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about people hearing and experiencing the good news of Jesus Christ in ways that are relevant and real.
This plays our in our main priorities:
We love to talk a lot about the "S.H.A.P.E." of worship:
"Just as the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many."
It's not about "me", it's about "we" and serving our congregation.
"God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble."
If you can't clean a toilet, you should reconsider joining the team. :)
"People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord...looks at the heart."
1 Samuel 16:7
Let your outside match your inside, and let your inside be fully focused on Jesus.
"Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved; a work who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the world of truth."
2 Timothy 2:15
Practice is what we do on our own time. Rehearsals are where we join what we've practiced together as a whole. If you don't have the resources you need beforehand to feel prepared, it is up to you to reach out to someone who can help.
"Sing to Him a new song and play skillfully and shout for joy."
"Keneniah, the head Levite, was in charge of the singing; that was his responsibility because he was skillful at it."
1 Chronicles 15:22
Excellence is not what we strive for, it is the end result of the above values that precede it. We come as servants with humble attitudes and authentic hearts, prepared as best we can. When all of those things are combined, excellence is an overflow, not the starting place.
You will soon have a profile on PCO. Once you receive a welcome email, please log in and make sure your contact information is accurate.
We schedule our volunteer teams 3 months in advance, by annual quarters (January - March, April - June, etc.)
Responding to scheduling requests via email is easy. Click below to learn how to respond to scheduling requests:
How to Respond to Scheduling Requests
Block Out Dates
We ask volunteers to enter dates you are unable to volunteer at a service or make the rehearsal dates for that service. These are known as block out dates.
Keeping your block out dates updated and accurate ensures you'll never be scheduled when you don't want to be, as well as helps our team when we create volunteer rosters. You'll also receive requests, reminders, and communications via email from PCO. so please check that these emails are not being filtered by your email application.
This article explains how to access sheet music on the Planning Center service page. (link)
We highly recommend using the Music Stand app as a great tool for players and singers who want quick and up-to-date access to the chord chart and MP3 resources that are available to them.
Download Music Stand app for your device here (link)
We do not provide paper copies of sheet music for musicians. Most musicians bring their own devices (usually tablets) to access the most up to date resources for any given Sunday.
If paper is your preference, please come prepared with your own copies.
Why have a dress code at all?
We're not trying to police or be militant about what you wear up on stage, we promise. However, it is our responsibility on Sunday mornings to eliminate as many distractions as possible in order to draw people in and open people's hearts to prepare them to receive what God may have in store for them that morning. The way we dress can effectively help in eliminating distractions and we thank you in advance for being mindful of this.
If you're concerned about whether or not something would be appropriate, opt for something else. It's always a good idea to bring a backup outfit or just ask!
Dress Code - Men
Dress Code - Women
If you have any questions regarding weekend-appropriate clothing, please direct them to Karen Peazzoni, Director of Service Programming.(link)
Rehearsal and Call Times
All rehearsal and call times can be references on PCO. Please arrive early enough to set up your gear, sound check, and be ready for down beat prior to the specified time.
You will be receiving a fob that will give you access to the backstage entrances on the outside as well as the ramp entrance outside the auditorium entrance. Instructions will be attached to the fob.
You will have access to the front door to the building directly outside the auditorium where services are held. Doors will be unlocked by rehearsal call time so you can access the building.
In addition to rehearsal resources you'll find on planning center, we've also created FocusPoints, a blog with lots of helpful information, spiritual encouragement, and some "how-to's" to get you settled in. You can find our blog at (link). There's some great stuff in there!
Below is contact information for key Calvary Church programming staff that you'll need. We ask that you keep this personal information confidential.