“Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
The Praise Team is an auditioned group, three to four members from our Worship Choir, to further enhance our worship. A list of qualifications to be considered for the Praise Team is as follows:
- Must know Jesus as their personal Savior and Lord
- Must show a Christ-like attitude in their daily walk
- Must be a leader in our Worship Choir (spiritually, vocally, and attendance)
- Must commit to a 90% attendance in Worship Choir rehearsals and a 90% attendance in Praise Team rehearsals and worship services
- An audition is required for all interested in joining the Praise Team
Listed below are the criteria for audition:
Prepared Song: Choose a song that is comfortable, easy to communicate, and is well-suited for your vocal range. It does not need to be a long or difficult piece. Most of all, choose a piece that is manageable for your voice. It may be a worship song, chorus, or hymn. You may choose to sing with a stereo track or request an accompanist.
Musicianship: We are looking for musicians, not just people who have a pleasant singing voice. It is essential that you are able to carry your own part, memorize music, and have the ability to blend with other Worship Team members. In addition, pitch, vowel pronunciation, and enunciation will be considered.
Range: During the audition, you will be asked to complete a series of vocal exercises. This allows us to know your range and to place you in the appropriate vocal section.
Communication: As leaders in worship, we cannot teach people how to worship. It is only through our personal walk with Christ that we are able to effectively communicate the message of the songs vocally, physically, and spiritually.
Before a final decision is reached, you will be required to participate in a Praise Team rehearsal. In this rehearsal, several things will be evaluated, among which will be blend, knowledge of vocal part, and communication.
Rehearsal is held Wednesday evenings at 6:30p.m. And other times as needed.