Each student on the student worship team agrees to abide by the student worship team covenant each year. You can read through the covenant below. If you become a member of the team, be prepared to sign this covenant at your first rehearsal:
Student Worship Team Covenant
As we’ll discover throughout the year, serving as a worship leader is a high calling that comes with a number of responsibilities. Also, as many of you already know, being a part of any team requires a certain level of commitment. Below is a list of commitments and character traits that are expected of each member of The Student Worship Team. If you agree to uphold these expectations, please sign your name and return this form at our first practice.
Each team member is expected to:
- Be in an active and growing relationship with Jesus Christ: In order to worship in a manner that is pleasing to God, it is essential that you be in a relationship with Jesus Christ (Hebrews 11:6). Since we are going to be leading others in worship, it is important that you know God and are committed to worshipping Him yourself.
- Live a lifestyle of worship: As we’ll discover this year, worship involves way more than what we do on stage. In fact, God considers the things we do off stage to be incredibly important (Isaiah 1:11-18; Amos 5:21-24). Therefore, we expect that each of you be committed to worshipping God in all that you do, both on stage and off.
- Live a lifestyle worthy of emulation: When you are on stage, you are a role model (whether you want to be or not). Therefore, we expect that each of you live a life that exhibits the marks of a mature Christian. This includes leading by example at church (listening to teachers/speakers, being respectful and loving toward all students, and continuing to grow in your faith) and away from church (staying out of trouble, being a light at school, making wise choices regarding cheating, lying, alcohol, drugs, premarital sexual activity, etc).
- Be a regular attender of Hope Missionary Church: In order to help make sure you’re continuing to grow closer to Jesus and to other members of our faith community, it’s important that you be at church on a regular basis. So, members of our team are expected to consider Hope their “home church” and regularly participate in our Sunday morning and Wednesday evening gatherings.
- Be an encourager: We want our team to be a group that is marked by encouragement, love, and respect. In order to accomplish this, it is essential that each of you treat your fellow teammates in the same way that you would like to be treated. Practicing music is a task that often requires patience and understanding. Therefore, it is important that each of you remember to exhibit patience and to encourage one another on a regular basis.
- Attend practices on a regular basis: A band that sounds bad is a distraction during a worship service. As worship leaders, one of our jobs is to minimize distractions so that the people we’re leading can focus all of their attention and energy on God. Therefore, it is essential that we practice as a team on a regular basis.
- Notify Ross is you will be absent: Even though it is important to be at practice as much as possible, we understand that sometimes you will have to miss. If you need to miss a practice or Wednesday night, please notify Ross a week in advanceif possible.
- Have an awesome time: We know all of these rules sound serious and boring, but our ultimate goal is to help you have the best experience possible. Leading others in worship is an incredibly fun and rewarding ministry, and by upholding the above expectations, we think you will be able to get the most out of your involvement with the student worship team. So, in the midst of everything, don’t forget to have an awesome time playing music for God and your peers!