When music has been transmitted it becomes personal to the one who receives it. Perhaps this is why both individuals and communities have music they can call their own, Christians being no exception.
David, in 1 Chronicles 25, set aside a group of people to rehearse and offer music that was suitable for worship, and from thereon, music has been an integral part of the assembly of the people of God. Most of the songs were recorded in the Bible and by that, the people of God identify themselves. Several passages in the New Testament lead us to the knowledge of the use of music. Such passages include (Col 3:16, 1 Cor. 14:15 and Heb. 2:12).
Music is one of the mightiest means of ministry. There is a “life-begetting” power in music that is born of His anointing, upon which the church advances. The music ministry is a combination of the knowledge of music and ministerial work. It requires that one is well versed in scripture, doctrine of the church, and disciplined in all areas of life.
Music can transmit the mind and spirit to unguarded realms. Therefore we are to be attentive to the temptation of allowing the mannerism of performers in getting in the way of real ministration.
To connect music to ministry is being able to find real-life situations that parallel the music we teach or minister. It requires the discipline of learning from those who have been down the road we travel. The church of God is instructed to sing unto our God and maker, and also to one another. Whenever and wherever the people of God meet, there is singing.