What is worship?

Worship is an act of surrender and submission to God. We glorify him for who he is, what he has done, and what he’s doing. Sunday morning worship is a time to draw near to God as the Holy Spirit draws near to us. Our worship continues long after we walk out of the church doors. Worship is a lifestyle.

Our Teams

We have two teams of volunteers serving in the Worship Arts department: Worship and Tech. Our worship director, Bethany, leads the worship team responsible for practicing and performing music on Sunday mornings. Our worship tech coordinator, Trevor, leads the tech team responsible for Sunday morning slides, sound, and the livestream. We welcome you to join either team as a chance to serve our Lord!

our vision

Our vision in the Worship Arts department is to cultivate a space where our congregation can worship freely, experience the fullness of the Holy Spirit, and encounter God. Our heart’s desire is for the people of Redeemer to love worshipping the King. Every Sunday, our goal is to help lead people before the throne of God by creating a worshipful environment with minimal distractions. Our audience isn’t the people in the pews. Our audience is our Lord and Savior, and we are dedicated to worshipping him as we lead.

Our Values

Worship

We are first and foremost worshippers of God. When we’re on stage or in the booth, our focus is not on ourselves. Our focus is on worshipping God and inviting others to worship along with us.

Personal Discipleship

While other serving opportunities are behind the scenes, worship team front and center every Sunday. With that comes a deeper responsibility. We are a team of people who love the Lord. We want our team members to personally know God and seek him even when they’re not serving.

Excellence

We believe excellence glorifies God and benefits people. From the music played on stage to the slides and soundboard in the booth, we want to honor God with our very best. Our excellence also helps to minimize distractions so that our congregation can focus on God alone. Perfection is not our goal. Instead, we want to offer our first fruits to the Lord.

Teamwork

We are a team that strives to operate as one body. We believe in helping one another, treating others with respect and kindness, and solving disagreements in love.

Expectations from our Teams

God First

God is the focus of everything we do, and we shine the spotlight on him, not ourselves. As much as possible, we encourage you to attend church even when you’re not serving that Sunday. If you can’t make it in person, our 9:30 service streams online each week. Attending church is important because it helps to keep us connected to God. When you serve on Sunday, we’d like you to sit in the worship center for the sermon during one service. It's fun for the worship team to hang out in the worship office, but we also don’t want to miss what God has to say to us that week.

Preparation

We can’t bring our best to the Lord if we don’t prepare for each Sunday’s service. Worship team members are expected to learn and practice the week’s music at home and come to Wednesday’s rehearsal ready to play/sing. Each member will be provided with music well in advance as well as resources to set you up for success. Tech team members are expected to know the songs well enough to properly run slides or mix sound. Tech team members should also show up to Wednesday rehearsals. 

Respect

Everyone on the team respects one another in both word and deed. Respect means showing up to rehearsal and Sunday morning on time and ready to play. It means treating one another with kindness and love. It means responding to communication from the worship director or media and technology specialist in a timely manner.

Serve Regularly

Ideally, each worship team member will serve at least once a month and no more than three times a month. Serving regularly helps you to stay up-to-date on the music we’re playing and keeps you from feeling rusty. It also fosters a greater sense of camaraderie among the team, and serving with friends is much more fun. Tech team members should be prepared to serve at least once a month.

Stay Flexible

Occasionally, being on the worship or tech team might stretch you. You might learn a new skill or adopt new technology. You might learn more music than usual during a holiday season. Maybe a system update changes the way a program looks. Sometimes, it won’t be easy. But when God is our focus, it is always worth it. We encourage you to stay flexible and keep an open mind to all that God has for us.