Eric VanderHeide serves as the Director of Music Ministries and oversees worship choir, the (contemporary) worship team, and seasonal opportunities for handbells and children’s choir. We encourage and cultivate hidden or rusty musical talent, and enjoy instrumentalists among us on several instruments. We are blessed to have many gifted volunteer musicians among us, including several youth, our pastor, jazz pianist Rick Bean, and several adults with professional church music backgrounds.
The worship and music philosophy at Good Shepherd is a special part of who we are as a church and is printed in our bulletin every week:
The style of worship at Good Shepherd is an intentional blend of ancient, traditional, and modern forms of liturgy, prayer, music, and communication. Our starting point for planning each service is God’s Word, the Bible. Each week we seek to provide effective and numerous ways for worshipers to gather around, hear and respond, and go forth into the world with the good and hopeful Word of God in scripture. We also intentionally gather as a family of believers of many ages and backgrounds, and so use all the means at our disposal to invite each worshiper into the presence of God. It is our hope that each person present will not only worship God in Spirit and truth, but also in community. It is a joy and a privilege to worship God with you this morning!