By: David Jordan
As the Tech / Media Director, I am just one part of the entire Worship Team, The team has people playing instruments, projecting lyrics and or media, singing, running lights, mixing sound, leading worship and so on. At my Church we are one big team, (Worship & Fine Arts Ministry) striving for the same goal, to enhance the worship for all, so the Word of God can be shared with all that attend. We do what we need to do to make this happen! So the focus can be where it needs to be.
Any leader or pastor in any church relies on the contribution of our entire team to minister to and lead people to God. The entire team needs to build up relationships with other parts of the team.
The tech team needs to understand the needs of all those on the stage as well as those on the stage need to understand the needs of the tech team. This applies to all parts of the worship team. The only way to do this is to build trust between each and every one on the team. This will build a strong team that will work harmoniously together, as one body. This is what God tells us to do also. Let’s look at what God says:
12 Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. 13 For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. 14 Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many. 15 Now if the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. 16 And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. 17 If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be? 18 But in fact God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be. 19 If they were all one part, where would the body be? 20 As it is, there are many parts, but one body.21 The eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you!” And the head cannot say to the feet, “I don’t need you!” 22 On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, 23 and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor. And the parts that are unpresentable are treated with special modesty, 24 while our presentable parts need no special treatment. But God has put the body together, giving greater honor to the parts that lacked it, 25 so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. 26 If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it. 1 Corinthians 12:12-26 (NIV)
So God is telling us to work together as One Body, as so the Worship Team should work together as One Body to enhance the worship, not distract from it? If one part of the team does not work well with the other parts, the focus will shift and will be a distraction to the worship. So to keep the focus on God and not parts of the team, everyone needs to strive to work together as One Body.
Resource – New International Version Bible, The Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright© 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblca, Inc.™ Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.