Purpose and Vision
It is our belief at Gateway Community Church that the Praise & Worship team is a vital part to the ministry of this body of believers. Members should view their function as ministers of the gospel through music and song. Those who serve on the Praise & Worship Team, therefore, should view their role as a calling from God.
Membership on the Praise Team (in any way) is a position of Christian leadership. The primary function, then, is to lead the congregation in true worship under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. “God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth”. (John 4:24) We emphasize that our purpose and calling is that of leading others into the very presence of the Living God. There is no calling issued for “performances” and “showmanship” – - only true praise and worship. Therefore, members must strive continually through prayer and example to have a pure heart before God and others.
The vision for the Worship Pastor and Senior Pastor is to maintain a musical program of excellence. We desire to have a praise/worship team, including singers and musicians, choirs for special performances, dramas, and live recordings of praise/worship. Special programs for younger children will also be available at times.
Guidelines and Requirements Calling
ATTENDANCE AND PUNCTUALITY
NEW APPLICANTS AND WAITING PERIODS
SCHEDULE CONFLICTS, ETC.
If at any time, a member (including visual equipment operators, sound engineers, etc.) cannot attend a service, rehearsal, etc. they must notify the worship pastor in advance if at all possible so that proper adjustments can be made.
SOUND ENGINEERS, VISUAL EQUIPMENT OPERATORS, ETC.
Lastly, open communication is of vital importance. If at any time a member is confused, discouraged, or unhappy with the way things may be happening at a given time, they are encouraged to speak with the worship pastor, senior pastor, or other leadership. The only way to deal with hurt feelings, resentment, confusion, etc. is to bring it out into the open so that the Lord can help us work through it as a team.
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Praise Team Rehearsal
9:00 a.m. – Arrive ready to rehearse