Worship Ministry

Rehearsals: Wednesday 7:15pm

Zachary Rogers: 864-814-9184

Our rehearsals are a time of worship and learning music in a friendly welcoming environment. Our worship team strives to produce a great sound and a worshipful atmosphere in our Sunday services. Our goal is to worship and please God as a lifestyle, not just on Sunday mornings. Psalm 33:3, says to “Sing to Him a new song; play skillfully with a shout of joy.” Psalm 148:1, “Praise the Lord! Sing to the Lord a new song, and praise Him in the congregation of saints.” It is our desire and passion to continually improve the talents God has given and to lead others to worship Him.

We were created to worship God. 1 Peter 2:9, “You are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.” God refers to His people as those “I formed for Myself that they may proclaim My praise.” Isaiah 43:21

“Simply put, worship is our response to the presence of God. Therefore, worship is more than merely an emotional “feel good” experience; it is more than a program at church or a concert by my favorite worship leader. Worship is participatory; it is not something done to me by a worship band. In fact, worship is not about me at all; worship is all about God. And, if we allow it, worship can transform us!”

Rory Noland, The Worshiping Artist

 

Colossians 3:17, “And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.” V. 23, “And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men,”

 

Worship is more than just music; it’s a lifestyle!

Choir and Praise Team Expectations

General:

 

  1. Be committed and faithful to attend rehearsals and worship services.

  2. Worship God. “Praise the Lord! Sing to the Lord a new song, and praise Him in the congregation of saints.” Psalm 148:1

  3. Be on time and prepared to worship! Positive attitudes only!

  4. Be flexible.

  5. Keep talking during rehearsal to a minimum and a whisper (sshh). Love you! Thanks!

  6. Everyone on stage is a worship leader, (not just the praise team.) Sing it like you mean it! No “just going through the motions.” God is worthy of our praise even when we don’t feel like it! “Through Jesus then, let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, the fruit of lips that acknowledge His name.” Hebrews 13:15

 

Praise Team:

  1. Praise team members are expected to be godly examples to choir and congregation in and out of worship services, (not just good singers.)

  2. Praise team members may be expected to have extra rehearsal time before or after choir rehearsal time.

  3. New praise team members or soloists will go through a small audition and interview.

  4. New choir members will be required to serve at least 3 months and fulfill the above expectations before auditioning for praise team.

 

Attendance:

  1. Attendance at rehearsal and worship services is important! With a small choir, when members are absent our sound and balance is affected.

  2. Anyone with 2 or more consecutive unexcused absences will not be allowed to participate on the following Sunday.

  3. Anyone with excessive absences may be asked to step down from serving in the music ministry.

 

I understand that we all have busy lives. If you’ve been called to serve in worship ministry then give God your best! He’s worthy of it! Be faithful to rehearsals and services as much as possible. Acceptable excuses include: work, out of town, sickness, death. Unacceptable excuses include: “I’m tired” (everyone is tired on Wednesday evening! Come to rehearsal!! Love you! Thanks!) Hebrews 13:15, Romans 12:1

Choir Leadership

Ronnie Wall – President

Kelly McLean – Soprano Section Leader

Jennifer Cobb – Soprano Section Leader

Kay Kirby – Alto Section Leader

Bonnie Rounds – Alto Section Leader

Wes Gilbert – Tenor/Bass Section Leader

Angie Gilbert – Special Presentation Manager

Donna Lee – Special Presentation Manager

Dress Code

Men and women should dress in such a way that honors God. Any attire that causes an individual to stand out or draw attention to ones-self is unacceptable. As worship leaders our primary goal is to direct all attention to the worship of God. In one word, “modesty.” Examples of inappropriate attire include, but are not limited to:

 

Men: jeans with holes or tears, shorts, clothing with inappropriate messages, tank tops, sleeveless shirts, v-neck shirts.

 

Women: spaghetti straps, bare shoulders, backless tops or dresses, tops that are too tight, work out clothing, shorts, short skirts or dresses, jeans with holes or tears. Dresses and skirts should be at least knee length when sitting unless you have on dark tights.

Want to Join the Worship Team?

To accomplish diversity and musical excellence, we are always looking for skilled vocalists and musicians to be part of this growing ministry. If you are interested, please contact our worship leader, Zach Rogers. Email zachrogers@viewchurch.org