Spontaneity – We make room for the Holy Spirit to direct us in spontaneous choruses, prayers, and melodies of the heart throughout the worship set.
The Word of God – There is an emphasis in singing the Word and taking time to spontaneously respond to Scripture as we lead worship. (Colossians 3:16)
Worship With the Word
Worship with the Word is a prayer format in which we agree with God’s heart as we sing the biblical truths of who God is and what His promises are. These sessions are more devotional in nature, providing an atmosphere conducive to reading the Bible and entering into contemplative or devotional prayer.
Led by a full band, these times are for the entire room to engage in worship.
Intercession sessions are usually energetic, as the room is invited to engage in corporate prayer. There is generally a specific prayer focus, and individuals in the room are welcome to pray on the microphone for a corporate burden, which may involve the Los Angeles region or other specific topics. The worship leader and singers will respond with that which is prayed and try to develop a chorus that the entire room can sing.
These worship sets are acoustic in nature and create an atmosphere in which a person can have personal devotion and meditation.
To start the process of becoming a worship leader at PIHOP you must do two things. First, attend Intro to PIHOP Worship—a training offered the first Thursday of the month at 7pm in the prayer room (see Events page for details). Next, come to one of the monthly Worship Auditions.
When can I try out for at the audition?
We offer auditions once a month on the 2nd Saturday of the month from 1-3pm in the main sanctuary. Sign-ups begin at 1pm. All those auditioning must be signed in and present for the orientation which starts at 1:15. Sign-up and audition order is on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you arrive before 1:15, you will be guaranteed an audition. Arriving later than 1:15, you will not be guaranteed an audition, but will will acommodate you if time allows.
What can I try out for at the audition?
We audition singers, musicians that play any type of instrument, and worship leaders. You can try out for more than one position. Solo performers and bands are welcome, but we will audition band members separately and not together.
What can I expect at the auditions?
Auditions will begin with a live example of the audition process. If you are auditioning as a musician to play an instrument, you will play along with our Worship Director on several worship songs in different tempos and key signatures. Musicians will be tested on your ability to play by ear and your ability to read chord charts. You are welcome to use our acoustic guitar, keys, bass, or drums but if you play another instrument please bring your instrument with you.
If you are trying out for singing or worship leading, we will ask you to sing a known song that the Worship Director will have at the audition, to sing harmony, and then also to choose from one of five scripture verses we will have available at the auditions to sing. How it works: you will then sing the Scripture you choose, word for word, and if you are only singing, you will sing along with a chord progression the Worship Director plays. For Worship Leader auditions you will play your instrument and sing at the same time. Please bring your own Bible to the audition for the purpose of singing the Scripture. Then to finish, you will develop a singable spontaneous chorus out of the Scripture you sang so that others can join in.
PIHOP requires a pastoral reference as part of the approval process. As a general rule, we do not allow those presently enrolled in the PIHOP Pulse internship or enrolled in the School of Supernatural Ministry to serve as worship leaders simultaneously. We encourage interns and students to join teams as singers or musicians but to wait to lead in worship until the completion of the internship.
PIHOP Leadership reserves the right to make any changes/adjustments to these requirements without prior notice.
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