Share the Love

It’s Bayside’s first ever LOVE Week and today was my turn to jump in. What’s LOVE Week? It’s a week where my church is committing time to serving our community in lieu of meeting for groups, watching TV, or whatever else it is we all spend our extra time doing. The service is purely to demonstrate love for nothing in return.

We can love because He first loved us.

Today a group of us headed towards the High School and passed out waters and snacks to the cars leaving at dismissal while they sat in traffic after a day of standardized testing. My kiddies joined us and it was incredible to see the youngest ones eager to jump in and show some love to the teenagers. Turns out after passing out our goodies the high school kids turned to snapchat to document that they were loved!

Pictures from the day will show you that even some of the buses got involved. Pretty sure there’s a lacrosse team somewhere with a whole variety box of chips, good luck girls!

 

Worship Team Building: Love & Respect

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[This personal content was originally published by thechurchcollective.com on 11.03.13. Make sure you stop by and see all the other resources they have.]

Have you ever had that moment on Sunday morning when everyone is strolling in on time, except for the drummer? Or what about the times when practice lands on the same night as Back to School night and your bass player, keyboard player, and acoustic guitarist can’t attend? In these moments it’s easy to remember how valuable each team member is, but with the hectic schedule of planning, practicing, and playing, it’s easy to forget.

Worship teams tend to retain their volunteers longer than other ministries. One of the main reasons is because the people in your ministry have already put in time and dedication on their own learning their skill. They are committed and passionate about music and enjoy being able to use their skill or ability in the church. However, worship ministries can be some of the most demanding and disheartening. Each member of your team is sacrificing something in their own life to be there. For some it may be family dinner, an extra shift at work, or even attending church with their spouse.

While God is the one who placed them on your team, as the leader, it is our job to both encourage them and show them appreciation.

My goal is to share with you some practical means by which you can implement with your team some encouragement and appreciation. But first, let’s see how love and respect play into this idea.

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