Get involved in Worship Arts
The Worship Arts Ministry is supported by children’s and adult choirs, solo vocalists and instrumentalists, seasonal orchestra, as well as visual and technical arts to clearly present worship themes.
Make a joyful noise to the Lord all you lands! Serve the Lord with gladness; come before His presence with singing. Know that the Lord, He is God; it is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people and the sheep of His pasture. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving…” – Psalm 100
Check out a video from out last Worship Arts BBQ
“… was in charge of the singing; that was his responsibility because he was skillful at it.” – 1 Chron. 15:22
Solo singing opportunities – those with interest and ability are encouraged to audition with the Worship Arts Administrator to be scheduled for special offertory music during morning services.
One Accord Choir
High school through senior adults rehearse each Wednesday night from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. Frequent participation in the morning services and seasonal presentations are the focus of the choir’s ministry. The ability to match a pitch is required and entry is allowed throughout the choir year. Faithful involvement in rehearsals and Sunday morning presentations is expected of choir members.
Worship Team Vocalists – Adult college age and above. Audition required for inclusion in this worship leadership group. Rehearsals occur each Sunday 3:30 – 5:00pm. Frequent involvement in morning services is expected.
Worship Team Instrumentalists – Adult college age and above. Audition required for inclusion in this worship leadership group. Rehearsals occur each Sunday 3:30 – 5:00pm. A period of rehearsal time is required before being included in the Sunday morning rotation. Frequent involvement in morning services is expected.
Children first through sixth grade rehearse each Sunday morning 10:45am – 12:00pm. Opportunities occur for these young people to lead worship and present special selections. Seasonal musical presentations are also a focus. No audition is required for the choir members; auditions for solo and drama parts are needed according to programming.
Instrumental & Handbells
“Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet; Praise Him with the lute and harp! Praise Him with the timbrel and dance; Praise Him with stringed instruments and flutes! Praise Him with loud cymbals; Praise Him with clashing cymbals!” – Psalm 150:3-5
Solo instrumental opportunities – those with interest and solo level skills are encouraged to audition with the Worship Arts Administrator to be scheduled for special offertory music during morning services.Instrumentalists are encouraged to participate in worship events throughout the year.
Instrumentalists junior high and older are encouraged to participate in the Campus Orchestra. Seasonal presentations are the focus of the ministry. Skill level is a consideration; rehearsals are scheduled according to programming.
Bells of Celebration
Bells of Celebration has been together since 2001. None of the members are professionals. The ability to read music is recommended thought not required. The group thoroughly enjoys each other’s company and even considers themselves a type of small group. Bells of Celebration has a four and a half octave set of english handbells that enables twelve at a time to ring. They also have four octaves of chimes. The group plays in services, participates in seasonal presentations, and is involved in the area as an outreach group.
Handbell ringing was developed in Europe as a way to practice ringing full-size church bells without disturbing the populace. In America the practice is relatively new. It has grown in popularity since The New England Guild of Handbell Ringers was formed in 1937 and the American Guild was formed in 1954.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Who can join Bells of Celebration?
Anyone college age and above.
When does Bells of Celebration rehearse?
Sunday afternoons or evenings.
Where does Bells of Celebration meet?
Behind the Auditorium, in the music room – C101
Who is leading Bells of Celebration?
Not in Bells of Celebration?
Come join us, we’d love to have you!
“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.” – Colossians 4:17
SOUND TECHNICIAN – an able ear and clear reasoning enable one to assist speaker and musician alike for live presentations. Training is given to all; previous experience is helpful but not required.
COMPUTER PROJECTION – Graphic artists and presentation specialists are needed to develop the resources needed for our projection team. Those with working knowledge of PowerPoint and Pro Presenter software are helpful but not required. Training is available.
VIDEO RECORDING – plans are developing for video technology to be implemented for service support and event chronicling. Camera operators, production personnel, and presentation producers are all needed. Prior experience is helpful.
VIDEO EDITING – in light of developing technologies, video manipulation and editing will be necessary parts of the worship arts tapestry. Those using this tableau of related skills are encouraged to contact our Technical Arts Director.
“As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.” – 1 Peter 4:10
Greeters are the first welcoming entity that a person encounters when entering the morning service. Greeters welcome people as they enter the main doors of the Worship Center as well as mingle and fellowship with folks on the patio before, between and after services.
Ushers help with seating, giving out bulletins, being available to answer questions and give directions, and collect the offering.
Hospitality Center Helpers
Campus has an information center on the patio that is open to pick up brochures, purchase tickets, pick up CDs, and get answers to questions.
“Then everyone came whose heart was stirred and everyone whose spirit was willing, and they brought the Lord’s offering for the work of the taebrnacle of meeting for all its service, and for the holy sacraments. They came, both men and women, as many as had a will heart…” – Exodus 35:21-22a
Campus values visual variety. Seasonal and presentational programming often requires equipment and décor elements. Talent and skill is helpful.
Reading and Narrating – the reading of scripts, of prayers, and of scripture is an important component of our worship. Readers are encouraged to make themselves available to narrate or read prepared script. Experience is helpful, but not necessary.
Choreography – our children’s choir is helped by those skilled in developing appropriate choreography for selections of the kid’s musicals and special songs sung in services. Seasonal productions produced by the youth and adults are assisted by choreography as well.
Costuming – on occasion, appropriate costuming will be required to enable actors and actresses to establish characters in support of their prepared lines.
Set Design – “the impression of what could be rules over the expression of what is…” We will develop set pieces and props for sermon series, for seasonal presentations, and for occasional dramatic scenes that give room for the viewer to fill in gaps with their own imagination.
Props and Sets – after the design is developed, a team of able facilitating workers pull together available resources to pull the design off the page and into production.
Directing – directors of acting and Readers Theater are needed to oversee the development of service themes and the support of the troupe that is involved in presentation. Previous acting experience is helpful.
Producer – people with background in multiple arenas of acting, singing, and technical understanding are well suited to assist the Pastor of Worship Arts as producers of events. A skillful producer is detail oriented, able to recruit helpers, and has vision that is tempered with realistic expectations for the production of worshipful results within a short time frame!
Stage Manager – the securing of stage pieces, the set-up and striking of the sets and props, and the encompassing consideration of all service issues are all a part of the success of a stage manager. Physical strength is clearly an asset as well!
Contact the Worship Arts Ministry Team
Have a question about the Worship Arts Ministry or need to talk to somebody? Fill out the form below and the Laurel Dhillon, our Worship Arts administrator will be in touch.