The singers provide vocal leadership to the congregation in the worship service. The singers scheduled for a Sunday will rehearse the worship music on Thursdays with the band. This group serves by scheduled rotation. Ability to read music is helpful. If interested, please contact the worship arts pastor for an initial interview. There is an application and audition process.
The band provides musical leadership to the congregation in the worship service. The players serve on a scheduled rotation basis and rehearse on Thursday nights with the vocalists. Ability to read chord charts and intermediate to expert level on an instrument is necessary. Ability to read music and lead sheets are helpful. If interested, please contact the worship arts pastor for an initial interview. There is an application and audition process.
There are several areas in which to serve. A working knowledge of a specific area is helpful but we provide training for proficiency. All positions are scheduled rotation. FOH, stage, lights and producers scheduled to serve on a Sunday will rehearse on Thursday with the musicians. If interested, please contact the technical arts director for initial interview. The areas of service are:
- Front of House: engineers the sound for the main house.
- Stage: engineers the sound for the vocalists and band. Also provides stagehand help for the stage area.
- Lights: creates scenes and operates light cues for the worship service.
- Production: operates the media segments and camera switching for the stage screens and back screen.
- Camera: operates the cameras from the rear of the room in the second service. (No rehearsal except on special occasions).
- Media design: creates the visuals for the worship songs. We use a Mac based system for design. (No rehearsal).
- Video Team: currently looking for interested personnel.
We have Thursday evening classes according to age and experience for children and youth ages from 1st grade through high school. No prior dance experience is necessary for younger ages. The groups rehearse on Thursday evenings and perform in the worship services and an end of year recital. Classes run current with school year. Minimal cost. >>more
Dramatic sketches are strategically used in our worship services. Most often we create our own. We have a team of actors we use according to the cast needed. We are always interesting adding more to our team who act and write. If you are interested, please contact either the worship arts pastor or Bill Blackwood at email@example.com.
The choir sings once a quarter in both services. There is no audition to sing in the choir. The choir is for middle school through adult. One only needs to attend rehearsal and performance when scheduled. Printed music and audio are available ahead of time so the choir member can familiarize themselves with the music prior to rehearsal. Please contact Rachelle Lewandowski or Pastor Rod for more information and dates.
We have a horn section that plays with the band during the worship segments about once a month during the school year. Proficiency on trumpet, trombone, sax, or flute is necessary as well as music reading. If interested, please contact the worship arts pastor.
We are committed to providing a welcoming environment to worshippers and helpful guidance for those new to Midland Free. Our ushers are friendly men, women, and youth who welcome people into the worship area, distribute important weekly information, assist people in finding a seat and provide assistance to those in the worship area that may need attention. We provide on the job training. We are looking for people with a heart to serve and a smile to share. If interested, please contact Ken or Carol Burmeister at firstname.lastname@example.org or you may contact the worship arts pastor for more information.
Each week after the second worship service we provide recordings of the sermon for those who wish to purchase that Sundayís sermon. We also take orders for previous sermons or sermon series. We provide training in the duplicating process. The station for this ministry is directly across from our Welcome Center. If you are interested in helping in this ministry, please contact either Krista Kloha at email@example.com or contact the worship arts pastor.
Lordís Supper Team
Preparing the elements of communion for a worshipping congregation can be a rewarding ministry. We have a team of people who prayerfully prepare the elements of bread and juice for the services on the Sundays we celebrate the Lordís Supper. This team serves about six or seven times a year. This is not a difficult task but is a vital part of helping prepare this sacrament in the service. If interested please contact the worship arts pastor.
We celebrate each time someone is baptized. It is a great event in their lives as well as in the life of Midland Free. Most candidates are nervous and unsure where to go and what to do. We want to make this a worry-free experience for them so they can celebrate their special day. We have men who assist the male candidates and women who assist the female candidates. Those who serve on this team will make contact with the baptism candidate prior to Sunday to arrange a meeting time. The baptism team member then walks the candidate through the process of the where, when and how. Once the candidate has changed into the baptismal robes, the team member will stay with the candidate until after they have been baptized. Being friendly, helpful and assisting the candidates from start to finish is very encouraging to those who are baptized. If you are interested in serving in this way, please contact Gary or Sue Black at firstname.lastname@example.org or you may contact the worship arts pastor.
If you have other interests in the arts not listed here, please do not hesitate to contact the worship arts pastor.