"When you look to the original Greek it means uncovered ... nothing hidden. This implies that God wants us to be transparent in worship. "Here I am Lord ... this is who I am ... this is what I'm bringing.""
"It's pretty hard to accomplish the task at hand, when there is dis-unity on the platform. My first inclination would be to say that they both need to "take a break". Moreso, I would go to the senior pastor, tell him what the dynamics…"
I really wanted to reply to your second thought:
"Just because he fell and fell hard doesn't mean that they cant serve somewhere in the church."
I'm not so sure that allowing them to serve in any capacity "FOR A…"
"1-Called Of God
2-Musically capable (there are many levels, mostly based on the given ministry dynamics)
3-Capacity to lead (ability facilitate the team to make good music while not letting the inmates run the asylum)
4-Spiritually mature (not…"
"I have a few thoughts. The first one that comes to mind is that I am of the opinion that we're not a cover band .. we're a worship team. I believe the best worship teams are the ones that you don't even notice. If they do what they do…"
I sense you pain and frustration. I've been there myself. I remember, as a new christian, I was witness to a church split. It was ugly and hard to understand. I would read my bible and then observe different members of the congregation…"
"I reside in Santa Rosa, California. I am an ordained Southern Baptist minister. To balance out my perspective, I would also have you know that I was also a credentialed Foursquare minister. I say this because SBC has a rep for being legalist. The…"
I totally agree with what you said to your son and his friend. But remember this, and this is good for all of us to remember, you are offering to those teens a tremendous musical experience that they cannot really find in the secular…"
"Over the years, I've had to work with the raw materials that God has provided. There's a big difference between commited worshipers and musicians who just wanna play on Sunday. (Sound familiar?)
Teens are not always committed christians.…"
"If they can embrace what I said about dynamics them most of your problem will be solved. The next step is pull the mics. It's apparent that they don't need them. As to the pit idea, Trumpet volumes can be reduced if they play into their…"
I have observed that one of the greatest problems with platform musicians is getting emotionally wrapped up in the music and the moment. We loose our focus which should be first and foremost on the music we're playing. When our emotions…"
This will sound like I'm being a wiseguy ... but I'm not ... Play softer! Look, those instruments are generally found in concert and jazz band set-ups. In other words, if you were to ask these musicians where they learned to play, the…"
I've been a christian since 1984 and have been involved in worship since 1985.
I've been in full time ministry since 2000.
I've been a composer and recording artist with Lamon Records.
I've recieved two Dove Award nominations for my work in 2002 & 2005.
I published a book in 2007 called "Loaves & Fishes Worship Team Training"
I'm a bit of a rennisance man.
I love much contemporary worship I.E. Hillsong, Tomlin.
I also appreciate guys like Alvin Slaughter & Ron Kenoley.
I'm into rock, alternative & blues.
Wow! it's amazing God is using you as both a pastor and a worship leader, he truly has a big plan for your life, I hope your journey with christ remains as strong as it is now. God Bless you and your ministry :)
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