Dr. Bettye Ransom Nelson

God's Anointed Songbird!!

Discussions about the Music Ministry....


On this page I will discuss various topics of music and the task of music ministers and worship leaders as it pertains to the ministry of the church. If there is something that you would like for me to address or speak on in more detail, please be sure to email your questions to drbettyernelson@ymail.com and we will prayerfully address the topic or question.         -- Dr. Nelson




Dear Dr. Nelson, what does it mean to be a Music Minister?

What are the responsibilities and duties really expected?

Dr. Nelson answers:

“It means commitment and the meeting the qualifications such as music training, background in music, and of course the need to be saved and Holy Ghost filled. You see to it that every phase of music provided to the church ( however much music is taking place from the Sunshine Band to the main Sanctuary Choir) is appropriately suited.  Hire only and make sure that qualified people are managing over each one of these entities –singing, directing & playing. You need to be a people person. People that don’t work well with others IS NOT qualified to lead. It takes much patience and compassion when dealing with a body of people who make up a choir or music dept.

What was your reason for asking this type of question? Are you having problems where you are?Be sure you are rooted and grounded in the Word of the Lord. You can’t tell people to do what you’re not willing to do yourself. The best leader is the one who leads by godly example.  If, you’d like to discuss more about this with me, please feel free to email me at  drbettyernelson@yahoo.com . 

Thank you for your question submit.” – Dr. Bettye Ransom Nelson