Creating space for worship with music
The One Hope Music Team consists of vocalists and instrumentalists who create space for worship with music. Most often, we lead the church on Sunday mornings in songs chosen to prepare people for and help them respond to a Biblical sermon.
The music we make is an expression of the hope we have in Jesus. Each of our stories began without hope or a future. But, because Jesus saved us, we gratefully offer our creative gifts back to God for His glory and His purposes.
We take seriously our calling and opportunity to lead the church. Because of this, we ask that all team members to meet these expectations:
- Be humble. Be prepared to receive coaching and encouragement to improve. Treat others as more important than yourself.
- Be part of the family. Attend / participate in Sunday gatherings when not leading. Intentionally build relationships with people outside of the team.
- Be a team player. Honor the time of others (keep commitments, arrive on time, and come prepared). Have fun and make it your goal to help others have fun too.
- Be a leader people want to follow. Be the same person off the stage as you are on stage. Demonstrate responsibility and wisdom in your choices.
Our highest goal isn't perfection but focus- we want to do everything possible to keep the attention off of us and on Jesus. In order to achieve this goal, we require auditions for all team members and evaluate them for timing / rhythm, tuning / pitch, tone, confidence, and ability to improvise / recover.
Everyone who serves with the Music Team must complete a video audition so we can help you find the best place to serve.
Video auditions are beneficial for a few reasons:
- You can submit your best audition. Unlike in-person auditions, you can have as many takes as you'd like to create something you're proud of.
- You can review yourself and might actually grow just by watching your recording.
- You can audition on your schedule. We can review and listen without having to set up a physical space or coordinate schedules.
Use the link below to submit your video audition. Instructions are provided at the top of the form.
What do you mean when you say "worship?"
When we say "worship," we are referring to the sum of all that we say and do and how it reveals what matters to us. We don't believe worship is a synonym for music played in a church building but rather is a lifestyle of action and word that lifts high who Jesus is and what He has done for us.
What's your "worship style?"
If by "worship style" you mean "the style of music we play and sing," our style is modern and band-driven. We strive for a broad range of appeal and often change the instrumentation based on team members available. We sing modern choruses from contemporary Christian groups and ancient hymns that the church has been singing for a long time.
How do you pick songs?
We pick songs by directly studying the scripture that will be used in the sermon. With scripture at the center, we are able to reinforce and respond to the truth that is preached.
How much time will it take?
We ask that everyone on our team commits to serve at least one Sunday per month. When scheduled, the call time on Sundays at 6:45am to assist with Setup and have time for a sound check. You'll be finished by 12:30pm. In addition, on weeks you're scheduled, we ask that you attend Thursday Group + Rehearsal from 6:30pm to 9:30pm at our church office.
Do you play with a click?
Yes. We always rehearse and perform with a click track and optionally vocal guides and backing tracks. These tools allow us to create a wide variety of sounds and build a worship environment that's as distraction-free as possible.
What practice resources do you provide?
We provide each team member with access to chord charts, part-specific practice tracks and original song tracks for every song. When available, we provide links to instructional videos and training resources.
What do I need to bring when I'm scheduled?
Bring earphones with an 1/8 connector and printed music if you need it. In addition, all guitar / bass players should bring guitars, straps, pedals, cables, and amps as needed. Drummers should bring sticks. Keyboard players may bring a laptop and audio interface if they want to use our keyboard as a MIDI controller although this is not required.