Our worship ministry is exploding with a wide variety of opportunities to get involved, including musical groups (vocal and instrumental), media teams (sound, lights, projection), and worship arts (drama and banners). Our worship is truly a time of celebration. In worship we utilize the new songs of praise and worship as well as the great old songs and hymns of the faith. If you enjoy music, media, or worship arts, then we have a place for you. Check out the information on this page to get more info about your specific area of interest.
Worship Choir is the main vocal ensemble here at Bay Vista and is one of the finest volunteer groups on the coast. All vocal soloists and small ensemble members are also members of the Worship Choir. We are a non-auditioned group that leads worship each Sunday Morning @ 10:30 AM. We rehearse Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:00 PM in the choir room located in the north end of the worship center. As we prepare for special musical events, we sometimes have mystery rehearsals in “exotic” secret locations.
Come “test-drive” our worship choir by attending a rehearsal this week. You’ll be amazed at all the fun you’ll have while preparing to lead worship!
Bay Vista’s Praise Singers rehearse twice per week: Wednesdays @ 5:30 PM and Sundays @ 7:30 AM. Not only do they actively engage worshippers each and every Sunday morning, but they also function as a small ensemble to bring special music to our worship service from time to time. Membership in the Worship Choir is required to be considered for Praise Singers who are chosen by audition as positions become available.
Praise Band / Orchestra
A strong instrumental program is taking shape here at Bay Vista, and you can be a part of it. Our praise band / orchestra rehearses twice per week: Wednesdays @ 5:30 PM and Sundays @ 7:30 AM on the main platform of the worship center. We provide the music for our morning worship time each Sunday @ 10:30 AM.
Here’s how you can be involved: Still have your instrument? Bring it to rehearsal and join the fun! Sold or gave away your instrument long ago? Don’t worry! We can help you find an instrument to borrow. Have an available instrument, but no desire to play? Consider donating or lending your instrument to Bay Vista. We’ll find someone with the talent and desire to use it to glorify God. Please contact us to become part of this ministry.
All vocal and instrumental soloists are chosen by audition and are faithful members of either Worship Choir or Praise Band / Orchestra (respectively). Once chosen, soloists are asked to share music in our morning worship service according to a schedule published quarterly by worship ministry staff. Special guests may occasionally be scheduled to sing/play at the discretion of the worship pastor. We are always looking for more talented musicians to add to our team.
Membership in small ensembles at Bay Vista is by audition only, as positions become available. In addition to being faithful members of Worship Choir, members of small ensembles such as Praise Singers, Men’s Quartet, and “One” (our ladies ensemble), put in as much as two additional hours of rehearsal per week. From time to time, we form new groups as the Lord brings us talent. If you are interested in vocal ensembles, let us know.
Sound plays a critical role in our worship. From playing CDs and MP3s to mixing the instruments and vocal mics, the sound technicians make it all sound good! If you have an ear for sound and enjoy the “behind the scenes” work that makes the “front and center” stuff possible, we need your help. Never worked on a sound board before? No problem! We can provide the training to get you started. Call our office to express your interest.
Projection makes a huge impact on the way worshippers respond to the team leading worship and even to the One that we worship. We can use volunteers with even a very basic knowledge of computers and a heart for worship. If you’re comfortable working in Windows and checking email, we can train you to work in the projection booth. We’ll stay with you until you can confidently display text and video for the services. Call our office for more info.
Lighting enhances worship by helping to create the proper atmosphere in our worship center. We need folks willing to be trained on the proper operation of our lighting system, which we use for each worship service and for special events as they occur throughout the year. This is your chance to put those creative technical skills to use for the Lord Jesus. Contact our office today to get more info!
Are you a real character? Some really are, and we need lots of characters for our Drama Ministry. Players perform sketches, skits, and plays at various times throughout the year to enhance worship. Drama allows you to be what you were created to be…a character!
WAIT! Even if you’re not excited about reciting lines, ask about non-speaking roles and support roles such as set design, prop master, costuming, etc.
Banners play an important visual role in worship. Whether hanging on the wall or marching down the aisle, banners encourage us to focus on the One we worship, God. If you like to sew, cut, glitter, glue, or otherwise be creative with fabrics, we need your help.