The Arts at Hammock Street Church
At Hammock Street Church we don’t believe that simply singing a song is an act of true worship. True worship happens when a person tries to make decisions that please God. Our corporate worship on a Sunday morning is simply a response to our God, collectively thanking Him and praising Him for who He is on a daily basis in our lives. Songs of praise and worship simply give us words to articulate how we think and feel about our creator.
Because God is a creator, and we are made in His image, we believe that when we create art that draws attention to our God’s characteristics, it pleases Him. We also strive to bring the best in effort and quality to that art because our God is more than deserving of it. Whether our music sounds perfect or not, the importance is placed on the individual heart’s offering.
Our tech team, vocalists and band members view leading worship on a Sunday morning as a privilege and opportunity to serve God, and the congregation of Hammock Street Church, with the talents they’ve been given. Our artists see no difference in the gifts they bring than those of the greeters, nursery workers or any other ministry in this community of believers. We are all part of one body, seeking to contribute anything we can bring personally to put a spotlight on who our God is.
Dance, music and visual arts all play a part in this growing ministry. We love to find new mediums through which we can express our love and thanks to our Savior. Through monthly workshops, we look to improve our skills in the arts. And through fellowship we provide a welcoming environment for friendship and encouragement.
Artists are scheduled on a monthly rotation and are expected to play for both the 9:00am and 10:45am services for which they’ve been scheduled. Music is given two weeks in advance for optimum preparation. Directly after our second service, we have lunch together then rehearse for the upcoming Sunday from 1pm-2:30pm. An 8:00 am call time each Sunday is given for one run-through before the 9:00 service.
If you’re interested in becoming a part of this exciting ministry, please contact Juli Kennedy for audition information. firstname.lastname@example.org