Values & Expectations Agreement

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Core Values

Hearts United

  • Jeremiah 32:39 (NLT) And I will give them one and one purpose: to worship me forever, for
    their own good and for the good of all their descendants.
  • When we worship together, we all have the same heart and mind.
  • United in our focus and purpose as one team we can accomplish more for the kingdom of God in ministering too and winning people to Christ.

Pursuit of Excellence

  • Proverbs 22:29 (MSG) Observe people who are good at their work—skilled workers are always in demand and admired; they don’t take a backseat to anyone.
  • We stick to our word. We show up when we say we will, we practice, we are reliable.

Growth in Skills, Character, and Spirit

  • Titus 3:14 (AMP) Our people must learn to do good deeds to meet necessary demands [whatever the occasion may require], so that they will not be unproductive.
  • We possess the inner drive to strive for more, whether musically or spiritually.
  • We listen attentively and take notes from our leadership, we ask questions, do research in our free time, and bring new ideas when appropriate.
  • While we grow, we examine our own hearts and motives to ensure we yield ONLY to the
    motives of the Holy Spirit, crucifying out flesh and our own selfish desires

Connection

  • Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 “Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up!” (vv. 9-10).
  • We are family, and we foster an environment of belonging. Through these relationships we find
    our strength as a team
  • We will not isolate others or ourselves on our dream team. We will be in community with our
    congregation so we can connect with them on and off the platform

Honor and Respect

  • 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 (AMP)  Now we ask you, brothers and sisters, to appreciate those who diligently work among you [recognize, acknowledge, and respect your leaders], who are in charge over you in the Lord and who give you instruction, and [we ask that you appreciate them and] hold them in the highest esteem in love because of their work [on your behalf]. Live in peace with one another.
  • All leaders and students are in submission to the vision of Pastor John Nuzzo and the direction and authority of the Next Generation Directors and Worship Ministry Leaders.
  • Honor is a part of our DNA. We respect leadership and take their direction with a joyful heart.
  • Conflict is handled in private with your leader through conversations in grace, truth and time.

Creating a Atmosphere for the Holy Spirit

  • Hebrews 12:28-29 (ESV) Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire.”
  • What we do is NOT a performance, but an offering of thanksgiving out of our hearts
  • Worship is not to draw attention to ourselves or our gifts, but to exalt Jesus and bring him glory
  • We operate out of the overflow of what is in our hearts, that environment must be pure, humble and full of love
  • Through this posture of the heart, and with boldness to pursue God’s presence, we create an
    atmosphere for the Holy Spirit to MOVE.

Culture

Born out of our core values, the culture is one that is a place of family and belonging. In student ministries we are all about coming around a leader, a student, a new person and inviting them in. We show the love of Christ in all we do.

Characteristics of a Team Member

Team Player – Is an active participant, fully engaged in the work of the team and across the organization as needed. Takes initiative to help make things happen and make the team successful with a can-do attitude. Openly and willingly shares information, knowledge, and experience to keep others in the loop, gets the job done, and prevents surprises. Cooperates with others to solve problems. Consistently treats others with courtesy and respect.

Dependable – Worthy of trust.  Leaders can consistently rely and count on dream team member to get work done, do fair share, meet commitments, follow through on tasks or assignments, and deliver excellence all of the time.

Commitment to Excellence – Strives to complete one’s work in the best possible manner with the resources provided. Excellence is defined as being perceived and observed as performing in the highest quality manner possible in all areas of ministry. Having an unwavering commitment to doing things with the spirit of excellence.

Contributor – Gives ideas, time and energy along with others. Has a share in causing results. Helps and assists. Participates.

Learner – Able to acquire knowledge of and skill in tasks and job duties by study, instruction, or experience. Able to become informed of and to memorize relevant information. Able to be taught.

Successful – Performance is outstanding, notable, distinguished, remarkable, important and significant. Sets the pace for others to reach. Is achievement-oriented and highly accomplished.

Growth-Oriented – Remains focused on improvement, betterment, development, enrichment, gain, headway, and progress in areas of accountability.

Expectations

Rehearsals:

  • Practices music and vocal parts and arrives prepared for rehearsal
    • knows melodies and harmonies, song structure
    • knows specific part on instrument (rhythm vs. lead)
    • electric guitars have correct sounds loaded on pedal board (identical to song)
  • Arrives to rehearsal on time or early, and notifies leader if running late (due to emergency situations)
  • Respect Worship Director
    • No talking, or distracting their direction. Bring ideas if appropriate, be flexible if changes arise within the setlist/song
  • Make sure that you’re FULLY set up before rehearsal time. Especially for guitars and basses and drums. We do not want to delay everybody because of a lengthy setup/ troubleshooting

Communication:

  • Responds to one form of communication promptly
    • Email/Telegram/Instagram/ Facebook
  • If an emergency comes up and you are unable to play on a weekend you are serving, you must let the leader know as soon as you find out.
    • Note: When the schedule goes out, and you are expected to serve on a weekend, we are counting on you to be there. That is a part of our culture. It is very rare for someone to not make a rehearsal or a service. If missing rehearsal or service becomes a “normal” thing for any participant, your involvement in this team will be under review.

Lifestyle:

  • Must sign “Leadership Code of Conduct” and adhere to those guidelines
  • Social Media
    • Will be monitored according to the Leadership Code of Conduct
    • Remember you are a leader in a highly visible role on a significant platform, use social media as a tool of encouragement. You not only represent yourself, but you also represent Victory Family Church
  • Spiritual Maturity
    • Understands that serving and leading in worship requires that I have an ongoing relationship with Jesus Christ.
    • Commits to seeking a deeper relationship with Jesus
  • Dress Code
    • Guys:
      • Modesty is a must
      • Clothing should not offend. No inappropriate words and/or images on any article of clothing
      • Pants/jeans are preferred but shorts are permissible. If you do wear shorts, you must keep them close to knee length
      • Ripped/distressed bottoms must not be ripped near the waistline
    • Girls:
      • Modesty is a must
      • Clothing should not offend. No inappropriate words and/or images on any article of clothing
      • Pants/jeans are preferred but shorts are permissible. If you do wear shorts, you must keep them at fingertip length or further
      • Ripped/distressed bottoms must not be ripped near the waistline
      • Skirts – must have leggings (not tights) under them and must knee length or lower
      • Shirts- must cover chest, showing no cleavage or stomach, even when jumping around or raising your hands
      • Tank tops must be appropriate – No spaghetti straps. Bra straps and bra should be fully covered
      • No see-through, revealing, or distracting clothing

Attitude:

  • Respectful to leadership
  • Takes direction/correction with a humble heart: teachable
  • Respected by other team members and blends well with others
  • Strives to put others before themselves and assists wherever needed
  • Understands that it is a privilege to be called, equipped, skilled, in serving on the worship team