Youth Worship Opportunities
Last updated on September 3, 2019

252 Praise/252 Christmas        
Ages: Grades 2-5
Director: Jenny Vicenik
Runs: September – June
Auditioned: yes for smaller weekly group, no for larger Christmas group
Rehearsal Times: Sunday mornings at Spring Creek at 11am
Rehearsal Location: At Spring Creek Church, in gym or Room 138

Performance Dates:
                252 Praise: weekly on Sundays
                252 Christmas: First Sunday in December
 
What Do They Do?
                Sing
                Dance
                Public speaking of scripted lines and Bible verses
                on stage
 
How Do They Serve?
  • Auditioned students, called “252 Praise”, lead worship music in Children’s Ministry each week, in rotations of 6 students per week.
  • “252 Praise” also does 1-2 outings per year, singing and performing for community locations like nursing homes and hospitals.
  • A larger group of kids from Grades 2-5 perform a Christmas performance (called “252 Christmas”) the first week of December.
 

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Student Worship Band
Ages: Grades 9-12        
Director: Jamie Ellinger

Auditioned: yes
Runs: August – May
Rehearsal Times: Sundays 1:30-3:30; Wednesdays 5:00-6:00pm
Rehearsal Location: At Spring Creek Church, in the HUB

Worship Dates:
Each week on Wednesday nights
Amazing Race (October)
Fall retreat (November)
ChillFest (March)

Prayer Concert (May)
Occasional weeks in Sanctuary Worship on Sundays


What do They Do?
-Each member of the team is held to a high standard of excellence both in music and in their walk with the Lord. 
-They are challenged each week to: Grow musically, Grow Spiritually and Live what they Sing.
-Pray for, encourage and challege each other.
-Skills include: Guitar (Acoustic, Bass and Electric), Keyboard, Drums and Vocals

 
How Do They Serve?  
Lead music for Spring Creek’s Student Ministry gatherings on Wednesday nights
Lead music for Student Ministry retreats and special events
Perform occasionally in Spring Creek’s Sunday morning services
Click here to email a question about this group

How Do I Become Part of The Team?
1. Fill out an application and turn into safe upstairs or email to (Jamie) (Click Here for Application)
2. An audition with Jamie including a song the student has prepared for Him
3. Meet the rest of the worship team and join in a practice followed by a meeting with Jamie about the student's personal walk with Christ and their desire to be on the team



 
MS-Grow
Ages:
Grades 6-8
Director: Jamie Ellinger
Auditioned: Yes
Runs: August - May
Rehearsal Times: Sundays from 1:30p-3:30p
Rehearsal Location: The HUB

What do they do?
-Members of MS-Grow are individuals who are in middle school and have started learning an instrument: Guitar (Bass, Electric, Acoustic), Keyboard, Drums or Vocals. MS-Grow is a program designed to help them: improve their skills individually, teach them how to work in a team relationally, and challenge them spiritually to understand biblical Worship in light of God's love.
-Each individual will be paired with a current member of the Worship team to learn and grow from during worship team practices, bringing them hands on training with other talented students.


How do I join?
-See above. Joining MS-Grow is the same process as joining the Student Worship Team. 
-This is so that once they are in High School, and they have improved sufficiently, they could be grafted straight into the worship team.

MS4J (Middle School For Jesus)
Ages: Grades 6-8

Director: Pam Tajnai
Auditioned: no
Runs: September – June
Rehearsal Times:
  Wednesdays 5-6pm
  Saturday 9am-11am the day before performance
  Rehearsal Location: At Spring Creek Church, in Life Group Wing


Performance Dates:
1 fall performance and 2 Spring performances on Sunday morning
Milwaukee Rescue Mission
end of year picnic at the end of May
all performance dates through email 
 
What do They Do?
Sing, speak, dance, drama, record and edit video, play percussion instruments
 
How Do They Serve? 
Wednesday night rehearsals (see above for times)
Lead the worship music in Spring Creek Sunday services 3 times per year
Perform in Spring Creek’s Christmas, Easter and/or Patriotic productions, based on the need that year. 
Lead music 2x/year at Milwaukee Rescue Mission

2-3 other trips / year to sing and perform for community locations (nursing homes, hospitals)


 
 
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Student Orchestra

Ages: Grades 6-12
Director: Dan Forness
Auditioned: no
Runs: September – June
Rehearsal Times: based on performances
Ensemble rehearsal: Tuesday prior to performance, 6:30-8:00pm
Final Rehearsal: Wednesday prior to performance and Sunday morning, 8:30-9:05am
Rehearsal Location: At Spring Creek Church: Ensemble rehearsal backstage, Final Rehearsal on sanctuary stage

Performance Dates:
4-5 times from September to June, dates sent through email 

What do They Do?
Play brass, woodwind, percussion, keyboard, or stringed instruments
Play guitar, keyboard instruments
 
How Do They Serve? 
Lead the worship music, alongside adult worship orchestra, in Spring Creek Sunday services, 4-5 times per year. Perform in Spring Creek’s Christmas, Easter and/or Patriotic productions, based on need and ability 
perform solos/small group pieces for communion and special music as needed
 
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