worship Ministry

Here at Lazy Mountain Bible Church our worship consists of passionate praise, bold teaching of God's word, and encouraging community. We desire to be authentic and contagious worshipers, grounded firmly in God's word, worshiping in both spirit and truth. We strive to serve one another in grace and love, putting the needs of others before our own. Here at Lazy, worship does not end or begin with singing. It is to be practiced in every facet of our lives; everything we do as unto the Lord (Colossians 3).

PSalm 96:1-2

“Oh sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth! Sing to the Lord, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day."

  • Join us in-person Sunday mornings at 9 and 11 a.m. You can also tune-in virtually during our 11 a.m. service, which is live streamed to our YouTube channel. And if you're interested in viewing one of our past worship services, our live stream archive can be accessed on the Sermons page.

Worship Values

Our Biblical Call to Worship

Colossians 3:16-17

 “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”

Big Idea

We find directives for worship all throughout the Bible. We are to let the Word of Christ dwell in us richly (Col 3:16), so that being led by the truth of his word we may be sanctified (John 17:17) and able to teach and build up those around us. We are to admonish one another with psalms and hymns, and spiritual songs that we the Church may be encouraged; stirred up by way of reminder (1 Peter 3) as we sing the truth of God's word. We are also called to sing and make melody in our hearts to God, giving him thanks for everything in the name of Jesus Christ. For in Christ all the promises of God have found their Yes (2 Corinthians 1:20). That is why we the Church can say AMEN! And why do we do it? We do it to glorify God, and to share of his faithfulness, proclaiming the good news and the impact it has had on us.

Galatians 1:10

"Sing to the Lord, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples! For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised"

What is worship?

Yes, singing is often the first thing we think of when thinking of "worship", but worship is not limited to singing praises, but is to be carried out in everything we do, (Col. 3:17). This is why our worship team at Lazy consists of all those who serve in leading our Church into worship; singing and blessing his name, Declaring His glory and salvation; his marvelous works among all the peoples! "For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised” (Psalm 96:1-4). In every area of our ministry, we have the opportunity encourage others to partake in corporate worship with us! 

1 Thessalonians 2:3-6a, 8

“For our appeal does not spring from error or impurity or any attempt to deceive, but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not to please man, but to please God who tests our hearts. 5 For we never came with words of flattery, as you know, nor with a pretext for greed—God is witness. Nor did we seek glory from people […] So, being affectionately desirous of you, we were ready to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you had become very dear to us”

The Gift of Worship

Our worship team family exists to glorify God and edify His Church, as we lead her into all things biblical "worship". Although, many of us find ourselves on various platforms and stages from week to week, this is not to proclaim or highlight our own abilities or giftings. We worship for God's glory alone, not our own. We hear loud and clear the bible's warnings about seeking approval and glory from men and strive to keep our hearts in check and our eyes fixed on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith. For by grace we have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast...(Ephesians 2:8-9). Jesus sets the perfect example in John 8:50a and 54a saying, "I do not seek my own glory,...“If I glorify myself, my glory is nothing. It is my Father who glorifies me."" Jesus was the only man deserving glory, yet even he did NOT seek his own glory, only the will and desires of his father. May we be a church that does the same!

  • Psalm 96

    “Oh sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth! Sing to the Lord, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples! For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; he is to be feared above all gods. For all the gods of the peoples are worthless idols, but the Lord made the heavens. Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and beauty are in his sanctuary. Ascribe to the Lord, O families of the peoples, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength! Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; bring an offering, and come into his courts! Worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness; tremble before him, all the earth! Say among the nations, “The Lord reigns! Yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved; he will judge the peoples with equity.” Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; let the sea roar, and all that fills it; let the field exult, and everything in it! Then shall all the trees of the forest sing for joy before the Lord, for he comes, for he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world in righteousness, and the peoples in his faithfulness.”

Interested in serving?

We'd love to have you join the team! Please read through the following information to get a feel for the worship ministry and how you might fit into it. 

Thank you for your interest in joining the LMBC Worship Team! We’re excited to have you join us! Before we begin, please take a moment to read through our goals and desires for our volunteers.


Basic Requirements

Each team member is required to:

  • Have and maintain a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.
  • Regularly attend Lazy Mountain Bible Church.
  • Attend required rehearsals/services.
  • Worship: Be able to read chord charts (instrumentalists)/Be able to sing both harmony and melody (vocalists).
  • Media: Have a basic understanding of computer software and hardware and what makes quality audio/visual material.


Preparation

What you can expect from us:

  • Positions and setlists assigned four weeks in advance and consistent communication regarding duties.
  • All equipment powered on and assistance with setup prior to the start of service.


What's expected of you:

  • Commit to practice at home and come to rehearsal prepared. Work throughout the week to become familiar and comfortable with the set list. This ensures that you respect everyone else’s time and effort. 
  • Come spiritually prepared to rehearsals, sound checks, and services.
  • Strive to commit songs to memory so you won’t be dependent on charts during services.


How often will you serve?

  • Our goal is 1-2 Sundays a month during all Sunday services. 
      • Although live stream only operates during 2nd service, volunteers are encouraged to attend first service.

What should you wear?

  • Dress in a style you’re comfortable in.
  • Make sure your clothes are neat, clean, in good repair, and appropriate for our environment.


What should you bring when serving?

  • Food and water. We usually finish around lunchtime on Sunday.
  • Your instrument
  • A joyful heart!


Participation in worship services

  • Attend worship at LMBC at least 3 Sundays a month, whether you are serving or not.
  • Attend one full service (Sunday School or Main Service) on Sundays you lead.


Rehearsals and Arrival

What you can expect:

  • Consistent communication from leadership about expectations and scheduling
  • Hard work, a fun environment, relationship building, and discipleship!


What's expected of you:

  • Vocalists, band members, audio engineers, and projector operators are required to attend both Thursday rehearsal and Sunday run-through. 
  • Be set up, warmed up, and ready to begin by the scheduled start time.
  • Come with a positive attitude and a heart to serve!


Scheduling

  • All scheduling is done online via Planning Center and will be communicated via email, text, and/or the Planning Center Services mobile app.
  • Check the schedule at least once a week in case an email doesn’t arrive.
  • Our goal is to have enough team members for a one-Sunday-a-month rotation.
  • Block out and update unavailable dates in Planning Center as needed.
  • Enter expected absences into Planning Center no less than one week before rehearsal.
  • If you’re not available for practice, consider yourself unavailable to serve that week.
  • Communicate with your team leader consistently and honestly about needs, availability, and service.
    • Notify your team leader immediately of emergency absences.  If possible, try to find a replacement if something comes up