Welcome!

Thank you for your interest in the worship ministry of Family Life Fellowship!  I consider it a privilege to lead others into the presence of God through praise and worship, and I’m excited to get to know you and how we may be able to incorporate your gifts and abilities.

We am looking for skilled musicians and vocalists to serve in these areas:

  • Worship Team (Sunday mornings & Nights)
  • 41 Student Ministry worship team (Once per month)
  • Kids-N-Church worship team (In development)

Applicants will be auditioned and then invited to serve in an area based on their strengths and available openings. Please read through the FLF Worship Ministry Covenant, then fill out and submit the application form on the bottom. Once I receive your application, I’ll contact you with info on the audition process and your time slot.  Auditions are designed to be very laid back and relational. It’s NOT like a reality TV show!

I look forward to getting to know you!

Blessings,

Lewies Vander
Worship Pastor
lewiesvander@flfministries.com

Worship Ministry Covenant 2017

Vision

As a member of the FLF Worship Ministry, I embrace the following vision in the community of Family Life Fellowshipand in the community in which I live and work.

The vision of FLF Worship Ministry is to “develop highly influential God worshipers”.  We exist to promote a culture of authentic worship within the congregation and within the community by lifting up the name of Jesus Christ through the music we create as He draws the saved and the unsaved to Himself.  We believe He inhabits the praises of His people (Psalm 22:3), that His presence has the power to transform lives, communities, and nations; and that without it, we have nothing of value to offer in our worship services.

We believe that praise is an outward expression agreeing with and declaring who God is, what He has done, is doing, and will do.  Praise invites His manifest presence where God reveals Himself.  When God reveals Himself, worship is the response.  Healing, deliverance, and salvation are often natural byproducts of this encounter (Acts 16:25-30, 2 Chron 20:15-23, 2 Cor 3:16-18).

As ministers of reconciliation, we will prophetically declare what God has done, is doing, and will do in the hearts of all who encounter His presence (2 Cor 5:18-19).  We desire to see people saved, healed, set free, discipled, equipped, empowered and serving in ministry through meaningful relationships within the context of the FLF community.  We are called to demonstrate what Jesus carried out in His earthly ministry (1 John 3:8), a demonstration that is manifested by the words we speak and lives lived in obedience to God’s Word (Prov 18:21, 1 Sam 15:22). Worship creates an atmosphere where faith is fueled. Faith creates an atmosphere of expectancy where miracles happen.

We believe that leading worship is a calling, and that those who are called accept the mantle and responsibility the Lord has placed on them to be His vessels not only through the music they sing and play but also through their lives (1 Chr 15:12-15, Psalm 24:3-4).

We believe we are “a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that we may declare the praises of Him who called us out of darkness into His wonderful light.”

1 Peter 2:9

Values

As a member of the FLF Worship Ministry, I commit to uphold the following values:

  • Core – I realize the significance and importance of understanding the foundations of true worship, and I commit to furthering my knowledge of these foundations this year. God desires a heart that follows Him, and I commit to worshiping Him not only with my instrument and my voice but also with all of my heart, soul, mind and strength.  Worship is a lifestyle, not an event; and I want my life to be a living sacrifice for Him.  I understand that as part of the worship ministry, my job is to help facilitate an atmosphere where the people of God encounter the presence of God at every service where we lead worship.  Music is the vehicle we use, but His presence is the destination. My first priority is to minister to the Lord.  My second priority is to lead the people.
  • Character – I commit to continuing my pursuit of Christ-likeness through many means including the following:
    • Prayer – I will pray for the FLF Worship Family, my leaders, and the congregation.  I will pray for the services each week and come to rehearsals and events spiritually prepared to lead people into a personal encounter with God.
    • Private worship – I understand that talent doesn’t change lives, but the presence of God working in and through me will!  I can only lead people where I have been, therefore, I can’t lead people into the presence of God without spending time there myself.  For my public worship to be authentic, it must be an overflow of what I’m doing every day during the week when no one is watching.
    • Bible Study – I commit to reading and studying His word with consistency and passion.
    • Purity – I realize that God has called me to a life that will reflect His likeness. I commit to allowing His Holy Spirit to lead me into a lifestyle of Christ-likeness and separation from the things of this world that could contaminate my spirit and body.
  • Craft – God has blessed me with the opportunity to serve Him using the gifts and talents He has given me. I commit to continuing my pursuit of excellence through many means including the following:
    • I commit to preparation by reviewing and practicing all material on Planning Center prior to rehearsal.
    • I commit to attending the weekly rehearsal preceding the Sunday or event during which I am scheduled to serve. I understand that, depending on my skill level and place in the team as a vocal or instrumentalist, I might be asked not to play if I didn’t practice.
    • I will strive to commit to memory all music/lyrics so that I will not be dependent upon charts or the confidence monitor in the back during services.
    • I will be on time for rehearsals and sound checks. I will allow enough time to park, get in the building, set up my instrument or mic, and be ready to start on time.
    • I have reviewed all dress code guidelines and will gladly adhere to set stage policies.
    • I will attend worship workshops and seminars provided by Family Life Fellowship.
  • Community – I understand I am a key part of the FLF Worship Ministry Community, and I see the value in nurturing healthy relationships within that community through many means including the following:
    • I commit to attending Growth Track class and becoming a church member before my audition. I understand that church membership is a prerequisite for serving in the worship ministry.
    • I commit to being flexible as we constantly learn new material and ways of improving ministry and our time together during rehearsals.
    • I understand that lots of people are counting on me, and I commit to being dependable.
    • I understand that the worship leadership and staff are committed to equipping me to be the very best I can be, so I commit to being teachable as I receive feedback and grow in my gifts and abilities.
    • I understand that competition and rivalry brings division and hurts relationships. I commit to maintaining a spirit of unity and mutual encouragement, and I commit to resolving conflict with forgiveness and reconciliation.
    • I commit to stewarding my influence well and being held accountable to lead a life that honors the Lord. I understand that those who lead from the platform are held to a higher level of accountability and are expected to honor the Lord in their lifestyle according to Biblical standards. I understand that ministry team placement may be revoked if the actions of a team member are deemed detrimental to the ministry of the worship department and/or Family Life Fellowship. I understand that such disciplinary action will be carried out by consent of our pastoral staff and will be done in a loving, constructive, manner that encourages reconciliation, restoration, and healing.  I understand that Family Life Fellowship cares about my ministry, but they care about me even more.
    • I commit to keeping an attitude of servant hood and honor by always valuing the gifts of others above my own. I will learn to relate to leadership, my team mates, the congregation, and the unsaved in a manner that honors them for who God says they are instead of what I think they deserve based on my own jaded biases or how I have been treated by them.

