Dear Prospective Member

Thank you for your interest in the Lakeland's Southern Gospel Music Association. Enclosed with a letter are copies of: Lakeland's SGMA Mission Statement, Membership Information and application form. Our By-Laws require each prospective new members to submit a recording of some type (CASSETTE, CD, DVD etc) so the board can listen and determine how your ministry would fit in with that of the association. Members are expected to be OUTSIDE MINISTRY that sing various churches and auditoriums in the aren (NOT JUST IN YOUR LOCAL CHURCH, OR NURSING HOMES) a minimum of four to eight times each month. This organization is a ministry dedicated to sharing the love and saving grace of Jesus to the world through the medium of SOUTHERN GOSPEL MUSIC. Southern Gospel Music being what it is shares the love of Jesus and His grace through the presentation of harmony, diction and professionalism. Our members do not consider them selves to be professional entertainers, but their ministry depend on professionalism to draw people together so they may be ministered to. We place a lot of emphasis on preparation, practice, learning parts, stage presence, overall appearance, spiritual awareness and testimony. We believe it is stated best in the scriptures of :
TIMOTHY 2:15 - STUDY TO SHOW THYSELF APPROVED UNTO GOD, A WORKMAN THAT NEEDETH NOT TO BE ASHAMED, RIGHTLY DIVIDING THE WORD OF TRUTH.

We will be looking forward to hearing from you, until then we share our prayers that God will Bless your ministry.

IN HIS SERVICE
Terry Kanipe
The Epps Family
President
Lakelands SGMA