At Valley View Church, our vision for the worship and creative arts ministry is to be a “sculpturing factory.”
The following key elements of our strategy are based on the analogy of a factory.￼ This is based on the sincere conviction that God entrusts us with people for a period time to help disciple and train them as worshipers and leaders.
This strategy can be applied to any worship ministry of any size. Contact us if you have questions about how to incorporate this model with your church’s praise ministry.
￼We have 3 “products” (or goals) that our worship ministry aims to produce:
- Quality worship services (Psalm 33:3)
- Quality worshipers (Matthew 28:18)
- Quality worship leaders (2 Timothy 2:2)
The Lord, “the Author and Finisher of our faith,” is the Chief Operator who directs the sculpturing process. He determines the speed of the conveyor belts and the pace that each “product” is produced. (After all, they’re His worship services and His worshipers!)
We have strategies in place, which act as “conveyor belts” moving everything along. These strategic processes rarely change. We believe they are biblical, logical and effective in any situation to produce the results we need and strive for.
These are specific systems and processes along the conveyor belts, which our workers use to help them in their particular areas of ministry involvement. For example, how we run lights, sound and cameras and how our band rehearses are all part of the “machines” we need to produce quality worship services. While our strategies may not change, our systems do. Machines often need to be inspected and improved and occasionally even replaced. Thus, we are constantly working to improve our various systems through innovation, evaluation, orchestration and integration.
The leaders and overseers in our worship ministry are the factory workers. These are vital servants, which help lovingly and carefully develop our products. They work diligently within their assigned areas of our systems to keep the “conveyor belts” moving and working properly. Our dedicated workers are the life force of our worship ministry!
The Holy Spirit empowers the whole process of teaching, developing and sculpting worship services, worshipers and leaders. He is literally the engine, which drives our entire system (or “conveyor belts”) along.