Band, Vocals, PraiseMob, Audio & Visual
why are we here?
The purpose of the creative arts ministry is to make much of Jesus. Our goal is not to elevate individuals or even showcase the talent of the band. The only individual we want to highlight is Jesus.
what is our process?
The simple answer is to point the church toward him, and to reflect his character in everything that we do. We want to cultivate a community of love, humility, and service. Our desire is to “decentralize” the stage so that when the music cranks up, the clearest voice in the room isn’t the worship leader’s or a member of the praise team, but the collective people of God.
how do we make much of jesus?
For band members, we want them to shadow another player for at least a month. This time allows people to learn the songs and for us to find their individual skill set.
For audio and visual, we want them to apprentice under an experienced operator until they are ready to serve alone.
For singers, everyone starts in the PraiseMob. This time allows us to share the DNA of the creative arts ministry and place people according to their gifts and ability.
what are the expectations?
We’re not asking for perfection. We are asking for preparation.
Heart Preparation | (Psalm 51:16 & 17, Matthew 15:8, Romans 12:1 & 2) → “Where’s my heart?”
Skill Preparation | (Psalm 33, Colossians 3:23) → “Have I practiced?”
Corporate Preparation | (Psalm 36:7–9, Jeremiah 2:13, Matthew 11:28–30, John 4:1–29) → “Where am I taking people?”
Success on Sunday can be summed in this way: Our preparation helps foster genuine worship. Our hearts are prepared, our skills are prepared, and we help the body prepare to engage with our Savior.
The stage has been set for the Word of God to be preached. Now we sit, ready to receive whatever the Lord would share with us in his Word.