Worship Team Vision, Qualifications, and Expectations
The ElmCreek Worship Team exists to create an atmosphere for the congregation to worship God through music. We desire to lead the congregation into deeper worship, bringing God's people to His throne through musical excellence, creativity, and passion. Above all, we desire for God to be glorified through everything we do as a worship team (Colossians 3:16-17; 1 Corinthian 10:31).
Committed Attender of ElmCreek - The team member is to be a regular attender in worship and actively support the leadership and mission of the Elm Creek Community Church.
Spiritual Growth - The team member is to be a mature Christian, knowing that everyone involved in the worship ministry is seen by the congregation as a leader.
· Colossians 1:9-10
· Colossians 2:6-7
· Ephesians 4:13-15
· Ephesians 4:22-24
· Romans 15:1-2
Talents and Skills - Although we recognize the importance of a pure heart, the musician and vocalists also need to have enough musical skill because we want to be the best that we can be in order to appropriately honor and worship God.
Family Support - It is important that our immediate family members are supportive and willing to accept the necessary time commitments for our Thursday evening rehearsal and Sunday morning rehearsal (which is mandatory).
Able to Co-operate with the Team - Working and blending with others must be a major consideration.
Probationary Period - New team members are required to join the worship team for three (3) rehearsals on Thursdays evening at 6:30pm before leading at a Sunday worship service in order to learn the style of music the team plays and, most importantly, build a relationship with the team members.
Personal Practice - Team members are expected to commit time to individual practice to prepare for group rehearsals and worship services, recognizing that this worship ministry requires a large time commitment and it is wasteful of the team’s time to be unprepared for rehearsal.
Worship Rehearsal - All team members are required to attend the weekly rehearsal and worship services, being punctual and faithful in their attendance.
Communication - If a team member is unable to make it for a practice or Sunday morning worship service, they must give the worship team leader sufficient notice so that any necessary adjustments can be made or substitute can be found.
Personal Worship Time - We encourage a personal relationship with Jesus Christ that is consistent and growing through prayers and bible study. We are primarily worshippers, and we cannot lead others where we have not gone ourselves.
Flexibility - Team members need to be flexible. Things can and will change with amoments notice and it is our job to be prepared and ready for anything that could happen, leading in a positive manner through those changes.