Ephesians 5:19 outlines the foundation of our music ministry at Lakewood through the singing of Psalms (scripture), Hymns (the songs of the church written through the centuries) and Spiritual Songs (new songs of worship). It is our intention to use each of these forms of music to magnify God in worship. Psalm 33:3 speaks of playing skillfully. Lakewood has an orchestra of 20 playing members in the more traditional service and a praise band which utilizes bass, electric, acoustic guitar, keyboard and drums in the contemporary service. Psalm 150:1-5 encourages us to praise Him with the trumpet, the lute and harp, with tambourine and dancing, with the strings and flute, with loud clashing cymbals. Let everything that hs breath praise the Lord. Psalm 13:6 expresses my heart. "I will sing to the Lord, for he has been good to me."