MINISTRIES AND TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
The Worship Team is an auditioned group of musicians including vocalists and rhythm section players. The team leads the Sunday morning worship and special events throughout the year. Singers must be able to blend, ability to memorize and also find harmonies. Ability to read music is a plus but not a requirement. The team follows a monthly rotation and scheduling is based on individual’s availability and on the worship set demand.
The Worship Team currenlty has some open spots for Vocals (specially male), Keys, Guitars (Acoustic, Electric and Bass) as well as Drums. Please contact Pastor Will for additional information or to schedule your audition
If you love singing and have a heart for worship, consider joining this dynamic worship-leading team. The worship choir supports the congregational singing as well as providing special music during our Sunday morning gatherings and special events. The worship choir rehearses on Wednesdays after the UCL scheduled times throughout the year. There is no audition and singers age 16 and above are welcome to join.
Throughout the year there are several opportunities for those who play brass, strings, woodwinds or percussion instruments to create variety and to enhance the worship experience. If you play any of those instruments and would like to join the team, please contact Pastor Will.
Kids Praise is an exciting and fun musical ensemble for kids K through 6th grade. Performances occur at selected days throughout the year during our worship services and special events. We meet on Wednesdays at 6p in the Children’s department and kids are always welcome to join.
This is an auditioned ensemble consisting of 8-12 singers committed to musical variety, beautiful harmonies, and more challenging musical expressions. This ensemble rehearses on the selected days based on the project and availability. Connect Church Voices performs during special services and events throughout the year including our Good Friday and Christmas production.
We currently have volunteer opportunities in all those areas. Training is provided through WAI - Worship Arts Institute - at no cost. Please contact Pastor Will if you'd like to participate.
AREAS OF MINISTRY WITHIN THE TECHNICAL TEAM
- AUDIO: Runs the soundboard and sets up equipment during rehearsals and services
- LIGHTING: Sets up and controls the lighting board
- PRO-PRESENTER 1: Runs the text and projections during services and performances
- PRO-PRESENTER 2: Creates slides including formatting and backgrounds for worship service.
- CAMERAS: Operates video camera during services and events
- VIDEO SWITCHER: Controls cameras and mix video feed
- RECORDING: Work on Voice overs, announcements and promo videos
We currently have volunteer opportunities in all those areas. Training is provided through WAI - Worship Arts Institute - at no cost. Please contact Pastor Will if you'd like to participate on the "LET ME TRY - Summer Edition". This is a 1-week program consisting of Training, Rehearsal (behind the scenes) and Sunday tryout.
WORSHIP ARTS INSTITUTE
WAI’s purpose is to develop and equip children, youth and adults through relevant and engaging musical training by highly qualified Christian instructors. WAI offers private group and individual lessons for piano, keyboard, voice, drums, guitar (acoustic, electric and bass) for school-age kids and adults. Lessons are given weekly (Mondays) in our facility for both group and individuals. Lessons are 45 minutes in length.
For more information regarding tuition, availability, instructors and registration, please contact Pastor Will.
MUSIC SUMMER CAMP
The Worship Arts Ministry conducts a Summer Music Camp which culminates in a musical production. Auditions for next summer will be announced.
The wai JUNIOR is an extension of the Worship Arts Institute designed specifically for kids ages 9-12 years old. The Program is based on the Orff Schulwerk approach to teaching children music through singing, movement, rhythmic work, instrumental ensembles, improvisation and music theory. Through wai JUNIOR, kids will learn to express themselves musically in increasingly challenging (but still fun) ways.