The worship ministry at Placerita Bible Church is about who we love and who we live for. Worship is about who we are before God. We were created to glorify the living God and as we lead others in Christ-exalting songs, we point their hearts to the Sovereign King who is greater than their sin and their trials. We point others to the One who has conquered sin and death and has given us a living hope through His death and resurrection. Our only hope is in the Gospel of Jesus, and our goal is to put the Gospel in the mouths of our people and pray that it makes its way into their hearts.
Foundations of PBC Worship Ministry
The Word of God
Everything we do has to be rooted in the Word of God, therefore we must know it well. Our lives & our worship must be dictated by it. We want to be people who are shaped, informed & driven by God's Word.
Commitment & Engagement
It is completely possible to be leaders who are completely disengaged from our role, our purpose & our goal. This does not honor the Lord. We must be awake, committed & engaged. Therefore, we will strive to be individuals who are 100% engaged , committed & present.
As Christians we have been united into one body, one purpose, one goal that is infinitely greater than any of us. Therefore, we will strive for a community of believers who pursue selflessness, love, & encouragement towards one another. Ultimately to build up one another & our church.
We must be committed to developing new leaders. This is vital to the life & health of our church. Through out the Bible we see faithful men leading & commissioning other faithful men. We must also do the same.
In all that we do, whether we play an instrument, sing, involved in tech ministries. We must strive for excellence. We are not saying that you need to be a perfectionists or professional before you get involved. We are simply saying that we want individuals who will continue to excel & cause the team to excel.
Theology is for Doxology
Theology shapes our doxology
Our worship is built upon, shaped by & saturated in the scriptures. Our doxology is shaped by divine revelation. God's Word is the foundation for our worship.
Theology informs our doxology
Doxology without theology is an impossibility. If we did not know anything about God, His greatness, His Holiness, His goodness, and His gospel, we would have no reason to worship. We must know who God is in order to worship.
Theology propels our doxology
The more we come to know God, the more we long to know Him. The more knowledge we have of Him, the more we want to know of Him.
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Areas of Service
We are seeking out talented and gifted musicians who have a shepherd's heart. These musicians play in a variety of bands who serve during the different services: Sunday Services, One168 Youth Ministry, ALIVE College Ministry and Foundation Children's Ministry.
Whether you have extensive knowledge in audio engineering or you are just excited about tech and willing to learn and be trained, we are looking to build a team to serve. This team serves our Senior Pastor, our bands, and our congregation by setting up, tearing down, and mixing during services, so that we are able to listen and participate in the worship of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Ultimately, this team aids in the communication of the Gospel every week. This team needs people who are detail-oriented and able to do slides for song lyrics.
This ministry is seasonal and involves children in Kindergarten-6th grade. These children learn traditional hymns & contemporary songs to perform during special services throughout the year.
How Do I Get Involved?
We have a process that involves filling out and turning in a Worship Ministry Application and then doing a skill assessment interview. For a Worship Ministry Application, please contact Josh Tejada.
Christ-Centered Worship by Bryan Chapell
This book is astonishingly helpful and useful as it tells in detail of how the nature of the gospel should shape our public services. J.I. Packer comments about this book saying, "A solid, comprehensive, well focused resource for the doxological and devotional shaping of Reformed church worship in today's North America."
Engaging with God by David Peterson
In this book David Peterson takes us through a careful exegesis in both the Old and New Testaments and shows us the total life orientation of worship that is found in the Scriptures. Rather than trying to determine ourselves how we should worship, we are called to engage with God on the terms He proposes and in the way He alone makes possible.
Rhythms of Grace by Mike Cosper
This book develops how the gospel reshapes every dimension and element of worship. This book helps Christians think more theologically about the nature of worship and how the gospel of Jesus Christ is at the center of our worship.
Doxology & Theology by Matt Boswell
This book is a charge to worship leaders to widen their idea of what it means to lead others in corporate worship. The call is to be "theologian musicians" who know God better than they know their instrument. This book unpacks what it means to have our worship be theologically driven.
Unceasing Worship by Harold Best
This book is filled with wisdom from the author to the reader. From insightful thought provoking thoughts to questions to ponder, that were drawn out of a lifetime of wrestling with how we can faithfully honor the God who created and redeemed us.
Worship by the Book by D.A, Carson
Carson offers us a thought provoking biblical theology of worship. and even gives us sample service sheets. This book shows how local churches in diverse traditions can foster corporate worship that is God-honoring, Word-revering, heartfelt and historically and culturally informed.
Worship Matters by Bob Kauflin
This book is thoroughly biblical, comprehensive, very clear, and one of the most practical books I've read on the topic of worship. I appreciate Bob's humility and gentleness as he engages the reader and as he engages you he continually points you to God's Word always directing us to the Scriptures to gain a right perspective on how God calls us to worship Him.
True Worshipers by Bob Kauflin
In an age where the term "worship" is labeled with so many things which are not truly worship, this book presents a clear biblical description of what a true worship truly is. Bob is clear, balanced and very practical in his call to do what we were created to do, worship.
Worship: Rediscovering the Missing Jewel by Ronald Allen & Gordon Borror
Here is another incredibly practical book written by a Professor of Old Testament Language and exegesis (Ronald Allan) and a Worship Pastor and Professor of Church Music (Gordon Borror.) These two provide a balanced understanding worship through the lens of Scripture.
With One Voice by Reggie M. Kidd
Reggie Kidd presents compelling truths from Scripture and how they have tainted Church music throughout history. This book examines the rich heritage of the music of God's people to show us how song is woven into Scripture's story, carrying believers into deeper relationship with God and with His purposes in redemption. Kidd explores the lament of Psalm 22 on the cross and then conducts the "great assembly" upon His resurrection.