Worship Team Evaluations


Welcome

Thank you for your interest in The River Worship Team. Enclosed you will find specific instructions for evaluations. Please be sure to look specifically for the instructions which coincide with which team you are interested in joining—Singers (Vocals) or Band (Instruments). 

     We would like you to know that the purpose of this evaluation is not to earn a position on the worship team, but rather to help you find your place and special work within the local body of The River. 

     Our continued prayer for you is based upon the following scripture; and whether your destination is within the worship team or elsewhere, our desire is that you find your place and be “healthy and growing full of love” in Christ. 


Ephesians 4:16 New Living Translation (NLT) 
He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love. 


Vocals

 

1.     Vocals- Candidates wishing to evaluate for a vocal position will evaluate according to the following parameters based on your choice of Great are You Lord by All Sons and Daughters or Forever Yours by Gateway Worship:

Great are Your Lord- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpb02shcAis

Forever Yours- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=injWQz3Gobo


**You may select which of the songs will best demonstrate your abilities.**


a) The candidate will sing their selections melody along with the track's verses and chorus.

b" The candidate will sing their desired vocal part (soprano, alto, tenor or bass) along with the selections's chorus.

c) The candidate will sing hear an undisclosed song and be asked to sing with melody along with the leader after sufficient time of listening. Lyrics will be provided.

d) Candidate may then choose to break off into a vocal part, if they desire, to demonstrate ear training.

e) Finally, the candidate will be asked a series of questions concerning their spiritual walk, experience with music teams and motivation for evaluating.


Please note that at the evaluation we will begin singing in the original key, but will change accordingly to best reflect your vocal. This is a good thing!


Instruments


2. Instruments- Candidates evaluating for an instrument position will do so according to the following parameters based on "New Every Morning" by Covenant Worship or "Holy Spirit" by Jesus Culture:

New Every Morning- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OI-UtD-5G90

Holy Spirit- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqynEAIZSbY


**You may select which of the songs will best demonstrate your abilities.**


a) Candidates will play the verse and chorus of their selections as if they were simply playing background to a lead singer or instrument.

b) Candidates will play the verse and chorus of their selections as if they were playing lead and being accompanied by background instruments. 

c) Candidates will ear an original selection's audio and be asked to then pick-up playing the song in the key of B or G. Chords will be provided. Vocals will be provided if necessary.

d) Finally, the candidates will be asked a series of questions concerning their spiritual walk, experience with music teams and motivation for evaluating. 


Conclusion

 

All evaluations will be recorded for further review and selection. Candidates will be notified within a week of their selection status and will receive specific evaluation feedback regarded their presentation.  Selected applicants will need to plan to attend a mandatory Commitment Meeting to review team expectation and procedures. 


Should you be selected, please know that becoming a member of The River Worship Team is a leadership position and will require spiritual and time commitments. You should plan to devote several hours a week to independent practice and at least 2 hours a week to mandatory collective rehearsals. Generally, practices are held on Wednesday nights.  

Consistent accountability to your pastors and leaders will be required and we urge you to be prayerful, along with us, in your decisions to move forward with this evaluation process. 

Next Steps

After familiarizing yourself with the above information,  please submit the form below to be contacted to get more information on the next evaluation time slot! A few things to keep in mind:

  1. The Worship Team is a platform team which prioritizes Godly character over skill.
  2. Its team members are required to sign a 6 month commitment form outlining personal and team related expectations for remaining on the team. 
  3. Before one can formally join the team, it is required that they have attended "Connect Lunch" and completed "Grow Class." These two classes are basic membership and discipleship classes intended to present the doctrine, history and culture of The River. 

Things to Remember:

  1. Character over skill.
  2. Spiritual and time commitment
  3. Intended to help you find "your place" in the body.

Hang tight while we prepare your form...