Worship Arts

Ali Deckard
Pastor of Creative Worship

adeckard@paznaz.org
626.351.2436

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Worship Team

The 10:30 am English Worship Team is a branch of the PazNaz Worship Collective. This is the primary music-leading group for the 10:30 am English service. This group regularly includes vocals, drums/percussion, bass guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano, and keyboard. A variety of orchestral instruments are also integrated into this team from the string, woodwind, and brass families. This team rehearses on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:30 pm in the Sanctuary. If you have interest in joining the Worship Team, please contact Pastor Ali Deckard to set up a meeting/informal audition.


Worship Choir

An opportunity for anybody that likes to sing and has a heart for the worship of the church! The Worship Choir partners with the Worship Team to lead together on specific Sundays in the 10:30 am English service. The Worship Choir rehearses Wednesday nights from 6:30–8:30 pm in Lee Chapel. Please contact Pastor Ali Deckard if you are interested in learning more.


Sunrise Orchestra

Sunrise Orchestra not only brings its own special inspiration to the church family, but also provides wonderful opportunities for musicians to use their instrumental abilities in making music to the glory of God. The orchestra participates three Sunday mornings a month in worship. Musicians must have a high school or greater ability. Many solo and small ensemble opportunities are developed out of the orchestra membership.

The Sunrise Orchestra rehearses Thursday nights from 7:30-9:00 pm in the Choir Room (Room 101, Lower Sanctuary). No rehearsals on the first Thursday of the month.

Specialized groups include:
– Highest Praise (flute ensemble)
– PazNaz Brazz (brass ensemble)
– Sunrise Strings (string ensemble)

Children and Student Ministries Worship Leadership Track

PazNaz is an intergenerational church. The leadership of our children and students is important to us. There are a couple of opportunities for children and students to engage in music teams, learning about what it means to be a worshipper and a worship leader in the church.

SonSeekers

SonSeekers Children’s Choir is a fun and dynamic choir for first through sixth grade. Because children are an important part of music leadership at PazNaz, SonSeekers participates monthly in Sunday morning worship as well as special presentations. The choir practices from 11:50 am-12:30 pm in Room 112, Lower Sanctuary. Stop by Room 102, Lower Sanctuary on Sunday morning to register your child. Once you have signed up, our secured volunteers will walk your child to practice at the end of the 10:30 am Children’s Church services each week.

Student Worship

Student Worship is a vibrant ensemble for students, grades 7-12, formed to glorify God through music and art, expressing and developing the gifts God has given us for His purpose and glory. The group aims to share those gifts with both our church body and the local community. Student Worship participates periodically in Sunday morning worship and special music presentations. The ensemble meets on Sundays after the 10:30 am service in the Choir Room (Room 101, Lower Sanctuary).

Academy of the Arts

As a Christian outreach to the community, and an opportunity to develop the skills and foster an appreciation for great music, Academy of the Arts is part of the Worship & Celebration Arts ministry at PazNaz. The program is for beginning through advanced levels. Classes currently being offered:

  • Watercolor Painting – Tuesdays, 6:30 pm
  • Pee Wee Drama (3-5 years) – Wednesdays, 3:30 pm

Private voice, piano, and drum lessons are available by arrangement with instructors.

All classes, which are structured to meet individual needs, are taught on the church campus by highly trained and experienced Christian instructors at a nominal cost. Most lessons occur after school weekdays or early evening hours. Fall, Winter, and Spring sessions are offered (as well as Summer Sessions depending on the instructor).

The Academy is open to all those within our church family and neighborhood communities. A modest registration fee and monthly tuition applies.


Cornerstone Theatre Group

Cornerstone Theatre has a vision to share Christ through theater arts, ministering not only within the body of believers but also as an outreach to the community. They welcome all ages. Directors, actors, and writers are welcomed!