Spiritual Formation Pastor
Last weekend 11 people from our worship and sound teams went to the Levite Summit, a two day conference on the worship arts held at Trinity Baptist church. Over 400 artists, musicians, media and sound technicians gathered to learn and to grow from others in the various fields of worship ministry. The keynote speaker was Erwin McManus, who challenged us to be at the forefront of creativity, since we were created in the image of a creative God. He also encouraged us to always give our best, which goes beyond how “cool” or “contemporary” we are, suggesting that a kingdom mindset should be first and foremost on our minds.
Throughout the day we were given the opportunity to participate in break out sessions. Drummers went to drums sessions, sound technicians got a chance to check out what other churches do when it comes to mixing sound and using equipment, and creative types got to sit in on lectures that delved into the creative process. I personally appreciated going to a keyboard session and learning some of the practical ways I can improve my approach to the instrument I play. It was a great weekend.
There are over 30 people between our two campuses that are part of our worship ministry. Avenues for participating include Sunday morning services, youth nights, small groups, and Prime Time. As well, we often require technical skills for funerals, weddings, and special events.
If you are interested in being a part of our worship ministries, please feel free to drop me a line. We are always on the look out for people that have some skills at computers for our media team, or have an interested or experience in running a sound board, or have some music abilities and have had some experience playing in a worship band.
As you can imagine, there are some areas of need that are greater than others, For instance, we are in need of bass players and people that sing harmonies, and would love to have some more people join our sound and media teams. However, in other areas, it sometimes takes awhile to get into the mix of things simply because the need isn’t currently there. Due to a variety of degrees of capabilities out there, we do ask that you go through a simple “get to know you” audition if you want to get involved musically. Pick up our worship brochure at the info desk for more details on how to get involved.