Worship Team Leaders: Paul Whitfield, Kay Cox, Joann Wareham
Vocalists: Christine Wairimu, Kathryn Dunwell, Sheila Lovatt, Monika Petri,
Musicians: Michael Thrower, Martin Cooper, Alistair McKenning, James Klumb, Adam Balmforth, Robert Walker
PA & Words: Richard Carroll, Martin Cooper, Fraser Lovatt, Danny Valdez, Timothy Gordon
Worship is an essential part of our Christian life and it is a great honour and privilege to be able to be able to serve the church as part of the worship ministry, a responsibility that we do not undertake lightly. Our vision is that whenever we minister together it will bring people to a place where they can freely worship, strengthen their faith and have life changing encounters with God. Worship is not just singing songs or playing music but the true expression of our relationship with God and living a life that is worthy of the calling we have been given. Worship comes through an overflow of the heart and is expressed in a lifestyle of holiness. “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.” Romans 12 v 1
Throughout the year we have seen answer to prayer with singers, musicians, PA and technical crew being added to our number. All new members have attended rehearsals for 3 months to learn songs and build relationships with the team. As we have grown in number, with new musicians and singers joining us, it has brought a freshness to the team.
The training sessions we have attended at Bradford and Hull have impacted members of the team and helped to improve our technical knowledge, musicality and inspired us to move to an even deeper level of worship. The afternoon sessions and evening worship services led by Angie Lendon and Mark Stevens were inspirational and both visitors have expressed a desire to return and do further work with the team. The technical crew have worked hard to improve their understanding of the software and the quality of the sound with the new equipment has improved significantly.
Our challenges for the year to come are to
· be spirit led to find songs of the season to help the Church move forward in faith
· to move out into prophetic worship
· to remain united as a team to allow the anointing to flow
· to expand the worship team further
· continue to improve our musical and technical skills