GSM Creative Arts is for students in 6th-12th grades and is a great opportunity for students to own their ministry and ultimately serve God and their peers.

student creative arts 

We believe that when a student or adult can find a place in the church to serve and build up the body of Christ, their faith matures and deepens. We also believe that it is our responsibility to raise up generations of future church leaders which is why we desire to equip and train young people to serve. The student creative arts ministry includes student led bands, tech teams, adult volunteers, student worship leaders, video editors, photographers, graphic designers, and meal providers.

Practice Bands: 

Practice bands are held at the Ghent Rd. Student Center on Saturdays from 5pm – 6:30pm during the school year. These bands are for students who are still learning their instruments and getting comfortable playing music live with other musicians. In this environment, there are adult musicians and coaches who help students progress in skill and help them learn the songs we play at student ministry events. This is the perfect place for beginners or for students who are still building the confidence to perform in front of their peers. 

Overtime Bands and Tech Teams:

Students and adults volunteering for Overtime (middle school) bands and tech teams rehearse on Sundays from 3pm – 5pm at the Montrose location on the first Sunday of the month. It is expected that these students practice the scheduled music ahead of time and come to this rehearsal prepared to perform. Both middle school and high school students are able to participate in these bands. 

Merge Bands and Tech Teams:

Students and adults volunteering for Merge (high school) bands and tech teams rehearse on Wednesdays from 4pm – 6:30pm. This band is for high school students only. It is expected that they practice the scheduled music ahead of time and come prepared to perform it when they arrive. 

Student Worship Leaders:

Student worship leaders are a select group of students who are scheduled to lead middle school and high school bands. These students meet regularly throughout the year to be trained as leaders and are given additional resources and opportunities to help them learn and grow. 

Adult Serving opportunities

Instrument Coach:

 Helps students with specific instruments at practice bands and other rehearsals. This would involve helping students with the practical skills of using their instrument as well as learning the songs played at student ministry events. 

Vocal Coach:

Helps to train student vocalists at practice band and other rehearsals. This person would help students learn how to use their voice, to harmonize, to stay on time, to practice at home, and to learn the songs played at student ministry events. 

Tech Volunteer/Coach:

Helps to run the sound board, lighting board, or pro-presenter as well as train students to do the same. These volunteers would also help the students learn to take care of, set up, and put away tech equipment safely. 

 Meal Providers:

A meal provider volunteer is scheduled no more than once a month to provide meals for student and adult volunteers who rehearse for student ministry events during meal times. (Typically Sunday evenings and Wednesday evenings). Meals need to feed about 20 people.

Audition Process

THE NEXT AUDITION DAY WILL BE SATURDAY, SEPT, 10TH!

Check out these resources before you audition

Vocals:

Come prepared to sing two of the listed songs. If you can sing harmony make sure to show that in the audition. Timing is important, make sure to practice to a metronome or click track.

Keys:

Come prepared to play two of the listed songs. You will be asked about your knowledge of MainStage. It is not expected that you know the program at your audition. Staying on the click and moving smoothly between chords is important as you prepare.

Guitar:

Come prepared to play two of the listed songs. You will be asked to play specific lead lines as well as rhythm. Please bring your amp and pedals if you have them. Staying on the click/metronome is important as you prepare. 

Drums:

Come prepared to play two of the listed songs. You will be asked to play with a backtrack and a click.

​Bass:

Come prepared to play two of the listed songs. You will be asked to play along with a drummer and or a click track. 

Tech:

Come prepared to talk through what areas of tech you are most interested in/most want to learn about as well as your commitment level and availability to serve.

Ready to get started?

If you are interested in being a part of the student creative arts teams click here:

We hope you’ll find that Grace is somewhere that you can feel comfortable to explore faith, ask questions, grow spiritually, and connect with others. And most importantly, of course, we hope you connect with God!