We’re excited that you’re interested in being a part of Sound of Judah, the worship team at Rhema Sanctuary! It is a fun, challenging, and rewarding ministry. If God has gifted you with musical or technical talent, we want you to be able to use it for His glory! This is a somewhat complex ministry with many moving parts. So for your advantage, and that of the worship ministry as a whole, there is a short process to become a regularly scheduled member of the worship team. Here are the first few steps:
- Prayerfully consider your involvement.
- Please read the following information in its entirety.
- Fill out the application below and click submit.
- The leadership team will contact you about your application and a scheduled audition time.
Questions are welcome
One of the core values at Rhema Sanctuary is worship–using our every breath in whatever we do for God’s glory and purpose. We desire to equip our people to live a life of worship, wherever they live, work, study, play or shop. Living in close relationship with God is an awesome and humbling privilege that we encourage at every opportunity. Sound of Judah seeks to enhance that relationship by giving our people an opportunity to praise God together in a weekend worship environment, and then sending them out to be God’s hands and feet for the rest of the week.
There is a certain level of commitment that is required from the worship team that exceeds other ministries. Therefore, to be eligible for membership of this ministry, you must be FAT – Faithful, Available and Teachable. Based on the FAT approach, the following are the eligibilities to be a member of Sound of Judah:
- Faithful: You must be loyal, constant, and steadfast to God, the church and Sound of Judah. You must be trustworthy and dependable in discharging your expectations as a member of Sound of Judah. Obedience to Sound of Judah leadership and church authority is mandatory to be a member of this ministry. The Music Director provides the overall leadership for Sound of Judah and all members must submit to his authority. A faithful person believes God and steps out on His Word, walking “by faith, not by sight” (2 Cor. 5:7).
- Available: For you to be eligible for Sound of Judah membership, you must be available to attend all Sound of Judah meetings and rehearsals. Workers meeting is mandatory as expected of all workers at Rhema Sanctuary. Punctuality is also required for all meetings. You must also be committed to attend weekly programs such as bible study, prayer meeting, and other special programs. It is mandatory for all members of Sound of Judah to attend first and second Sunday services.
- Teachable: All members of Sound of Judah are expected to be open to correction. You are expected to receive commands, corrections, and even rebukes with “an honest and good heart” (Lk. 8:15) that wants to learn, grow, and be healthy. You should not be defensive and prideful, trying hard to justify your actions to win arguments. You are willing to have blind spots pointed out by your colleagues and leaders who love you and want God’s best for you. It takes humility to be teachable. And when you are humble, God pours out His grace.
For a full look at what we really care about, check out the Sound of Judah Code of Conduct.
Once you submit your application, the Music Director will contact you to arrange an audition time. He will communicate with you prior to the rehearsal about the song or songs for your audition. Usually we ask that you learn one or two songs from the set-list for that particular weekend.
Auditions are, by nature, a little intimidating. We will try to make the process as relaxed as possible. In some cases, it may be evident that an applicant’s skills have not developed enough to serve on a regularly scheduled basis. Should this be the case, those conducting the audition will give some advice on how the applicant can improve. After some time and practice another audition may be scheduled.
After you have successfully passed the audition process, you will be invited to join the Senior Pastor in a 1 day retreat and prayer session to inaugurate the ministry. The retreat will focus on the following:
- Strengthen and build personal relationships among team members and leadership.
- Get to know one another better as a group.
- Discuss important projects and set timeline for completion.
- Your personal ministry and how it impacts the church.
- Creativity in worship presentation.
- The impact of studying the word, fasting and prayer on the worship ministry.
Take a moment to review the schedule below. This is the normal weekly schedule and commitment expectations for those leading in worship on Sunday.
Monday – Friday (4–5 hrs)
- Listen, practice and memorize the songs for Saturday rehearsal
Saturday (2.5–3 hrs)
- Arrival and setup (3:30pm-4:00pm)
- Devotional time (4:00pm–4:30pm)
- Rehearsal (4:30pm–7:00pm)
Sunday (5 hrs)
- Workers meeting – 8:30am
- First Worship Service – 9:00am
- Second Worship Service – 10:30am
- The Encounter – 6:00pm*