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WORSHIP /ˈwərSHəp/ ~ pointing the compass off of you and onto Jesus.

Team Leaders

John wisdom

Worship Pastor

Josh Pearson

Worship Leader

Alissa Riley

vocal leader

Molly Walls

Vocal Leader

Grace Donaldson

Vocal Leader

Stacie Street

Vocal Leader


  • Here at rest, we know that culture either happens by default or by design. Rather than allowing our feelings, upbringing, or the standards of our society take the lead, our goal is to intentionally and consistently create the culture we want to see.
  • We don’t have to do this, we get to do this!

My purpose of being part of the Worship Team is to be a compass that helps point everyone to Jesus.

The overall “why,” behind our worship experience on Sunday morning’s at rest is two-fold: #1To Shepherd and shape the Church by singing theologically balanced songs that reiterate both the Word, Person and work of God by helping them engage in corporate worship together. #2 – To reach the lost with the Gospel. Worship isn’t a chance to just see friends, it’s not to just follow a routine, it’s not to do mass karaoke, it’s not to sing a special, and it’s not to be the star of the show. Everything we do points toward discipling the saved and reaching the lost with the Gospel. Each Sunday is someone’s first and last chance with Jesus and we take that very seriously in our preparation and execution of the worship experience.

Music is one of the tools that God uses to reach the lost and draw everyone closer to Christ. When someone walks into rest Church they immediately define us based on their Sunday morning worship experience. The music sets the tone for who we are; the style, the speed, the tempo, the quality and the words are all God’s which can be used to bring Him glory. We sing and play our instruments for His glory and His pleasure. Our singing and playing should be an expression of our own lives and inspire those in the congregation to do the same. It is never about us, it is always about Him. We do our best to minimize distractions and create a clear path for God the Holy Spirit to move people to response.


Ubuntu /ˈew-BUN-too’/ ~ the better you are, the better I am.

Our Lens

The Gospel of Jesus Christ, which is our hope in life and death, also sets the agenda for how we live, relate and lead between our conversion and our final destination with Christ. Ephesians 4 and Philippians 2 helps us understand the Gospel lens of how we are to view and handle our relationships:

“I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.”~Ephesians 4:1-3

“3 Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men.” ~Philippians 2:3-7

These truths form the way we think about ourselves and also our relationships with one another.


I am a leader.
I am a person of influence.
Today I choose to be a blessing, not a burden.
With God’s help there is nothing I can’t do.
Instead of being reactive, I will be proactive.
I know the answer.
I am the solution.



  • Questions we want to ask before the weekend worship experience.
  • If we can ask these questions and answer them honestly, we should be able to step into the weekend with confidence & individuality.

How would this outfit look under stage lights? – Is there anything that should be hidden that won’t be hidden under the lights? 

Is the fit of this distracting in any way / any area? – Front and back – be conscious of both 

Are there any rips / distressing above the knee in your pants that are revealing?

How’s the cut of this shirt? – Is it too low, too loose, too thin? – Will you see a low neckline? – When you lift your hands in worship, is there anything that will be revealed? 

Do I really want to show my feet to so many people? – Can I move comfortably / freely in these shoes? – Is there a chance I’m going to fall in these shoes? 

(Ladies) On the special occasion that you want to wear a dress/skirt: how does the fabric look in stage lights? – Can you see through it? – Is it calf-length or longer? – Can you genuinely move/ worship/jump etc. freely in this?

With my hat or hairstyle, can people still see my face and expression as I worship?

Is there anything about the brand, band, or pattern on my outfits that’s distracting or promotes something that could be considered inappropriate?

Is what I’m wearing drawing more attention to me than Jesus?

*We’re not here to be the “fashion police,” these are just questions for you to think through in your own sanctification process.

Am I being the best version of me?

Am I trying to be someone else?

Am I prepared to the best of my ability?