes. The ability to read music is a requirement of this choir of 10-12 chimers, but late elementary age students through any adult age are welcome to join. Tone Chimes Choir performs in worship during seasonal events throughout the year. Practices are held on Sunday evenings.
Children’s Choir: The Children’s Choir is for children from preschool on up is welcome to come and sing! Our goal is to have fun doing actions songs and learning messages about Jesus and the Bible. Children perform every other month at the beginning of the 10:30 am service and a reminder letter will be sent home with the parents the week before. Angie Schnurstein leads the singing and action songs and Lisa Duffy accompanies the group.
Kristal Bell Choir: The Kristal bell choir is our bell choir for children. (They play on color cue and do not read music.) The children/youth perform on special occasions throughout the year.
Drama team: The Ankeny Christian Church drama team comes together for special occasions. Their presentations are both uplifting and dramatic. They may perform at Maundy Thursday services, Easter and Christmas time. Each year the Children perform a Christmas Program. This program is for adults through children of all ages.
Puppet Ministry: The Ankeny Christian Church puppets present a short message to the congregation (especially the children) once a month. Bible stories, life lessons and musical presentations are just a few of the presentations..Those in fourth grade through adult can participate in this program.