Our vision as a worship team is to participate in and create an environment that welcomes the presence of God and leads the congregation to draw nearer to Him through music and song.
Music is a big part of our culture here at St. Philip’s. We tend to play contemporary worship and praise songs in every age group. There is KIDZ Worship led by Missy Nowakowski in our KIDZ Church which takes place during the weekend services. Kory Grant leads worship during our High School ministry gathering , Acts , which meets Wednesday’s and our Middle School ministry gathering, Hangin’ In, which meets Thursdays. And finally there is a 26 member team led by Deb Martz, which are responsible for leading during our weekend worship services on Saturdays at 6 and Sunday mornings at 10. This team also plays for our Nights of Worship and Prayer as well as Advent and Holy week.
Here are the opportunities to serve on the Worship Team:
• acoustic guitarists
• electric guitarists
• bass guitarists
• keyboard players
• sound team – those who regulate/mix the board, instruments and vocals
• slide team – those who create the slides and those who run the slides during the services
lighting team- responsible for designing lighting for weekend services and special events
Here are the expectations of being on the Worship Team:
1. Practice 1-2 hours per week, every week whether or not you are playing.
Must be able to play one weekend a month every month.
There cannot be more than 5 weeks in between playing.
Must be available during December, Holy Week and Easter.
3. Must have a devotion time.
4. Attend quarterly meetings.
5. Yearly review.
“I can’t do it because I have no time.”
Most of the worship team plays one weekend a month. We rehearse Saturdays at 3:45pm, run through all the songs and then stay and play the service. You will be back Sunday morning between 9 and 9:15 to do a sound check and correct anything from the night before
“I can’t do it because I have young kids”
If I know a head of time, I can arrange for one of our teenagers to come early and they can watch/play with your kids in the cry room while we rehearse.
I have sung my whole life, but being here at St. Philip’s and leading God’s people has, by far, been the most rewarding. Consider using the gifts that God has given to you to praise and worship Him!