Setting worship team expectations is another great way of building a solid worship team. When people know what's expected it is much easier to keep the commitment they make.
When you are forming a new team is the best time to pull together those interested folks and agreeon as much as you can.
It's also a great way to train future leaders or those you have in mind to take on more responsibility some day.
The following is an example of worship team expectations you can use to write your own.
Worship Team Leader
1. Facilitate spiritual leadership.
2. Encourage spiritual development.
3. Facilitate musical leadership.
4. Facilitate creation of song packages that lead people to appreciate God.
5. Facilitate Order of Service Handoff to Senior Pastor.
6. Coordinate instrumentation and musical arrangements.
7. Teach the team to rehearse effectively.
8. Facilitate community leadership.
9. Use the Worship Team Handbook to communicate regularly.
10. Delegate the planning and execution of purposeful community events.
11. Provide informal training: Ephesians 4:11-13
Worship Team Member
1. Fulfill spiritual obligations
2. Be growing in the Lord.
1 Pet. 3:18 “But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ…”
3. Make peace with people.
Matt. 5:23,24 "… if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift.”
4. Your individual worship experience flows out of your own heart.
Rom. 12:1,2 “I urge you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.”
5. Handle any comments you hear about the music graciously.
Eph. 4:2, “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.”
6. Fulfill rehearsal/communication obligations.
7. Respect others’ time, skills and experience.
Practice on your own time so our rehearsal helps everyone. Be early. Allow fifteen minutes for setup before rehearsal.
When you can’t make a Sunday service, find a replacement and communicate with Team Leader who you found. Complete this one week in advance of the event.
If something isn’t right, it is your responsibility to say something. This is your ministry.
8. Fulfill the commitment you make.
Because you are considered a leader by your participation, it is required that whatever commitment you make, in terms of time and frequency, you fulfill. Col. 4:17 – “…Take heed to the ministry which you have received in the Lord, that you may fulfill it.”
9. Fulfill Administrative responsibilities.
These should be outlined in the Worship Team Expectations and Procedures section.