Guidelines & Requirements

What are we looking for in a Worship Arts Team member? Read on...

- Lifestyle & Belief -

An individual open to the ways of Jesus Christ and to discovering Him through prayer,
devotion to Scripture, and seeking to love God and love others. 

- Calling -

Are you being called by God to impact this church and the community around you through serving in our ministry?
How are these four “voices” helping you discern that call?
Voice of the Spirit — is God’s prompting burning within you? (Galatians 5:5).
Voice of Reason — Do you have skills or experience related to any areas in the Worship Arts Ministry?
Voice of Friends — Do you have trusted friends that have your best interests at heart, that are encouraging you?
(Proverbs 11:14, Proverbs 12:15, Proverbs 15:22).
Voice of Opportunity — Is God opening a door of opportunity for you? (1 Cor. 16:9;  Col. 4:3).

- Equipping -

While being “called” to this ministry is important, there are some areas (band, vocalists, drama, dance) in which you need to be skilled enough to follow along at the level of the other participants.  
Below is a brief idea of what we are looking for, but please refer to the “Audition Process” for more details.

Musicians need to be able to:

- Perform and blend well with others
- Learn new material quickly via provided chord charts and mp3’s
- Demonstrate suitable ability and style on an instrument

Singers need to be able to:

- Perform and blend well with others
- Learn new material quickly
- Demonstrate suitable style, range, blend, and accurate pitch

Audio/Video Technicians need to be able to:

- Cooperate well with others on a team
- Learn new information quickly regarding equipment use

- Commitment -

To the Vision (“Transform Lives, Transform the World”) and Core Values  of Crossroads Church.

To supporting Crossroads in prayer and presence even when you’re not serving on a Sunday (Heb. 10:24-25).
To coming prepared and on time to necessary rehearsals.
(If you are unable to attend a rehearsal, your service for that weekend will be at the discretion of the Worship Director.  
If you are unable to attend a service for which you are scheduled,
you must give the Worship Director as much notice as possible so a replacement can be found.)
To being a team player (Ephesians 4:3), to taking instruction from the leader (1 Peter 5:5, Hebrews 13:17),
and to encouraging and bringing out the best in others…having a servant’s heart.
To attending periodic Worship Arts Ministry Training Events.
To furthering one’s own personal development (i.e. lessons, online tutorials, personal practice, etc.)

- Family & Honor -

We want your service in our ministry to have the full support of your own personal family and to not be a distraction or hindrance.
Our ministry is also a family of small groups that support and hold each other accountable.  
You agree to serve in such an environment.
When conflict arises between two or more people, our ministry abides by the principles that Jesus set forth in Matthew 18:15-20 for conflict resolution (trying first to reconcile face-to-face with the one who offended you;
then bringing in the Worship Director if needed). 
God has charged the Worship Arts Staff with stewarding a culture of family and honor in our ministry.  
Part of this calling is for us to facilitate a balance in team member rotations that takes into
account length of service, skill sets, experience, etc.

- Time Requirement -

Consider our weekly schedule in light of your current life and schedule.  
Do you have time?  Many of the roles in our ministry are a “weekend serve” role,
which means you serve for the entire weekend (Sunday morning rehearsal and 2 services),
and you could serve one or more times a month depending on rotation schedules and your availability.

Band & Praise Team Vocalists:

Rehearse Sundays at 8am, then services at 9:30am & 11am.

Praise Choir:

Rehearses weekly on Wednesdays at 6:45pm and sings in services bi-weekly
(8am rehearsal, services at 9:30am & 11:00am). Typically takes a summer break.

Tech Team:  

Sound, Graphics, and Lighting Technicians rehearse with Band on Sundays at 8am;
Cameras and Video Switcher Technicians arrive in time for 9:30am service.

- Members returning to the team after a season off -

We will do everything we can to make the audition process as easy as possible,
but if you have been out of the rotation for more than 18 months
you will be required to go through the audition process again.