Music is pretty core to worship and lets face it, music can be pretty divisive. So for a worship leader criticism is just part of the job. How you deal with that criticism can have a big impact on your personal job satisfaction. Here are four tips for managing criticism in your worship ministry.
- Listen to all criticisms: It's very easy to take positive feedback. It's equally easy to dismis negative feedback. But just because feedback is negative dosen't necessarily mean it's invalid. Be willing to listen. Don't write people off just because they don't agree with you. Evaluate everything.
- Don't take it personal: Chances are you probably take some pride in what you do. You probably work hard to hone your skills. And you probably put a lot of time and effort into planning your services. So it can be really disheartening when someone comes at you with negative criticism. I find that most people are well intentioned so don't take it personal. Even when they are not all that well intentioned, don't take it personal. I'm speaking from experience here... It's just not worth stewing over. Let's face it, we take negative criticism personally because it hurts our pride. Let it go... You're not all that great anyway... That's why you need Jesus! Extend the same compassion, grace, and mercy to others that He has extended to you.
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