Dear Worship Team #1

📷: David Heinlein

Happy New Year!! 2018 is here and full of possibility. I love blank pages, clean slates, new chapters, or whatever other analogy or picture you want to insert. There’s just something beautiful about beginnings, fresh starts.

With that in mind I’m going to spend the next little while writing some daily encouragements to the worship team at Shelter Rock Church where I serve as worship pastor. While these are directed at them, anyone else is welcome to be a part. Welcome to something new!

Dear Awesome Worship Team!

Jesus said, “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:45) That’s on my heart for us this year.  Learning how to truly serve one another. We use the word all the time: “Are you serving this week?” “Where are you serving on the team?” and on and on. But what does it mean? Is that the reason we are on the team? Do we approach our music and tech prep (or lack thereof) with that in mind? I’m asking myself and you!

Our congregation is trusting us to lead them in worship and teach them week in and week out. How can we serve them? When I’m on stage playing the first notes of the service am I focused on how I can serve that person, those people with my songs and words and encouragement?

Let’s talk about it, pray about it and, most of all, live it.

Are you in?

Your worship pastor,


2 Replies to “Dear Worship Team #1”

  1. You have a very clear gameplan for approaching the new year. When I am there, I enjoy the message and the fellowship, just as much as I enjoy watching all of our kids play and sing.
    I could very easily wait in the car while they rehearse but I love watching all of you set up the stage, put the music together while observing the kids as they grow both musically and spiritually. I even enjoy helping with the live streaming. That’s a win-win situation for me mainly because I still hear the message, I see everyone play, while helping as much as I can to give the guys a hand in the sound room. If I help, even a little, I feel that it’s been worthwhile. Anywhere that I can pitch in, count me in.

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