Saturday, February 13, 2010
Thank you for auditioning for the CF SMKSU Worship Team!
On behalf of the CF SMKSU Worship Team, I would like to thank all those who auditioned to join us. Thank God for the new batch of fresh talent that has been provided. It won't be long before we will see new faces on stage thus reliving veterans like Joyce and Nehe XP
Just some things i want to make clear when you are part of the Worship Team:
1) It's not about you, it's about GOD.
God only expects our best when it comes to Worship or else it would be unacceptable to Him. And it's not for you to glorify yourself but to glorify HIM.
2) Set your hearts right
Before any Praise and Worship sessions starts, take some time to quiet down yourself and pray. Set everything right with God before leading the rest of the congregation to a time of Praise and Worship.
3) ATTEND CF
This the MOST IMPORTANT point that I'll make. Serve in other CF departments as well. Don't only come when you're playing or singing on that day.
4) practice, Practice, PRACTICE!
Grow in your talent! Don't just come for practices with the rest of the band, I expect you to go online and search for the chords on your own and PRACTICE AT HOME to further expand your skills! Worship Leaders and back-up singers, turn on your audio and sing to the songs! IF you are a drummer and got no drums, just turn on your mp3/mp4/mp5/Ipod/Ipood and AIR DRUM!
5) Be PUNCTUAL
For practices, or even for the day itself. Guitarists, you need to be early to tune your guitars! You need to be early as a team to pray! You need to be early to run through any songs or parts you want to rehearse last minute!
6) Avoid MISTAKES!
Yes, please if possible, avoid as much mistakes as you can. It's really distracting. Imagine during the time of worship and everyone is having their own intimate moment with God and then suddenly the mangkuk guitarist go hit the wrong chord or note and then everyone will DEFINITELY will go "Hah? What was that?"
7) Be a good listener
Be open to suggestions by the other members of your team. For example if you want this attack or you want to pull of this acapella part of the song. But let's say one of your teams wants to experiment with other stuff with the song, be open and everything cannot always be done you way. But do keep in mind to sometimes keep things simple, rather than remember many parts and then screw it up on the day of your session itself.
8) Be a good example
Seriously, take this into consideration. I don't like anyone who has a been black labelled by the discipline teacher to be on stage. What if some guy walks into CF and then sees you on stage and goes, "EH! I know that guy! What's he doing up there?! HE STOLE MY GIRLFRIEND!"
I remember a friend of mine from church stating that we as the worship team have to create this platform for others to worship God. One thing that I desperately hope and pray is that all of you would be disciples first then only musicians. Another thing is when you are on stage, you might be busy playing your instrument, but above all, grab every opportunity to worship Him at the same time!
If you set your hearts right with God and you give your all to him, then you wouldn't have to worry about hitting the right notes, pulling off the right riffs, the timings because when you truly worshipping Him, all of these will surely come on it's own!
I will be calling up many of you soon, till then, Happy CNY and Valentine's!
In His Service,