Worship at the Azusa House of Prayer
Interested in joining a AZHOP Worship Team?
Give us a call, send us an email or text and we’ll set you up you must first attend our mandatory class called “Intro to AZHOP Worship.” This class is also held at 7pm on the first Tuesday of each month in the AZHOP prayer room. In additions, singers and musicians must also attend one of our auditions. Auditions are typically held the first Saturday morning of the month but other arrangements can be made if necessary.
To start the process of becoming a worship leader at AZHOP you must do two things. First, attend Intro to AZHOP Worship—a training offered the first Thursday of the month at 7pm in the prayer room. 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 1st Saturday of the month from 10am-Noon in the prayer room. Sign-ups begin at 10am sharp. All those auditioning must be signed in and present for the orientation which starts at 10:15. Sign-up and audition order is on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you arrive before 10:15, you will be guaranteed an audition. Arriving later than 10:15, you will not be guaranteed an audition, but we 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?
Audition format: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 congas, but if you play another instrument please bring your instrument with you.
Worship leading auditions, include singing a known song that we will provide at the audition as well as singing harmony (2nd and 3rd parts). In addition, you will choose from one of five scripture verses we will have available at the auditions to sing. 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 (to sing Scripture, please bring your own Bible to the audition). Finally, you will be asked to develop a singable spontaneous chorus out of the Scripture you sang so others can join in.
IMPORTANT: AZHOP requires a pastoral reference as part of the approval process.
AZHOP Leadership reserves the right to make any changes/adjustments to these requirements without prior notice.
AZHOP Worship Leader Application