HIF Worship & Arts Ministry and HIF Media Ministry
As the worship ministry, we believe Psalm 22:3, that “God dwells within the praises of His people”. Worshiping is not only about singing, playing musical instruments, nor the media operations attached to it, but worshiping is about coming into God’s presence to bless, praise, and adore Him for who He is and His deeds. We strongly believe that during worship, Christ will be revealed to all including those that feel lost and helpless.
We are a people learning together as we work towards improving our effectiveness at worshiping and as disciples of the Lord Jesus. We desire to reflect the likeness of Jesus by growing and maturing through the disciplines of personal worship, prayer and studying the word of God.
The Worship and Media ministry is important, giving us opportunity to facilitate entrance into the presence of God in such way that no other ministry does. Singing, playing musical instrument and other operations connected to it allows people to draw in an act of expressing praise and thanksgiving to God as He has required of us in (Psalm 98:4, Psalm 40).
“The highest form of worship is the worship of unselfish Christian service. The greatest form of praise is the sound of consecrated feet seeking out the lost and helpless.” Billy Graham
Serving Christ through the Worship Ministry is indeed a blessing and a source of blessing. You are invited to join us to serve the Lord together, you can be trained on tech and media operations including content preparation, computer operations, online service streaming, communication, sound and light operations. During worship service you will be able to serve by vocalization and harmonization, synchronization, live sound setup and mixing, specialization and musical instrumentation. To learn more or setup an audition to join our Worship and Media Ministry, please signup below.
“When God’s people begin to praise and worship Him using the Biblical methods He gives, the Power of His presence comes among His people in an even greater measure.” – Graham Truscott
Listen to stories of God’s faithfulness in the lives of our Worship & Media team members. As our team members are being discipled and equipped for service, we praise God for the unity in our diversity, servant leadership spirit, and for God’s strength in us.
HIF Worship Arts Ministry goals are to:
- Live a Christ-like life
- Strive for excellence
- Be on time
- Smart casual dress code
Christ-likeness: God has high expectations of us as worship leaders, teachers, and pastors. We are to be people of integrity – people who practice what we preach, teach, sing, and pray. We are called to model faithfulness in all aspects of our lives. As such worship is holistic, we worship with our whole life.
Excellence: We are to always seeking to improve the quality of our offering of worship leadership. This involves our musical craft, smoothness of transitions, public “performance”, and our presentation both on and off the “stage.” We strive for excellence in offering God out best, but not for perfection.
Timeliness: Worship team members arrive on time at set time for each site to work together in setup, sound check, practice, and prayer, leaving enough time for a break before service.
Smart casual: We seek not to distract or offend when leading worship. This means for men: slacks and a shirt, preferably a button-up shirt. No pants with holes, T-shirts, jeans or bare feet. Women: skirts, dresses, or slacks are fine. Please dress moderately, making sure you are covered appropriately.
Practice/Rehearsal: It is expected that you will have practiced your part prior to arriving on Sunday morning. Rehearsal is a time for bringing together the individual parts into one harmonic and beautiful whole.
Additional things you can expect:
Worship team members should hear from the worship leaders Thursday night regarding the set-list for the upcoming Sunday.
Pastors or the worship team director will try to communicate with worship leaders about the sermon, text, theme of the service, and any musical or worship suggestions no later than Wednesday prior to the Sunday.
Worship Leaders: Don’t pick a song that people cant sing, a worship leader is the gate keeper of songs, look at the congregation to see if they are fully engaging in the music. They all come from different works of life, they just want to connect with God, they don’t need a complicated song, they sincerely want to connect with God through songs.