Worship Arts Pastor
Worship Arts at Foothills isn't just the musicians on stage each weekend — Foothills values the arts and the way they can create pathways for Knowing God, Loving Others, Reaching Neighbours and Serving the World.
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“Clap your hands, all you peoples; shout to God with loud songs of joy. For the Lord, the Most High, is awesome, a great king over all the earth.” Psalm 47:1-2
Scripture exhorts us many times praise God with loud, joyful songs (Psalm 33; 47; 95; 98; 150). This is a natural outcome of unreserved, passionate, and heart-felt worship responding to the greatness of our God. We desire to foster an environment where we express this type of praise corporately. To accomplish this, we strive to mix our music in a way that fills the room with energy and inspires us to sing out loudly with passion. At the same time, we are acutely aware of the risk of hearing damage associated with extended periods of exposure to loud noises and take the health of our congregation very seriously!With this in mind, we ensure that our volume levels never exceed safe listening levels according to Alberta’s occupational health and safety regulations.
The decibel level in our worship center during our corporate praise averages 85 dBA. This volume can be listened to at a sustained level for up to 8 hours without hearing damage. The decibel level may peak at up to 95 decibels during climax moments in songs. This volume can be listened to at a sustained level for up to 1 hour. The total exposure time for these listening levels is approximately 25-30 minutes during our worship services, which is well below the safe limits indicated. While we ensure that our volume levels are safe, we understand that they may not be comfortable for everyone. Ear plugs are available on the table behind the sound booth in the worship center for anyone who would like to use them. We also have hearing assist devices available at the info desk for those who are hard of hearing.