Worship Ministry

Worship at Parkview is an intentional, authentic, passionate encounter with the Creator of the universe. After all, worship is ministry to God. He is our audience.  At Parkview, worship is participatory, contemporary, and it is for people who are drawn to God's presence and are hungry for more of Him. For our weekend worship services, we worship for a continuous block of time. Our worship involves many kinds of artistic expression from multi-media experience, drama, from familiar songs to modern guitar driven music. We'd like to help you grow into a deeper, more meaningful relationship with God. In fact, Exodus 34:14 says, "He is a God who is passionate about His relationship with you." Our ministry exists to build bridges between people and God. His presence is available to all.

Become a Part of the Worship Ministry

If you feel God might be leading you to be a part of the Parkview Worship Ministry, we are delighted in the fact that He has sent you to be a part of this exciting ministry.  Please read through this page for additional information on how to be a part of a specific ministry as well as important contact information.  Begin praying now that God would direct you in His timing to His purpose for ministry.  

 

Derek Overton

Worship Pastor

(386)445-5440 Ext. 225

Click here to email Pastor Derek.

Celebration Choir

The Celebration Choir rehearses on Tuesdays from 6:45-7:30pm.  Celebration Choir members attend three monthly rehearsals on the second, third, and fourth Tuesdays of the month (unless noted differently on schedule) and lead in worship the fourth weekend of the month at our Saturday night and Sunday morning services.  Team members must maintain a positive, worshipping presence while singing, listen to provided music CDs regularly, and faithfully attend all rehearsals.  While at rehearsals, choir members are to be team players, respectful, and to maintain a strong Christian witness in the community. No experience is required, but you must be a high school student or older.

The Celebration Choir Fall Season is from September – December. Tuesday night rehearsals are at 6:45pm. Performance arrival times are Saturday at 5:00pm and Sunday at 8:45am.  If you are unable to attend a rehearsal or performance for any reason, please notify Pastor Derek in advance via email at derek@parkviewlife.com.  Unless specified, performance dress is black pants/skirt (or dark jeans) and solid color top that is white, gray, or black.

Click HERE to register for the 2017 Spring Celebration Choir Season and key dates.

Worship Band

Our band represents some of Flagler County's most talented musicians.  Our band is comprised of seasoned players that have a heart to lead others in worship and display the incredible talent God has gifted to them.  Our band quality is a tremendous drawing card for those visiting our church from the area.
Prerequisites: Church membership, audition acceptance - Adults (high school graduates) who are accomplished musicians and possess relevant instrumental music experience (ex: high school or college band, previous church or band experience) are welcomed to schedule an audition with Worship Pastor, Derek Overton.  The audition is  a three-step process.  First, the person auditioning will conduct a verbal interview with Pastor Derek to discuss spiritual and musical history. Second, the person auditioning will play his/her instrument in front of a panel of current band members.  Third, the person auditioning will be allowed to play in one of our weekend services as a trial period.

Job Description: Band rehearsals are held each Tuesday from 7:30-9:30pm in the Worship Center.  We have two rotating bands that lead in worship every other week.  The bands play for our Saturday night 6:00pm service, as well as our Sunday morning 9:00am, 10:15am and 11:30am services.  Band members will be given music to listen to in advance before rehearsals.  By reading chord charts at rehearsals, band members are to be ready to play, not learn, their music.  The purpose of rehearsal is to play together, arrange, and sharpen already practiced music.  Worship band members will be exposed to a variety of musical stylings, must function well in a team environment, and display a strong Christian witness to the community.  Most importantly, band members must have a biblical knowledge of what is true worship.  Band members lead people in worship.  They don't perform music for music's sake.

Click HERE to register for a worship band audition.

Vocal Team

Prerequisites: Church membership, three months faithful attendance to Celebration Choir and continued participation in Celebration Choir, audition acceptance - Adults (high school graduates) who are accomplished musicians and possess relevant vocal music experience (ex: high school or college band, previous church or band experience) are welcomed to schedule an audition with Worship Pastor, Derek Overton.  The audition is a three-step process.  First, the person auditioning will conduct a verbal interview with Pastor Derek to discuss spiritual and musical history. Second, the person auditioning will sing a short, a capella solo in front of a panel of current vocalists.  Third, the person auditioning will be allowed to sing in one of our weekend services as a trial period.

Click HERE to register for a vocal team audition.

