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Sanctuary Choir Ministry Description

As a member or prospective member of this great ministry of First Baptist Church, we want you to be fully aware of the importance of this organization to the worship vitality of our church.  As with any worthwhile endeavor there are expectations of both leader and member alike.  Below you will find the overarching Mission and Covenant Statements for the First Baptist Worship Ministries as well as specific descriptions of what you can expect from your staff and the expectations vested in all members of this worship team

I.  Purpose Statement and Covenant for Worship Ministries

Purpose Statement
The Worship Ministries exists to glorify God through the authentic biblical worship, both personally and corporately, of those He has entrusted to us. Our purpose is also to discover, cultivate, and empower leaders who influence others along The Jesus Way.

I understand that entering into this Worship Ministry is an important calling which will take time, energy, consistency, and commitment.  I, along with the other ministry members, covenant to:
for this ministry, our church and our community
Proclaim the Good News and love of Jesus Christ through the various media of creative worship
Participate in all services and rehearsals with as much regularity as I can
Practice diligently and regularly, realizing that my absence diminishes our potential
this ministry among our membership that all who need to may heed God’s call to join us

II.  As a staff we will provide:

  • Prayerful leadership
  • Core values and beliefs
  • Support for all the ministries of our church
  • Adequate preparation
  • Appropriate care for you and your family
  • A variety of opportunities for worship on Sundays and at special times throughout the year
  • Good communication—the primary vehicle is the Spotlight, published each Wednesday night. If  you are absent, it is available online at FBCA.ORG and Planning Center.
  • Music and materials to aid in worship and rehearsal (sound files and music can be found at Planning Center)
  • Structured rehearsals designed to facilitate musical, spiritual, and community growth

III.  As a member you will be expected to:

  • Prepare spiritually.
  • Regularly attend Wednesday rehearsals.  Be a worship leader in your respective Sunday service each week.  Be on time and ready to go.  Use available resources to prepare on your own (Planning Center, music, etc.).
  • Support special occasions and events involving our Sanctuary Choir.
  • Care for others in our choir and worship ministries.
  • Be in the choir loft as a worshiper, fully prepared and ready to lead others with Bible in hand, fully engaged.
  • Realize the team and ensemble nature of choir.  Without your preparation in joint rehearsals our ability to perform as a group is diminished.
  • Be on the look out for others whom God may be calling into this or other Worship Ministries.
  • Block out dates on Planning Center when you will not be in attendance on Wednesday and/or Sunday.
  • Check the Spotlight each week for pertinent information.
  • Have fun!  Be joyful!

IV.  If you are a prospective member:

  • Please fill out visitor information.
  • We ask you to attend three rehearsals before joining.
  • Make an appointment with Emily Klophaus to determine vocal part.
  • Prayerfully consider the importance of commitment to this demanding and rewarding ministry.

Our work is important.  We believe in the message that we bring.  We want to do our utmost to serve the Lord, our community, and each other.  Together, we will seek God’s strength and leadership so that we may sing His praise.