They can adjust the lights, make a room warmer, play a favorite song, and they can help people hear from God. As voice technology saw explosive growth in 2018, YouVersion announced this week they are enhancing their Bible offerings for Alexa and Google Assistant.
I have made many mistakes over many years of leading music and worship. I share this freely with churches and worship teams I consult with. Articulating the basics articulated for both yourself as the leader and your team greatly improves your game. Also, teams need to have unity. Unity must be intentional, not randomly executed. This list was born from past mistakes.
When our congregation approved the construction of a new sanctuary, my pastor told me that he wanted me to be in charge of the selection and installation of the PA system. I immediately said a very definite “NO!” Several passionate conversations later, he asked, “Why is it that you are so unwilling to take charge of this project?”
As a worship director, you need times during the year to get away, to refresh, to work on your skills, and to connect with other worship leaders. Investing in yourself by attending a conference helps you return to church the following week with new ideas and solutions to issues you may have dealt with for years.
Whatever the method or capacity for projecting the message, our sound systems can be a blessing and a curse. How do we keep the environment from sounding like a goose getting sucked into an oversized vacuum hose or the equivalent of an audio apocalypse from the feedback of a 1,000 hearing aids at a geriatric convention? Glad you asked.
The Bible has much to say about wise and fitly spoken words. Ecclesiastes 12 says, “…the Preacher also taught the people knowledge; and he pondered, searched out and arranged many proverbs. The Preacher sought to find delightful words and to write words of truth correctly….”
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