Worship Ministry: Finding the Balance between Hands and Heart

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We have not been created to worship but created as worshippers.
The difference is that we don’t choose when we worship and when we don’t.
The truth is we are always worshipping.
The question is what are we worshipping?

Col. 3:23 “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men…”

You never are just doing your duty.
You never are just cranking it out.
You never are just going through the motions…

When we fail to see the glory of the King of the universe, we bring Him our leftovers.

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Setting Your Team Up For Success #worship #worshipleader #nextgeneration

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Hey, been a while.

So this last weekend half our Church were away on a building project in #Swaziland. Church was quiet. Kids Church even quieter. And the band? Half the guys weren’t there!

You’ll remember a while ago me raving about all the new people that have joined our worship team, and you would’ve thought that this weekend would’ve been the perfect opportunity to get them involved. But I never. A missed opportunity. But never again. And here’s why…

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#Worship Team Open Day @solidgroundc…. Follow up

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So on Saturday 19 October we hosted our first Worship Open Day and it was absolutely fantastic!
But before I get into that, first a little about us:

We currently have 13 people involved in worship, split into 2 teams. I lead the one and Khaya Mbhamali the other.
We lead 4 weeks on, 4 weeks off.
And the team has mostly stayed the same for the last 4 years.

Years back we would lead 1 week on 1 week off and that worked well.
Then we changed that to 2 weeks on, 2 weeks off and I’ll tell you why…

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#Worship Team Open Day @solidgroundc

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This Saturday we are hosting a Worship Team Open Day, a first for us. Here’s the how and why this came to be.

Recently I’ve had quite a few people approach me saying they’d like to get involved in worship.
Yay! Who isn’t happy when that happens?
And then what?
I don’t ever see them again.
And it’s been my fault.

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve prayed, “God, please send me a few drummers, a couple of sound engineers and a few worship leaders while You’re at it.”

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“What your Leader expects from ___________” [fill in the blank]

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Starting next week Monday, I’ll be posting an article each week titled “What your worship pastor expects from _____________” and then fill in the blank. I’ll be covering everything from the worship leader to the songword operators.

Hope these help you serve Jesus and His church better.

Jakes

The Professional Worship Leader

We are in week 3 of running the Worship Central Course with our team, and I must say it’s been a fantastic time. It has been a good time of reminding ourselves of the “why we do what we do”, and I’m looking forward to the sessions where we get to stretch ourselves artistically and skillfully.

But in all of this, I don’t want to be a professional.
Not if being professional means anything like this;

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Pastoring your Worship Team (#ncminationalleaders2012)

I had the massive privilege of leading worship at the National Leaders 2012 conference at NCF in Pietermaritzburg last week. It was incredible.

I also had a 15min slot in the Worship elective to share on “Pastoring your worship team.”
While I am no expert as I’m sure you know, here are my notes: Pastoring your Worship Team.

I never got through them all hence me posting them here.
Hope they help in some way.

Jakes