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.
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…
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…
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.”
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.