Worship Team Core Values
“Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another, and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so also you must forgive. And above all these put on love which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body, and be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.” - Colossians 3:12-17
Worship Team Qualifications:
Committed to attending Grace Church (Hebrews 10:24-25)
You should not be going to church just because you are on the Worship Team. It is vital to be filled by the Spirit through consistently hearing His Word. Be a part and involved with the body, fellowshipping, discipling, and being discipled!
A Leader by example (Titus 2:7-8)
We are all seen as leaders and should live our lives as such. At church and away from church; on and off the stage. Worship leading is truly only done by example. Are you consistently entering into worship yourself? The way we live our lives can be a way of worshiping and honoring the Lord, or dishonoring Him as we bear His image. Do you look like you are enjoying worship and engaging with God? Are you?
People look up to you as a leader; give them an example to follow. You don’t want anyone who sees you leading worship in church to be surprised how you are living outside of the church.
Ability to play skillfully (Psalm 33:3, Revelation 4:11)
Jesus desires the right heart in worship, and can use any person and any situation for His glory, but He also deserves skillful, intentional, pre-rehearsed instrumentation.
Ability to play with a team (1 Peter 3:8)
This is not a solo event but a team sport. It takes both humility and skill to be able to play with other musicians.
Committed to serving church leadership and the whole of Grace Church
(1 Thessalonians 5:12-14)
Unity is the key to function as the body of Christ. The pastor and worship team are two important elements that help carry out the full vision of the Lord. The pastor has the support of the worship team and the worship team has the support of the pastor.
Worship Team Expectations:
COMMITTED TO BEING ON TIME (Luke 16:10)
For rehearsals, pre-service preparation and other scheduled events.
Sunday - 7:45am-8:30am
Wednesday - 5:45pm-6:30pm
Thursday - 6:00pm-8:00pm
We will start promptly.
SHOWING UP PREPARED (Colossians 3:23-24)
Our rehearsals are not practice! Rehearsals are the time for the team to put together what each team member has practiced previously. Please spend time practicing your vocal and/or instrument parts at home. This includes knowing all your parts for the songs, having your guitars tuned, and in-ears ready by time rehearsal starts, etc.
Committed to getting better (1 Peter 4:10-11)
God has given us a gift and we must be good stewards in fine-tuning that gift. Are you striving to get better at your craft during the week or are you complacent with where you are at now? Learn new strum patterns, new harmonies, new drum technique, new piano inversions, etc.
Committed to the team (1 Corinthians 12:12-13, James 5:16)
We are a team and a family. We need to be growing together in unity and love with one another. Whether present or future, please bring any hidden strife and disunity to light in order that it can be handled biblically, as according to Jesus in Matthew 18, and there can be forgiveness and unity regrown. This includes the leadership/staff as well as team members!
Commitment to growing spiritually (Colossians 1:9-12)
We need to be committed to maturing in our Christian walk! Our walk with The Lord is not about perfection, but about progression. You are serving on a team who cares about you and is here to help you in your walk. We want to know how we can pray for you, and help walk alongside you as we strive to be more Christ-like together!
Committed to your ministry (1 Timothy 3:2-5)
Family is the most important ministry you will ever have. This is why we are having your spouse sign this agreement as well. We know being a part of this team takes time and commitment, and we never want it to be at the expense of your family and the relationships within it.
Godly actions/decisions (Ephesians 5:1-4, Galatians 6:1-2)
You are a leader among the church. We ask that you represent Jesus in your social media content, your work, and your home. Know that there are things that can temporarily or permanently get you removed from this team. This is not intended to make you fearful, but you are a leader and are expected to live a life that is Christ-like on and off the stage.
If you are struggling with sin in a certain area and need accountability, please don’t hesitate to go to leadership. We are in this life together and called to help one another in love.
What Worship Leading Is Not:
Worship leading is not about impressing people with our talents and looking cool.
Worship leading is not just playing songs for people; putting on a performance.
Worship leading is not just a job you do on Sundays and Wednesdays to check the “ministry” box or earn favor with God.
What Worship Leading Is:
Worship Leading is personally worshiping God while drawing others into worshiping God.
The role of a worship leader must be someone who worships. You cannot expect to lead anyone where you don’t go yourself.
Worship leading is a lifestyle you live throughout the week.