I personally believe music is a way to praise God, ministry or not. Thank goodness for the read the bible in a year program. (Which by the way I am SO behind on. Lauren, don't you want to mail me those bookmarks, so I can catch up).
Anywho, I came across 1 Chronicles 6:32 and thought I'd share.
"And they ministered before the dwelling place of the tabernacle of the congregation with singing, until Solomon had built the house of the LORD in Jerusalem: and then they waited on their office according to their order."
What's that you say Bible, they MINISTERED with singing? With music?
*Diddy voice* Take that! Take that!
Man, I wish I could have found this scripture when I was a teen in the choir and they were telling us we couldn't have a service with no preaching.
People get on my nerves making up stuff talking about it's what the bible says. Thanks God for my own understanding. Amen!