CORE VALUES OF THE ALLIANCE WORSHIP TEAM
Each person that serves in the worship ministry is a leader and takes on the responsibility of embodying these core values and seeking to do all things to the glory of God (1 Cor 10:31). This means the goal is not personal praise or recognition, but rather, to work diligently unto the Lord.
Each member of the worship team should be growing in their knowledge, love, and obedience to the Lord through regular devotion. This should include reading/studying God’s Word, times of personal prayer alone with the Lord, and growth in other spiritual disciplines such as scripture memory, sacrificial giving, silence and solitude, serving, evangelism, and disciple making. The goal is that each member is as capable with the Bible as they are with their instrument or voice. As servant leaders, we should be both the lead worshipers and worship leaders, pouring out full devotion unto God through music and modeling and encouraging others to do the same.
Each member of the worship team should seek to be their personal best in all areas of their musicianship. This means always being prepared and able to play to the best of your ability. This includes extensive knowledge of the instrument or voice and what is required to play skillfully unto the Lord (Ps 33:3) and to serve our church in singing. The main goal is undistracting excellence: a standard of high quality music with the purpose of facilitating corporate worship and singing.
Each member of the worship team should seek to grow in their skill of their instrument or voice. Although there are many different levels of musicianship on the team, each should strive to improve through means of practice, lessons, personal research, and coaching conversations with the Worship Director and Tech Director, whether formal or informal. The goal is not to be the best musicians in town, but rather, to bring the best of what we have as an offering to the Lord, for His ultimate glory.