The Worship Ministry is always excited to welcome new members! Experience with a group is not necessary. Let us tell you about our Vision, Structure, Standards, and Selection Process for joining the Worship Ministry.

VISION
The vision of the Worship Ministry focuses on the first part of the church vision, which is to BE CONNECTED to God.

We accomplish this by: 1) passionately and skillfully ministering to the Lord in song, 2) establishing an atmosphere conducive to congregational worship, 3) supporting the Pastor by submitting to the vision God has given him for the Worship Ministry and for each particular worship service, and 4) being available to minister at other events outside the normal weekly worship service(s).
STRUCTURE
The Worship Ministry consists of the Choir and the Band, under the direction of our Worship Leader Stella Dolsey.

The Worship Team is miked as a group and individually. Worship members are appointed and rotated as “Frontline” singers at the discretion of the Worship Leader. Frontline singers are miked individually for lead singing, vocal referencing for the choir, and extra volume control for mixing.
STANDARDS
Spiritual Requirements:
Worship Ministry members must 1) have a relationship with Jesus Christ, with a commitment to personal growth, 2) be committed to the vision of Cornerstone Community Church and its Pastor, 3) be teachable, submitting to the authority of the Pastor and the Worship Leader, 4) maintain the unity of the Worship Ministry and the church leadership, and 5) be prepared to minister at their scheduled time, setting aside any mental or emotional distractions.
Technical Requirements:
Worship team members must be able to maintain pitch, rhythm, and harmony while blending with others.

Band members must 1) be at or above an intermediate level with their instrument, 2) be able to master a song of “average” difficulty within 14 days, whether playing by ear or by chord chart, and 3) be skilled in improvisation if that is their designated role, such as a lone saxophonist.
SELECTION PROCESS
Since Christians are most effective when serving in the Body of Christ as God has gifted them, selection for the Worship Ministry is through a 4 step audition:
1.Submission of a Worship Ministry Registration Form to the Worship Leader.
This lets us know of your interest. We’ll contact you to schedule a vocal/instrumental demonstration. (Singers should select a musical track for the demonstration.)

Signing the registration form’s Review Statement simply means that you’ve read this pamphlet. People feel more comfortable during an audition when they know what to expect.
2.Vocal/Instrumental Demonstration and Evaluation.
This is a skill level assessment by a Selection Team comprised of the Worship Leader and up to two other individuals. No feedback is given during this step. The Selection Team meets afterwards to discuss their evaluations.

Singers will perform with a musical track of their own choosing to demonstrate pitch, tone, volume, breathing technique, and stage presence. You’ll then sing with present choir members to demonstrate blending, harmony, and vocal part retention.

Instrumentalists will be led through a series of musical exercises to assess their skill level (chords, rhythm, tempo, dynamics, etc.), style versatility, and retention.
3.Interview.
During this time, we’ll give you feedback on your demonstration. We may also use this time to ask questions about your spiritual walk, discuss Worship Ministry policies, and answer any questions you may have.
4.Decision.
Those selected for the Worship Ministry will start attending practices and additional training, gradually phasing into singing regularly. Those who are not selected are welcomed to audition again after strengthening their skills. Regardless of your audition results, Cornerstone is committed to helping you get involved in the area of ministry that best matches your abilities and personality.


Thank you for your interest in Cornerstone’s Worship Ministry Team! Please contact us if you would like to discuss the Worship Ministry in more detail. God bless you!

 

STELLA DOLSEY
Music Ministry Director
iprshim@yahoo.com
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Coffee Café! This Sunday, February 26th, is our last Sunday of our Free Coffee and donation month during February! We will be giving away one free cup of coffee and will have homemade goodies available. All the donations collected will be going to the “Lynchburg Daily Bread”, which is a ministry that provides meals to the homeless in Lynchburg. We will be doing this periodically throughout the year to raise funds for a few local charities. Please come to church early and visit our Coffee CONNECTion Café to pick up your FREE cup of coffee and a piece of delicious homemade cake!

Resurrection Sunday is only 8 weeks away on Sunday, April 16th. Start praying NOW for who God would have you invite to worship with us on Resurrection Sunday. We will have invite cards available for you to hand out in a few weeks.

Wednesday Night Bible Study! Join us every Wednesday night at 7:00pm for our adult Bible study. Childcare is available upon request. Please email Sam Dolsey at hearjc@gmail.com if you will need childcare. 

ConNEXT Step class! We will be offering our next step class that we call “ConNEXT step” on February 26th from 9am to 10am in Pastor Taylor’s office. It is for anyone, new to our congregation or have been here a while, who wants to look a little deeper on what Cornerstone Community Church is all about (our beliefs, our ministries, how you can get CONNECTED, prayer, service opportunities, and much more).