Worship

NEW CITY WORSHIP TEAM APPLICATION

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…


  • Prayerfully consider your involvement.
  • Please read the following information in its entirety (There is a lot of important information that you will need to know).
  • Fill out the application below and click submit.
  • Someone on the worship leadership team will contact you about your application and a scheduled audition time.


Questions are welcome

Kevin Mumpasi

Director of Worship and Production

KevinMumpasi@newcityrdu.com

OBJECTIVE


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.


GOALS


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


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.

Team Commitment and Expectations

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.


  1. Spiritual Preparation: Worship on a platform is the overflow of a lifestyle of worship and a heart that is well-cultivated throughout the week. Personal spiritual intimacy with Jesus is our FIRST priority. One hour on a Sunday morning is a mere .6% of a week. If the only time you “worship” is .6% of your week, something is wrong. How can we lead people where we haven’t gone ourselves?
  2. Musical Preparation: Rehearsals are infinitely smoother when everyone has listened to, practiced with and memorized the scheduled music. Being prepared also means having any gear or equipment that you intend to use on Sunday with you for practice (lyric sheets or chord charts are provided on Planning Center Online – more on this later). Unless otherwise posted, you are expected to learn your parts exactly like the MP3, giving special attention to the tonal qualities of each instrument. For teamwork to happen effectively, we rely on you to play your part accordingly.
  3. Attitude: When ideas or suggestions are presented and received with a good attitude, the results are monumental for effective team building. If there are technical, musical or miscellaneous complications, keep attitudes positive and morale high. Be open to the constructive criticism of the worship leader or band leader. They are trying to pull out every bit of greatness in you they can find, so be patient and receptive of constructive feedback.
  4. Punctuality: Everyone’s time is valuable. It’s important that everyone be punctual for rehearsals so that we can use our limited time as efficiently as possible. Arriving early is always a great idea. We are very serious about punctuality. Being on time is a respect issue. Tardiness communicates a lack of respect for your colleagues, for New City, and for the Lord. If an unexpected situation arises and you know you will be late, please communicate as quickly as possible with the worship leader.
  5. Dress: New City has a very relaxed unofficial “dress code.” However, there are a few basic requirements. Shoulders, cleavage, and the mid-section should be completely covered at all times. Skirts are allowed but should come down well below the knee. Shorts of any length and any article of clothing with questionable text or graphics should not be worn. We want everyone’s focus to be on God. Anything that takes focus off of Him is a hindrance to our ultimate goal. Should your choice of clothing not meet this standard, you will not be able to lead until it has been resolved. This decision is up to the pastor or the worship leader.
  6. Flexibility: The worship pastor and/or band leader always tries to give adequate notice of schedule or setlist changes. While it is not uncommon for these changes to take place, it is only done when necessary. It is recommended that you periodically check back with Planning Center to view any potential changes.

AUDITION PROCESS

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.

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