Orchestra

Accompanying seasonal events, our orchestra is comprised of strings, brass and woodwind players.

Prerequisites: Church membership, Adults who are accomplished musicians and possess relevant instrumental music experience and the ability to read music (Ex: high school or college band, previous church or band experience), basic audition determined by orchestra director.

Job Description: Our orchestra accompanies our praise band once a month, typically the fourth weekend of the month.  They also play for special services, holiday events or as needed for additional worship services.  On weeks scheduled, orchestra members attend the Tuesday night rehearsal at 7:30pm.  Sheet music is emailed in advance to participating members so that they can be prepared to play, not learn, music during rehearsal.  Orchestra members are expected to practice at home to maintain their musical "chops."  Orchestra members will be exposed to a variety of musical stylings, must function well in a team environment, and display a strong Christian witness to the community.  Most importantly, orchestra members must have a biblical knowledge of what true worship is.  Orchestra members lead people in worship.  They don't perform music for music's sake.

Click HERE to register for a orchestra audition.

Drama

At Parkview, we're committed to using the arts in our worship service to enhance the overall worship environment.  Our drama team regularly performs dramas that uplift hearts and cause people to begin to think about their own spiritual condition. They make us laugh, they make us cry, but they're always "acting up".

Prerequisites:  Active attendee, previous drama experience (church, community theatre, school, etc.)  Adults, youth and, occasionally, children are welcomed to participate.

Job Description:  The Acts of Praise drama team performs approximately once a month for our weekend worship services.  Depending on skill and experience level, participants are given small to challenging drama roles.  Parkview's drama ministry is a pool of individuals that we choose from to meet a specific need for each given drama performed.  Strong team skills are needed as well as a commitment to excellence.  Once a drama is selected, you will be contacted to review a script and then to accept the drama.  Depending on the difficulty of a drama, participants typically rehearse three or four Monday nights at 7:00pm before the weekend of a drama performance.  In addition, participants perform for all four of our weekend services. 

Click HERE to register for the Drama Team.

Tech Team

With the rise of technology in every facet of our lives, Parkview is committed to being technologically current in sound production, lighting, and media services.  Each of our four worship services has its own set of sound, lighting, and media technicians. Through the skill and expertise of these individuals, Parkview is creating unique worship environments each week that are designed to help you connect with God.
Prerequisites:  Active Attendee, contemporary church experience with sound, lighting, or media equipment.

Job Description:  The Technical Arts ministry at Parkview is designed to deliver the Good News of Jesus Christ to people inside and outside the walls of Parkview.  This outreach uses video, audio, and lighting to communicate God's message and His mission.  There is a place for you in this ministry.  If you love technology, there is always room on our technical teams.  Our team members work together to put vibrant, clear and artistic images on the projection screen, offer clear sound, and visually pleasing lighting design to help the congregation to be a part of the service.  Tech Team members work at three specific work times:  For Saturday night, techs arrive at 4:30pm for combined rehearsals and work at our 6:00pm service.  Saturday night techs also attend our Tuesday evening Worship Band Rehearsal at 7:30am on the weeks they are scheduled to serve.  For Sunday mornings at Parkview, techs arrive at 8:30am and work during our 9:00am, 10:15am and11:30am services.  

Click HERE to register for Tech Team.

Set Building/Stage Design

At the onset of each sermon series, our stage is transformed to reflect an appropriate style.  Carpenters, painters, and "crafty" people help to make our stage look current and relevant.

Prerequisites:  Active Attendee, appropriate carpentry equipment and skills.

Job Description:  The sky is the limit when it comes to unleashing your creative potential on stage with our sets.  Whether a fishing boat, a winter wonderland, or a peaceful cross scene, Parkview's stage is always set to enhance the worship environment for our weekend attendees.  Those with carpentry skills are invited to be a part of this fun ministry. 

Visual Arts

Most people are visual learners.  That's why, at Parkview, we use a lot of visual elements in our services.  Our visual arts team is made up of artists, photographers, graphic designers, and people that have the ability to create strong visual elements for our worship services.

Prerequisites:  Active attendee, appropriate artistic, photographic, or video equipment

Job Description:  By using the arts, visual artists help to provide illustrative photography for worship services, or web, or produce Christian related art to enhance our worship experiences or environments in our adult, youth, and children services.

Click HERE to be a part of our visual arts team.