|Read the Worship Choir Job Description. There you can find out what is expected of those who are involved in the worship choir ministry of EHBC.|
Choir's Job Description
WHAT IS WORSHIP REALLY ALL ABOUT?
Jesus tells us that we are to “worship in spirit and in truth” (John 4:24, NIV). Such true worship comes from our hearts. Types of music or forms of worship are not nearly as important as the heart of the worshipper. Matt Redman’s song “The Heart of Worship” reminds us of the need for a true, heartfelt offering of ourselves to God in worship. It’s not about my wants or preferences; rather, “it’s all about You, Jesus.”
By its very nature, worship must be participational. Just being in a place where worship is taking place does not necessarily mean that we have worshipped. We must participate in the worship activities that are taking place if we are to say that we have truly worshipped. So, sing along, join in prayer, open your Bible to read with us, stay connected during the message, etc.--don't miss out on worship because you didn't participate.
We can better connect with God when the songs we use in our worship services are primarily vertical in nature (directed toward God, singing to God) rather than horizontal (directed toward other people about God). Singing our love songs directly to our Lord not only blesses Him, it also touches our hearts and draws us closer to Him.
It is often said that a worship service is like a play—we tend to think of the worship leaders (ministers, choir, band, soloists, etc.) as the actors and the congregation as the audience. Instead, though, let’s think of it like this: the congregation should be the actors, the worship leaders should prompt the actors to perform, and God should be the audience. The worship leaders, then, are not performers; rather, they are the lead worshippers, encouraging the group to worship with them.
The time we spend together on Sundays should affect the rest of the days in our week. Paul tells us that our “spiritual act of worship” is to offer ourselves to God as “living sacrifices” (Romans 12:1, NIV). So, when we leave the worship center each week, let’s live out our faith at home, at work, etc. as our sacrifice of worship to the Lord.