Sound Team Ministry Guidelines
Not to us, O LORD, not to us, but to Your Name give glory because of Your lovingkindness, because of your truth. (Psalm 115:1)
The Sound Team Ministry consists of dedicated and trained technicians who serve as a part of the overall Worship Team under the direction of the pastor and in cooperation with the music director.
The purpose of sound team members is to utilize their technical abilities to enhance the ministry of speakers, vocalists and instrumentalists through active participation in worship team and special music rehearsals and performances to help ensure the right volume and balance for every microphone used.
Sound team members should demonstrate a genuine servant’s heart and a cooperative spirit since the ministry of sound directly supports the effectiveness of those who lead, sing and teach during all worship services. An effective sound team ministry truly exemplifies the biblical teaching regarding the importance of putting others before self (Philippians 2:3-5). This ministry is about enhancing the ministry of others as they minister to God’s people through music and the proclamation of His Word. As such, it is a sacred calling.
This essential attitude of humility will reflect itself in a spirit of:
- Reverence towards God.
- Respect and submission towards those who lead the music ministry.
- Cooperation with the rest of the Worship Team.
Sound team members are expected to seek to live according to the highest standards of commitment to Christ and submission to God’s Spirit and His Word.
The following specific qualifications are required of those who wish to participate in the sound team ministry. Sound team members must:
- Have accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
- Truly be committed in their spiritual walk with God.
- Support the purpose statement of the church.
- Must regularly attend worship services.
- Put the needs of the Church above personal preferences.
- Demonstrate Godâs giftedness in regards to technical aspects of this ministry.
- Be committed to participate in all Worship Team rehearsals.
- Be approved by the Pastor.
Sound Team Commitment
The Sound Team should be committed to excellence in maintaining and enhancing the quality of sound for speakers, vocalists and instrumentalists. This requires active participation in Worship Team and Special Music rehearsals. Sound Team members need to be committed to work together with the rest of the Worship Team to make the worship services of the church the best they can be for God’s glory.
Sound Team Checklist
The Sound Team should develop a sound checklist to be followed for every rehearsal and worship service. This helps train newer members of the sound team as well as minimizing mistakes that distract from the worship service.
I, _____________________________________ (print name), have read the Sound Team Ministry Guidelines above and wholeheartedly support the principles it contains. I believe that I meet the basic qualifications for this ministry and I will abide by the suggestions and decisions of the Music Director and/or the pastor regarding the sound ministry.