There are a few expectations that we have for those who are part of the worship team. For starters, we expect you to care more about worshiping the Lord than you do about playing an instrument. If a rock band with a spot light is what you are looking for, then perhaps this isn’t for you. Team members are also expected to communicate with Pastor Josh regularly through Planning Center Online. All band members are expected to learn the songs and practice them throughout the week, and come ready to play on Sunday morning. Sound check is at 8:00 am for band members and 8:15 for vocalists.
Our primary objective is to facilitate people in worship. We want to point people to God and lead them as we ourselves exalt Him for who He is and what He has done. Come be a part of this process.
What about you? Do you play and instrument or sing?
Just because the stage seems full does not mean we aren’t looking to grow our team! We are always in need of more people looking to serve God with their musical talents. We desire to have a healthy rotation of people; that way worship team members can also enjoy the service and not have to pour out of themselves every week. We also need people to call on when others need a break or can’t make it due to any number of reasons. The bottom line is WE NEED YOU.
The praise & worship team of Abundant Life is built up of people from all different musical proficiencies. There have been seasons where members of the team serve as professional gigging musicians with this as their primary form of income. We also have members who are fairly new to their craft and learning as beginners. In both cases and everything in between, we welcome anyone who wishes to use their gifts to point people to God.
Media within a church setting is much more than just mics and lights. This team is made up of individuals who are just as focused on worship as those on the stage – you just don’t see them as much. We serve in excellence, making sure our sound mix, light design, camera work, and overall team effort is top notch. The media team ensures a smooth and distraction free service for those in house and those watching online.
The team is responsible for the lighting experience, the sound, and the visual presentation of videos and graphics. The technologies that we utilize on a regular basis at Abundant Life include a Hole Hog digital lighting console, an analog lighting board and a plethora of lights ranging from par 56 can lights to digital LED movers. We use a Yamaha LS9 digital mixing console paired with Aviom in-ear monitors and floor wedges for the vocalists. On the multiple projection screens, we utilize Media Shout from a couple different sources to display the graphics, videos and song lyrics. Our tech allows us to create an atmosphere of worship free of distractions like missed lyrics, bad audio, or miscommunication between musicians.
If you’re a person who loves learning knew tasks, an interest in live production, or already has a background in media then this is the position for you! Our department is always on the look out for volunteers who are willing and able to learn the various arts and get plugged in. If you have a background in any of these areas, you are valuable asset. If you are willing to learn, you are a valuable asset too! We will invest the time necessary into training you in the various arts and tech to serve. Don’t worry we won’t ever throw you in the deep end without proper training.