We are excited that you are interested in being a part of worship at ROVC. We are passionate about each and every person finding a place to use their musical & technical talents to bring glory to God. There are many aspects to the area of Worship Arts at ROVC, and for your advantage and that of the whole worship arts department there is a number of steps to become a regular scheduled team member of the worship team.
• Prayerfully consider your involvement
• Read through the following information below
• Fill out the application form
• Come & observe some of our worship rehearsals (every Thursday at 7pm) to see how we run things
• Someone from the worship arts department will contact you about your application & schedule an audition
A commitment to excellence. As musicians, we need to strive for excellence in our playing. That means that we really need to make a commitment to regularly listening to music and practicing. By being apart of the ROVC worship team, we encourage all the musicians to never stop learning and growing. For instance, taking lessons is a great idea. You might also want to take a music theory class or read a book on worship. If you’re a singer, take voice lessons. Do whatever it takes to grow and improve!
Come to rehearsals thinking creatively. We are all to be active participants in crafting the songs so that they are enjoyable to play and powerful in Spirit. And that often takes creativity. Generally, we are often covering songs and give specific arrangements that we have developed, but even when we do a song just like the original recording, there is often room for creativity.
Sacrifice “self-expression” for the sake of playing as a BAND. While being creative is valued, playing together as a team is vital to the style of music that we play. As a result, band members need to be able to play their part and not go off on their own creative ventures. Everyone has a part, and we need to make sure that we are playing ours, and not everyone else’s!
Communicate. There are times when you won’t be able to play on your schedule rotation. Please communicate as soon as possible with the worship arts director or assistant worship arts director so that a replacement can be found.
Be at all the rehearsals on time. If you are ever going to miss a rehearsal or know ahead of time that you are going to be late, please inform the worship arts director or assistant worship arts director. When you are not on time and the rest of the band is expecting and waiting on you, it breaks down trust in our relationships and adversely affects the whole group.
Practice good “rehearsal etiquette”. Be conscientious of what is happening during rehearsal and attempt to stay connected. Don’t do your own thing as it is a major distraction for the other band members and you miss important information.
Participate in our regular meetings. We meet periodically as an entire worship team for fellowship, to worship together, and for equipping. Your presence here is vital for team unity and growth.
Seek peace and purse it. If you ever have a relational problem with a band member, address the issue quickly, privately, and prayerfully. Be swift in restoring the relationship. This seems obvious, but it is very important that conflicts are handled correctly and swiftly so that we can continue to be a united ministry!
Be an active participant in this church. It is important that you be a part of the community at Royal Oak Victory Church, that you know what the church is about, and that you know why you have chosen to be a part of it. We encourage every person to attend Growth Track (Learn More) which is our 4-week discipleship program. Being an active member, regularly attend a weekend service, faithfully giving financially and being a part of a ministry area or connect group are great indicators in terms of how committed you are here.
Below is a general run-through of a typical schedule & approximate time commitment for a person scheduled on a Sunday worship team.
THURSDAY (1 WEEK PRIOR TO REHEARSAL)
• Songlist sent via planning centre to team
FRIDAY - WEDNESDAY (2-3 HOURS)
• Listen, practice and memorize the music for Thursday rehearsal
• Communicate any questions or concerns to Worship Arts Director
THURSDAY NIGHT (2 HOURS)
• Arrival & Setup (7:00pm)
• Rehearsal (7:00pm-9:00pm)
FRIDAY - SATURDAY (1 HOUR)
• Make adjustments based on any concerns or changes based on rehearsal
SUNDAY (5-6 HOURS)
• Arrival & Setup (7:30am)
• Sound check / Last run-through (7:30am-8:30am)
• Prayer (8:50am)
• Worship Service - including short debrief of songlist (9:00am-10:30am)
• Prayer (9:50am)
• Worship Service (11:00am-12:30am)