Thank you for taking time to learn more about the music ministry and opportunities to serve at Ten Mile Christian Church. We are excited that you are considering how to get involved at TMC. As you think and pray about your potential participation, here’s the steps for getting involved:
STEP 1: FILL OUT THE ONLINE APPLICATION
STEP 2: SCHEDULE AN AUDITION TIME
STEP 3: AUDITION (2) SONG SELECTIONS
*Band Applicants: You will be contacted to schedule an audition after receiving your application. You will be sent (2) song selections to prepare along with song charts and mp3’s through a website called Planning Center. You will want to rehearse your parts as on the recording of the song. On your scheduled audition time you will arrive at the church and play your instrument parts along with a backing track using ear buds and a click track.
*Vocal Applicants: You will be contacted to schedule an audition after receiving your application. You will be sent (2) song selections to prepare along with song charts and mp3’s through a website called Planning Center. You will want to rehearse your parts as on the recording of the song. One song will be notated for you to sing lead melody and the second song you will perform the harmony part supporting the melody. On your scheduled audition time you will arrive at the church, vocals warmed up, and ready to along with a backing track using ear buds and a click track.
A QUICK OVERVIEW OF EXPECTATIONS:
The Worship Team is a ministry that encompasses band, vocals, media, sound, and video production. We strive to lead others to encounter Jesus and to foster disciples, all the while creating a joyful and fun atmosphere. There are some expectations that come along with being a part of a ministry area at the church. Everyone on the team is leading others while personally serving the church. Below are some basic expectations for the Worship Team.
1. A RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS
We feel that to be able to lead others in worship from the platform it’s important that everyone playing in the band have a relationship with Jesus and are striving to grow in that relationship.
2. MUSICAL ABILITY
We believe in giving our best to God with the gifts that He has blessed us with. We believe that excellence influences impact. This is an important value to us as we want to minister to the believer and reach the un-churched. Giving God our excellence can be a huge witness to someone who doesn’t know Jesus.
We invite anyone to apply for the Ten Mile Worship Team but not everyone can be on the platform on Sunday morning. If you are a novice singer or new to an instrument, that's awesome! We want to hear your story and get to know you and encourage you. However, the platform will be reserved for vocalists and instrumentalists that have reached a certain skill level and experience. Of course, experience is not required to participate but it generally seems like skill level grows with the amount of experience you've had to hone your craft. We play a lot of different styles of songs and music but lean toward the modern contemporary worship style. If you're a specialist in a certain type of style or instrument, we still want to know about it!
We want to be worship leaders that help usher people into an encounter with Jesus. In order to do that, we try to eliminate distractions. We've found that having the proper vocal mixes on stage is crucial and we want singers to feel like they "fit" and have a place with their voice. The melody of the song is more than likely going to be led by the worship leader so we rely heavily on our vocalists to be able to lock in harmonies and support the lead melody. Experience on stage often leads to comfort on stage. Stage presence is important to us because we feel it helps make an audience feel comfortable and welcome to participate in worship WITH us. A vocalist on the team is not only a harmony singer and may be asked to lead a song depending on ability and comfort. There may be times where you're asked to belt it out and we want you to feel confident and comfortable in doing so.