Africa is a home of diverse traditional, cultural and religious heritages. One of these heritages and modes of their religious expressions is music. In Africa, music and religion act as a single entity; they are inseparable. The African worship traditions have greatly influenced the contemporary worship practices of African churches. From a cultural point of view, African people do not feel comfortable in a controlled or solemn church environment where emotions are not expressed freely.
African churches enjoy a more demonstrative and expressive form of worship. Therefore, they usually tend to associate their music with movements and actions, such as clapping, stomping feet, dancing, and playing native percussion instruments. Percussion instruments are at the heart of the African music; therefore, percussion plays a vital role in the Christian worship music as well. An interesting feature of the African worship is that members are fully involved in the whole service.
As African churches develop and start to grow into big numbers, music ministries and musicians become very important. They serve local churches and support church evangelism movements. Local churches will also support local music ministries and musicians to join the development of churches.
Let the children of God in Africa praise Him and testify His goodness forever and always!
By the grace of God on September 17th, Jubilee World Ukraine representative Sergiy Cherevatenko took part in a concert, which was held as a part of a program of Nick Vujicic's lecture on the open space. Sergiy is very happy, as he met many musicians, who are believers.
Jubilee Mongolia plans to hold revival worship uniting all members in October. It includes a worship team which used to serve in the beginning of Jubilee Mongolia, youth worship team, teen worship team and dance team.
Fellowship department director said, "Jubilee World encourages to its musicians and members to compose original songs. I wish graceful and powerful jubilee songs confirm and precious products made by Jubilee members."
Jubilee ministry in Chennai along with Faith Community Church are very thankful to Christian musicians who yet again volunteered for the joint event that was held over the weekend successfully.
"Music is the art of the prophets and the gift of God." Martin Luther said.
On July 27, Jubilee World in St. Louis marked the completion of summer programs and campus development. Over 100 volunteers came to help with cleanup and development for the campus during the summer. Volunteers came from YouthWorks, Mentors in Motion, Jubilee Latin America, all parts of the nation and the local St. Louis community to support the vision of community development.