 

I commit to the vision and values set forth in the Family Life Fellowship Worship Ministry Covenant.  I am honored to serve.

DRESS CODE GUIDELINES

Those with greater visibility tend to be scrutinized more. Let me say it another way, “You’re ON STAGE, and like it or not people are watching you.” Consequently, we have a responsibility to set a higher standard, especially in the way we dress. The key words here are “sensitivity and modesty”.  Clothing that may be considered conservative in the world’s eyes may not be modest enough for a worship service. We don’t want to distract people from putting their focus on the Lord by drawing attention to ourselves in what we wear. To help bring a little clarity to this issue, we have provided the following guidelines. These guidelines apply to both vocalists and musicians and are VERY IMPORTANT!

LADIES:

  1. Hems on skirts or dresses should be no shorter than at the knee. Long skirts should not be slit any higher than the knee. (Lower is better, due to the height of our stage)
  2. Tops, blouses, under shirts, and dresses should never be low-cut (no cleavage) and should not be form fitting. No tank tops, strapless dresses, backless dresses, spaghetti strap dresses, or halter tops.
  3. No see-through or lace blouses without an under blouse.
  4. Please wear proper underclothing, and always be sure all undergarments are not visible.
  5. BLUE JEANS are permitted in the worship service only if they are neat, clean, not tight fitting/form fitting, do not have holes and are not low cut.
  6. No tight, form-fitting pants, -dresses or spandex (hint: any clothing that outlines intimate parts of the body is too tight).
  7. No shorts.
  8. No visible midriff.
  9. T-shirts are okay, but should preferably be without logos or pictures, unless it’s a FLF T-shirt. If in doubt, please ask. Exceptions could include special services like Football Sunday.
  10. Nothing sloppy or excessively wrinkled.
  11. Please DO WEAR deodorant, but keep perfumes to a minimum.
  12. Remember the Hallelujah Rule – If you raise your hands or bow down during a Hallelujah moment, nothing inappropriate or distracting should be showing.

GUYS:

  1. No tank tops or muscle shirts. T-shirts are okay, but should preferably be without logos or pictures, unless it’s a FLF T-shirt. If in doubt, please ask. Exceptions could include special services like Football Sunday.
  2. No shorts.
  3. Please wear proper underclothing, and always be sure all undergarments are not visible.
  4. BLUE JEANS are permitted in the worship service, as long as they are not tight-fitting/form-fitting, are not excessively baggy, do not have holes and are not low cut.
  5. No visible midriff.
  6. No hats or head coverings.
  7. No tight, form-fitting pants or spandex (hint: any clothing that outlines intimate parts of the body is too tight).
  8. Nothing sloppy or excessively wrinkled.
  9. Please DO WEAR deodorant, but keep colognes and aftershaves to a minimum.
  10. Remember the Hallelujah Rule – If you raise your hands or bow down during a Hallelujah moment, nothing inappropriate or distracting should be showing. 

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