Let's be honest, every one of us has expectations when it comes to being a part of a worship ministry. So often those expectations are left unsaid. And unspoken expectations can still be dissappointed becoming a point of frustration for many. I want to get out into the open the expectations placed on every member of the worship team both spiritually, functionally and musically so that any one at any time can evaluate their own effectiveness on the team. Being on stage is a huge leadership responsibility. Everyone on stage is a leader. The church looks to you as an example for corporate worship. We, as leaders, should live in such as a way as to be worthy to be followed.
1. Actively pursue your own relationship with God throught the study of God's Word and through prayer.
2. Constantly check your pride and humble yourself before the Lord. The temptation to think of oneself as greater than another is especially potent on the stage.
3. Commit to attending the worship service even when not scheduled to play on a particular morning.
4. Commit to listening to the message on the Sunday you serve.
5. Commit to communicating with leadership and fellow team members when moments of conflict arise. None of this "take my ball and going home" business.
6. Participate in the family culture of the team by letting us see who you are. Don't be a loner.
1. Every member is expected to participate in the mid-week and Sunday morning rehearsal for the Sunday service they are scheduled for unless otherwise approved by the Worship Pastor.
2. Every member is expected to value the time of the other team members by being on time for rehearsals and service times.
3. Every member needs to be timely in their response to the Worship Pastor whether through Planning Center, email or phone calls.
4. Every member must give the Worship Pastor at least 1 weeks notice before the Wednesday night rehearsal of a given Sunday if a cancellation is needed.
1. Ability and desire to learn new songs using Planning Center as well as other tools such as online tutorials to learn their specific parts
2. Time to devote to adequate practice on their own in order to come fully prepared for the rehearsal and service(s)
3. Actively pursuing ways to grow musically, particularly in a modern worship music context
1. Ability to stay on pitch at all times
2. Ability to understand and adapt to different vocal stylings, primarily contemporary worship
3. Ability to sing melody as well as learn harmonies by ear
4. Ability to pick up specific parts on the fly as the leader directs
5. Ability to blend and adapt vocal style to other vocalists
6. Ability to engage a group of people and lead them in worhsip through a dynamic on-stage presence
1. Ability to read music charted in Nashville Numbering and adapt what they are playing on the fly as the leader directs
2. Ability to listen to a song and learn specific parts by ear pertaining to their instrument
3. Understands what it means to play in a modern worship setting and adapts personal musical style and perference as needed
4. A working knowledge of scales, chords and basic music theory
5. Ability to improvise as needed and requested by the leader
6. Ability to keep time with a metronome in practice, rehearsal and live settings
//ADDITIONALLY FOR ELECTRIC GUITARISTS
1. Familiar with their equipment and able to adapt their tone and style of playing to fit different genres of music, primarily contemporary worship
2. Willingness to invest in any gear that is needed to faciliatate modern guitar driven worship. This includes, but is not limited to: tube amp and pedals such as overdrive, distortion, delay, and reverb.
3. Before making purchases to supplement existing gear, please talk with the worship pastor so that he can direct you on what may be needed for the room.