WELCOME TO THE CULLMAN 1ST WORSHIP TEAM!
What is the Cullman First Worship Team and how does it function?
Our Worship Team is a large group of musicians from many backgrounds called and equipped to facilitate worship at rehearsals, services, or events. Our rehearsals and services happen on a weekly basis. We utilize multiple ministry platforms to encourage worship. We also lead worship at Cullman First ministry events on occasion (i.e. conferences, worship nights, etc.). We serve with our musical talents and lead others through our spiritual gifting. We believe that there is no stage too big or small for us to use to glorify God.
Our Team Culture
Culture is defined by Merriam-Webster as a set of shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices that characterizes an organization. Our Team is part of our Worship Ministry within the larger organization of Cullman First.
It’s impossible to grow as a Christian without a family of believers to walk alongside you through relationship. The Bible calls this process discipleship. By joining our team, our leaders commit to helping you grow as a disciple of Christ!
WE ARE A FAMILY OF HUMBLE ENCOURAGERS WHO MULTIPLY GENUINE AND SKILLFUL WORSHIPERS THROUGH MUSIC.
Full Band – 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Special team rehearsal (as needed) – 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Band Communion – 6:30 pm – 6:45 pm (Thursday before 1st Sunday of each month)
Soundcheck & Warmup – 8:30 am
Worship Service – 10:20 – 11:30 am
Our Team Expectations
The 4 P’s of a Revolution Worship Team Member
Our passion for Jesus, his Church and music is what fuels our worship. Our passion bleeds and runs out into everything that we do.
The gospel is “GOOD” news! We are carriers of the good news and it should be reflected in our lives through our attitudes and actions.
Being on time demonstrates that we are dependable and value others’ time as much as our own. If we are consistently in the right place at the right time, it creates trust within our team and with those we lead.
Practice on your own time eliminates distractions on others’ time. We practice and rehearse so we can engage others in worship without distractions.
To ensure that we allow enough time and resource for all teams involved in a rehearsal, service or event, we have the following policies for scheduling:
- Scheduling Rotation
Our goal is to schedule our musicians for a service at least once/month and send out requests 1 month in advance. However, there are various circumstances where both are not always possible. If you find yourself getting over scheduled or without enough time to prepare, please let us know.
- Responding to Requests
Please confirm or decline promptly. Leaving a request unconfirmed or unacknowledged puts a strain on our staff and team. If you are a habitual (3 or more) offender, you will be asked to re-evaluate your commitment to the team.
- Block Out Dates
We all need vacations and time-off. You can help the team by blocking out the dates in Planning Center Online (PCO) that you know you will be unavailable.
- No Shows
If you are scheduled for a service and do not show up after confirming, you seriously hurt the team. It’s like a hand without a finger. We understand emergencies occur, but please communicate. If you are a no show, you will be asked to re-evaluate your commitment to the team.
Planning Center Online is our primary means of communication. You can access online or download the Planning Center app.
Keeping your voice in top shape is vital for vocalists. Download and use these warmups each day, as well as before rehearsal and Sunday worship, to protect, strengthen, and develop your voice to its fullest potential.
Tools in PLANNING CENTER
We provide the lyrics to each song we sing in PCO.
We provide chord charts for our songs.
Each week, a link is provided to the weekly setlist.
Listen through Spotify to our current song list for our Adult services to begin familiarizing yourself with the songs we play.
Role of a Background Vocalist
Guitar Strumming Tips