We’re excited that you’re interested in being a part of the worship team at New City Church! It is a fun, challenging, and rewarding ministry. If God has gifted you with musical or technical talent, we want you to be able to use it for His glory! This is a somewhat complex ministry with many moving parts. So for your advantage, and that of the worship ministry as a whole, there is a short process to become a regularly scheduled member of the worship team. Here are the first few steps…
Director of Worship and Production
New City Worship exists to guide people into an encounter with God. We strive to produce quality music and creative elements to enhance and never distract from people’s worship experience.
Our teams should always strive for excellence (not perfection). We define excellence as "doing things in a God-honoring manner." Henry Blackaby says "excellence generally describes tasks and tasks are usually a means to an end. People are the end." Because people are the end, we are committed to continually lead and equip the body of Christ so that people might connect with Jesus in a real and personal way.
Integrity is a major pillar of our team culture. It is important that we live in a way that displays Christ, not only on Sundays, but also throughout the week. Our personal lives off the stage will either lift up or tear down the vision of the church, as well as our personal reputations.
As members of the band, we are on a platform in front of the church every time we serve. Because of this, we ask that all band members be followers of Christ and be examples both on and off the stage. We don’t expect or ask for perfection, but we do ask that our band members are pursuing Jesus personally so that we can lead others in worship publicly. If at any time you are facing a struggle or issue, we want you to know we want to be here for you, love you well, and walk with you. We are a family, and as a family we support and care for one another.
You represent Christ (as a follower of Jesus) and New City Church (as someone who leads from the platform) everywhere you go. All team members are held accountable in the following areas: relational purity, healthy communication, and spiritual maturity. As a member of the band, we ask that trust and believe in Jesus and desire to follow him with your life, that you be mindful and respectful of others on social media, and that you pursue relational and sexual purity with anyone who is not your spouse.
We want worship to be simple. Accessible. Singing to God with a sincere heart does not have or need to be complex. With that said there is a certain level of preparation, planning, and practice that goes into making each and every worship service simple. Because of this, there is a certain level of commitment that is required from the worship team that exceeds other ministries. This commitment can take on many forms. Here are a few practical areas where level of commitment is most evident.
Once you submit your application, our worship director will contact you to arrange an audition time. He will communicate with you prior to the audition about the song or songs for your audition.
Auditions are, by nature, a little intimidating. We will try to make the process as relaxed as possible. In some cases, it may be evident that an applicant’s skills have not developed enough to serve on a regularly scheduled basis. Should this be the case, those conducting the audition will give some advice on how the applicant can improve. After some time and practice another audition may be scheduled.