Our staff plans, creates and oversees all rehearsals, gatherings and events involving our Worship Team.
Artist Development Pastor
Thad oversees our Worship, Production and Creative Departments across all campuses.
Artist Development Director
Jonathan leads and facilitates artist development across all campuses.
Canton Worship Minister
Tim leads gatherings and oversees the bands at our Canton Campus.
Artist Development Assistant
Neena leads and facilitates scheduling and on-boarding of new team members, leads our Canton RevStudents band, and our Canton RevKids band.
Artist Development Intern
Caden leads and facilitates band scheduling and on-boarding of new team members for our Jasper Campus.
Our Team Expectations
- Own a set of In-Ear Monitors
We use isolated in-ear monitors for our team. This is how you will be able to hear and interact with the band.
- Be Coachable
We ask that our team members are able to receive and apply feedback with a positive attitude.
- Be On Time
Being on time demonstrates that we are dependable and value others' time as much as our own. If we are consistently in the right place at the right time, it creates trust within our team and with those we lead.
Practice on your own time eliminates distractions on others' time. We practice and rehearse so we can engage others in worship without distractions.
- Nashville Number System
We require every team member to learn the number system. The number system is a method of transcribing music by denoting the scale degree on which a chord is built. In the most simple form, it takes the key of the song and replaces the “letters” of a scale with Roman numerals. This allows each musician to communicate the same “note or degree of the scale” to one another even though the acoustic guitarist has a capo on the 2nd fret and the bassist does not. Learn more here.
There are 3 questions you should ask yourself when contemplating dress on stage.
- Does my attire honor God?
We want to point people to Jesus in everything we do. There are times when our clothes or lack of can cause others to sin. An inappropriate printed message on a graphic tee could lead another astray.
- Does my dress reflect our church's culture?
Notice what others in our congregation are wearing. We know that in social settings, like attracts like. It would benefit our mission to use every tool at our disposal, even our dress, to usher people into worship.
- Does my dress distract?
Because we are on a platform, under stage lights and on cameras, it is important to make clothing choices that help facilitate worship and not conversations about the band's attire. The heart in this is to not call attention to our clothing, but to Jesus.
Some choices to avoid (not an exhaustive list): shorts, flip-flops, beanies, graphic tees, spandex leotards, pajamas, tank tops, sunglasses, short skirts, low cut tops, jeans with holes that show skin above the knee(s).
To ensure that we allow enough time and resource for all teams involved in a rehearsal, gathering or event, we have the following policies for scheduling:
- Scheduling Rotation
Our goal is to schedule our musicians for a service at least once/month and send out requests 2 months in advance. However, there are various circumstances where both are not always possible. If you find yourself getting over scheduled or without enough time to prepare, please let us know.
- Responding to Requests
Please confirm or decline promptly. Leaving a request unconfirmed or unacknowledged puts a strain on our staff and team. If you are a habitual (3 or more) offender, you will be asked to re-evaluate your commitment to the team.
- Block Out Dates
We all need vacations and time-off. You can help the team by blocking out the dates in PCO that you know you will be unavailable.
- No Shows
If you are scheduled for a service and do not show up after confirming, you seriously hurt the team. It's like a hand without a finger. We understand emergencies occur, but please communicate. If you are a no show, you will be asked to re-evaluate your commitment to the team.
In-Ear Monitor Policy
We currently use in-ear monitoring (IEM) systems church-wide. Revolution Church does not provide personal earbuds for musicians. Every musician is responsible to purchase and maintain his/her own.
There are many great options out there and our staff encourages you to do a little bit of research in order to find what is best for your needs. Here are a few great in-ear options that we have found to be solid choices:
- $20 Easy KZ
Great for vocalists or anyone on a restricted budget.
- $60 KZ AS10s
A step up in the KZ line, but heard really amazing things about these.
- $100 Shure SE215
Great for vocalists, guitarists and a good middle ground.
- $500 1964 A2e
Great for any musician and is more of an investment, but will last longer and better sound quality.
- $1000+ JH Audio
Amazing quality and support - top of the line, but definitely an investment. Would not recommend for a beginner.
If you need help or just want more info, please contact us and we’ll help you find your best solution.
The MyMon App is available wherever you download your phone apps and it is the way that we control our mixes on most of our stages. It essentially is a personal mixer for your monitors and is required. Here is as short tutorial that explains how to set up.
Our Team Communication
The Worship Leader and MD will be the primary communicators onstage at any rehearsal, service or event to keep the band on the same page.
When scheduled in a band at your designated campus, you will receive updates to setlists, songs, or anything else from the Worship Leader scheduled that week. Ideally, this is in the form of an email and/or text through PCO on the Tuesday before your scheduled gathering date(s).
In case of an emergency situation, i.e. “I’m late.”, “I’m sick.”, “I’m locked out of the building.”, the Worship Leader's contact is listed on PCO in the service plan under the Service Plan Notes.
Contact us if you need childcare and we will do our best to make the necessary arrangements.
We try and provide every musician with the tools needed to be successful at any given rehearsal, gathering, or event. If you do not have access to any of these resources, please email email@example.com.
Tools in PCO
- Song MP3
We provide the artist’s recorded mp3 for most songs we schedule in PCO.
- Song Lyrics
We provide the lyrics to each song we sing in PCO.
- Track Stems
Track stems (Stems) allow you to hear instrument parts played louder than everything else in the mix. Ex. bass guitar would hear the bass guitar mixed louder than the rest of the band for a given song. Track stems available for most songs we play.
- Song Charts
We provide chord charts for some songs. Charts are not always available for every song.
- Performance Recordings
We record audio/video at rehearsals and gatherings and then upload to PCO.
Lessons with Rooted Music
No matter how long you've been playing or singing, lessons are for everyone. We have partnered with Rooted Music and would love to offer to anyone on our team who wants to continue to grow. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Worship Team Covenant
I have read and agree to the worship team expectations of Revolution Church. I understand the expectations for me are not a list of rules, but a biblical encouragement to help develop me as an artist on our team and disciple me as a Christ follower.
I understand I am agreeing to submit to the authority of the Worship Team Leadership and can be asked to take a break or step down if circumstances require.
I commit to upholding the culture and values of the Worship Team and to do my best to represent Revolution Church in accordance with the Scriptures.