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IES SOUTH WORSHIP MINISTRY HANDBOOK
Because of all that God has done for us through Jesus Christ, our loving and faith filled response is called worship. Worship is actually giving God everything we are because we realize that everything exists by His Power and is intended for His Glory. Through music and Christ centered lyrics we get to express our love and devotion to God in response to all He has done for us.
PROCEDURES FOR JOINING THE MUSIC MINISTRY
- Let us know that you’re interested.
Here are some ways:
- Go to our CONNECT table and have your name, phone number and email listed , or
- register at our website : iessouth.org, or
- send email to : email@example.com, and *for volunteers from IGNITE and YOUNG go to the IGNITE or YOUNG kid’s church pastors and let them know that you’re interested.
- Personal Audition and Interview.
Our team will arrange a personal audition to assess your skill level and a time where we can get to know you better. This will allow us to evaluate whether or not you are ready to be scheduled; or if there are things that we can help you to grow in and work on musically/vocally.
Criteria of Music Team Members for WEEKEND SERVICES:
- Have been regularly attending the worship services at IES South for at least 3 months.
- Have attended at least 3 consecutive monthly Music Collective gatherings.
- LIVING AN AUTHENTIC CHRISTIAN LIFE
We want those who are serving on our platform ministries, such as music and preaching; to be people who are living out their Christian faith as believers and disciples of Christ, and those whose lives are Spirit led and grace filled.
- SKILLFULLY CAPABLE
We are serious in making every effort needed to have our ministry become God’s tool to inspire and lead people to encounter God during our worship services. We want to make sure that all team members are ready and have been prepared for effectiveness in the music ministry.
- LIVING OUR TEAM CULTURE
We believe that we are a TEAM, not a ‘one-person’ showcase. We serve together as a TEAM. Everyone on the team is a leader of the culture. We are leading our culture whether we are on stage or not. We are expected to be team players, (e.g. being engaged during singing time and when listening to the sermon). We will guard the unity of our team by not participating in any form of gossip or anything that may cause division. We serve as one body and one team.
- PERSONAL EFFORT AND PREPARATION
Our expectation is that you make every effort to prepare yourself for success every time you serve. Practically this means: listening to the songs prior to the Saturday practice, memorizing the lyrics of the songs, familiarized with the intros, interludes, endings, chords, choices of sounds, etc. Anytime you are scheduled you are expected to attend all practices for the weekend services and/or special events.
- ATTEND THE MONTHLY MUSIC COLLECTIVE.
ALL WHO ARE SERVING HAVE TO FAITHFULLY ATTEND OUR MONTHLY MUSIC COLLECTIVE (every last Saturday of each month at 12 NOON). It is our opportunity to worship together and align our hearts and minds with the Vision, Values and the direction of IES South and where we believe God is leading us. We share a meal together, worship together through music and a message from one of the leaders of our church. We will have fun and community as we pour into and build the TEAM.
- ABLE TO UPHOLD THE TIME COMMITMENT
Music Team for Weekend Service:
8 Hours of commitment (each time scheduled for a weekend)
Saturday : 3pm-7.15 pm (4 hours, 15 minutes)
Sunday : 7am-1 pm (6 hours)
Saturday: 3pm-5pm (2 hours)
Sunday: 8am-12.30pm (4 hours 30 minutes)
Saturday: 3pm-5pm (2 hours)
Sunday: 7.30am-12.30 pm (5 hours)
We know that everyone is an individual with different fashion preferences and we embrace those differences in our volunteers. However, when we are serving on stage, we ask that all those that are scheduled for our weekend services or special events respect the dress code that we have posted below:
1.Dress modestly and casually
2. Avoid wearing revealing attire: avoid skirts that are above the knees, cleavage bearing tops, torn jeans with holes above the knees, tank tops (also known as vests), sleeveless or shoulder bearing tops, and shorts of any kind. If hands are raised, shirts should still cover the entire abdomen area.