Generations Choir will be an opportunity to invite people to the team who want to use their musical gifts without the commitment level that is required of other positions on the worship team. It will also serve as an introduction to the worship team for vocalists, with possible potential to serve on a deeper level of commitment and service.
Generations Choir (Psalm 133) will be a multi-generational (SAT) worship choir that seeks to worship authentically in a way that examples and encourages congregants to fully engage with the Lord during the weekend experience. It will NOT be a show choir, a “special numbers” choir, a “pageant” choir and so on. Because we value congregational singing, these types of songs do no typically foster congregational singing. We will not do performance pieces, unless they are strategic and intentional.
Generations Choir will be open to middle schoolers up through adults. No audition will be necessary for those who will sing primarily in the worship center beyond a “get to know you” meeting for new team members. Current worship team vocalists are strongly encouraged to be a part of the choir. They will have an opportunity to grow as they assist in shepherding those God calls to this ministry. The current vocal team members will be the heart of the choir, providing core musical, spiritual and relational leadership.
On the dates that choir is scheduled to sing, and the 2 weeks prior, we will rehearse on Thursday nights from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm to prepare for services. Every service opportunity will have at least 2 rehearsals. The songs will be distributed either in advance or at the first rehearsal for each service commitment date. These songs will be available through Planning Center Online where everyone can access the material to look at, listen to and learn the songs. The rehearsals will not be primarily music teaching times, they will be a time to put together what has been previously prepared at home.
Beyond the Music
God has laid on heart that this group become more than just a choir, but that we will become a family that learns, leads and grows together in our journey towards Christ-likeness. To this end, there will be times that we will gather for purposes other than to learn or execute music. There will be cookouts, bowling, pool parties, beach trips, service opportunities to soup kitchens and food banks, nursing homes, community work projects and more. While Christ and music will be what brings us together, we will strive to be a group of believers that loves and serves our neighbors, community and each other! These relationships will effect and affect the way we lead in worship as we grow in our love for each other and those we lead.