The Prodigal Altar Boy

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The Prodigal Altar Boy Blog - Honor Your Gifts #7 Support Yourselves

Honor Your Gifts – The Breakdown
Honor your gifts, which come from God. Period.  

7.     Support yourselves.  Be kind to one another.  We all have the same goal and if we’re helping each other be and sound our best, we always have to let others know we believe in them. 

We all have the same goal, right?  It’s not meant to be a tough question, and it’s one we should continually ask.  When you are aligned with the goals of the worship team, everything you’re doing feeds into advancing the goals of the worship team.  Let your team members know you hear them musically, and appreciate what they bring.  I’ve said it before, sometimes you just need to be there, so be there.  You never know what people are going through, you never know what people need, so keep your eyes and ears open.

Support means sharing knowledge.  If you know a hack to make a song in rotation easier to learn, reach out.  If there are some resources you use to manage the set list, share, explain, demo.  Support is listening musically, and acknowledging what they bring to the worship.  It’s all there to use, not shoehorned into “what they did on the track.”  This is worship.  This is the work of artists working together to create an atmosphere for a Present Church. 

Artists who work together get to know about each other because they talk to each other.  

Artists who know each other care about each other.

Artists who care about each other work together.

Artists who work together change everything they touch.