CPC Ministries (short for Cuerdas para Cristo) is dedicated to producing professional violinists and cellists for the music ministry in God's Kingdom. We strive for them to know God intimately through praise, worship, and prayer. We want to facilitate their participation with the rest of the band and give them a larger role in all styles of music using both acoustic and electric violins and cellos with all sorts of effects pedals and bowing techniques. We also want them to know how to minister spiritually with their instruments to believers and unbelievers alike and in this way expand God's Kingdom.

Friday, May 31, 2013

I've begun working on arrangements of all the songs we do at church for my students to play when they return to the band. The idea is that whatever the band plays, the violinists always have something prepared for them, and they're not struggling to blend their sound with the rest of the band's. Since we have over 120 songs in our repertoire, this will most-likely be a year-long project for me. After the arrangements are completed, I will probably organize them into a progressive study method.

Last Saturday we had a great presentation. The violinists did a few songs from Suzuki Book 1. Raquel played the bass line of Hillsong United's Kingdom Come with the band on her cello and did an excellent job. Having a cello play with the bass really adds an interesting color to the band's sound.

A real answer to prayer: God has provided JoaquĆ­n and his brother a better place to live where they can practice freely. Thank you so much for all your prayers and financial support. Continue to pray that God's calling will be confirmed in the lives of my students, and that He will raise us all up as leaders in reaching the world and developing His kingdom through music ministry.