017 – Preparation for Promotion with Dominique Palestis

Are you getting ready for what God has ready for you?



God is preparing you for the next step!

Pastor Dominique Palestis shares her testimony of finding herself in a difficult situation in life, but stayed connected, serving in music ministry leading youth choirs, and then later seeing God open the door for her to become Worship Pastor of Christian Life Center, a great multi-cultural church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Dominique shares her insight on how their church transitioned Senior Pastors and ways that she navigated new vision and a change in direction.

Response to being moved into her new role as Worship Pastor…

“God, if YOU will be the music pastor, I will be with You…You tell me what to do and I will do it!”



1. Recognize that you need training and equip yourself

2. If you feel like you are “over your head”; rest in the fact that God knows what He is doing. If He places you somewhere, He will give what you need.

3. Work hard at developing your craft.


When there is a transition at the Senior Pastor position:

1. Know that you are there to facilitate the Senior Pastor’s vision; not your own

2. Don’t get set in your ways and hold back progress

3. Be open to change

4. Be intentional about understanding your new pastor’s focus and direction

5. Build a relationship of trust with the Sr. Pastor and his wife

6. Don’t take things personally…it’s not about you!

7. Don’t let your feelings or insecurities hinder what God wants to do


Contact Dominique


Relentless Conference: June 20-23, 2013 | Ft. Lauderdale, FL


016 – Creating a Worship Culture with Mark Groover


Mark Groover – Worship Pastor, Calvary Christian Center


Creating a Worship Culture that will last:

1. It Starts With You

Nothing is going to change unless you do something!

Be what you want to see in your team!

2. Must get a VISION

3. Your Team is Your Biggest Advocate

4. Communicate Consistently

5. Community

6. Teachable Moments

“Preparation doesn’t quench the spirit; it releases it!”

7. Pray

Pray about the kind of worship culture is appropriate for your team

“Pray like it depends on God; work like it depends on you!”


Develop Values:

1. Core

Understanding of worship

2. Character

Our conduct as worshippers

3. Craft

How we hone our skills to operate our craft

4. Chemistry

5. Community

Being part of a family of similar values

Nothing in this world is more exciting than a choir that is passionately and purposefully singing praises to The Lord with energy, expression, enthusiasm, and genuine joy.


• Choirs are Biblical

Throughout scripture, we see the choir at the center of worship.

2 Chron. 20:21-22

2 Chron. 5:12-14

• Choirs maximize the musical gifts of the congregation

Hundreds of churches across America have discontinued their choir ministry, only to be replaced by a small select group.  In the pews sit dozens of faithful members who have been stripped of their opportunity to serve; to use their gifts in worship.

Many churches that have dismissed their choir as being “irrelevant” have realized this and tried to restart the choir with mixed results.  What I see happening quite often is the “larger choirs getting larger,” as committed choir members find a place to serve.

• Choirs are full of ‘everyman’

A worship choir includes a cross-section of generations, cultures, and people.  This is a microcosm of the congregation, and the congregation can relate to these everyday folks who love The Lord and love to sing.  This kind of worship is contagious because it is led by a community of worshipers, not just a few select singers.

If a worship choir is fulfilling its biblical role of passionately leading people into the presence of God, it is one of the most relevant tools God has given the church.


• Be True to your DNA


Imparting Worship Culture to Next

• Create a worship culture that includes the next generation on stage.  We do this on purpose.

• Give them opportunities to lead.

• Be willing to change with the culture.


What are you doing to create a culture of worship?

What are some other ways to create this culture?


If you want your ministry to grow; it first must become healthy!



Consumed Conference:  consumedconference.com

Calvary Christian Center – calvaryfl.com

Mark Groover – mark@calvaryfl.com |  Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ngroovemusic