In any area we use our God-given gifts and abilities, there are certain requirements that help us excel under that particular role in the Body of Christ. We ask you to closely examine yourself to see if FBC Worship is the appropriate area in which to use your gifts. You must...
Have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ
Demonstrate an honest, authentic desire to live a life that is honoring to God
Regularly attend weekend services at First Baptist Church
Demonstrate appropriate musical or technical ability
A Personal Relationship With Jesus Christ
It is impossible for us to lead others in worship if we are not worshipers ourselves. Since Worship Arts Team members are expected to provide an example of and help create an atmosphere for worship for those seeking Christ, one must know Christ to participate.
If you do not personally know Christ, please join in a more casual worship environment that would permit you to use your musical gifts while you seek out a relationship with Jesus. Please contact the Pastor of Worship Arts about such opportunities and how you can get involved.
Demonstrate A Life That Is Honoring To God
Worship Arts Team is a leadership-style ministry - not more important than other ministries, but certainly more visible. Because of this, we approach our ministry involvement as leaders, knowing that our way of life will be "considered by others." This involves a commitment to being and example and a witness in attitude, appearance and behavior. (Ephesians 4:1 "As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received.") If at any time during your Worship Arts Ministry involvement, should you feel that your life is not reflecting well on Christ or His Church and that such actions could be a stumbling block for those looking to your example, we as that you voluntarily step down and remove yourself from ministry. At the same time, you must understand that the Pastor of Worship Arts will not hesitate to ask you to step down in such situations. We do this for your benefit as well as that of the congregation, and encourage you to seek council with a member of the pastoral staff or other believe in working to restore your fellowship with Christ, the Worship Arts Team, and the church body. Our goal is restoration, not condemnation. We all go through times when we need to work through issues and find a place where we can be restored back into ministry.
Please note, going through tough times does not reflect poorly on Christ; our reflection is show by how we choose to respond to those challenging times.
One of the greatest perks of being a part of any team is the ability to depend on others in times of weakness; when those you depend on depend on Christ, there is not obstacle too large to overcome, more is there any burden too great to bear.
Regularly Attend First Baptist Church
You must be a faithful participant in the life of this congregation as demonstrated by your attendance and involvement, regularly attending worship gatherings and other church events. (Hebrews 10:24-25 "And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching.") We further encourage you to consider membership with our church if you are not already an active member.
Appropriate Musical or Technical Ability
As a Worship Arts Team musician, vocalist, artist, or technician, you need to be skilled and talented enough to follow along at the level of the other participants. In addition, you must be a good fit in style, blend, personality and skills. Here are some general guidelines:
Musicians need to be able to:
- Perform well with others
- Lean new material somewhat quickly
- Demonstrate suitable ability and style on an instrument
- Follow lead sheets and chord charts (or show willingness to develop this ability)
Singers need to be able to:
- Perform well with others
- Learn new material somewhat quickly
- Demonstrate suitable style, range, blend and accurate pitch
Technical Artists need to be able to:
- Cooperate well with others on a team
- Learn new information somewhat quickly including equipment use
If this sounds like it would be a good fit for you and you’re ready to take the plunge - complete the form below and we’ll be in touch with you! Be sure to select “FBC Worship” from the ministry team options.