For Worship Teams
Unity and Teamwork.

My worship team is a really weird group of people if you think about it. Some of them are tall, some of them short. Some of them wear their feelings on their cuff, others of them are content never saying an extra word. Some would like to express their worship by jumping up and down, others would prefer to quietly meditate. Each of them have different musical strengths and weaknesses. Each of them have a significantly contrasting emotional makeup. My first inclination is to see differences as a weakness because we all tend to think others should be like us. Every time I really ponder on how everyone on the worship team is so different from everyone else I can’t help but say out loud, “Yea, I’m pretty sure I serve with the best worship team in the world.” (That’s no joke, I say that nearly every weekend).

I’m glad my worship team has figured it out. I hope we always remember the importance of unity on a worship team. In 2 Chronicles 5:11-14 there is an example of how the Holy Spirit totally knocked the Believer’s socks off when the worship team was in complete unity.

The number one destroyer of worship is a dis-unified worship team. Staying unified takes more work, but if we don’t do it – we’re kind of like the Amazing Precision Marching Band. Check out this video

9 Replies to “For Worship Teams
Unity and Teamwork.”

  1. Yes, you do have a wonderful group of people to work with (even if I do say so myself!!), but you also do a really great job of encouraging us in our strengths and weaknesses. You take the time and have the courage to invite us to share with you what we like, don’t like, and think about various issues. Most importantly, you give us a good example to follow in that we all know that: 1. personal time with God is THE priority in your life (and you encourage us with articles, conversations, etc to make Him the same for us) 2: each of us must live out our worship to God, not just on stage on Sunday mornings, but with our actions throughout our daily lives if we want to be true worshippers, and 3: you are truly committed to helping us work together in unity as a team (aka, it’s not just something that sounds like a good idea…you plan things to help it happen!) Thanks for all you do to help the worship team you serve with be a weird group of people that actually blesses God and His church!!! 🙂

  2. Thanks Jen. Hey i wanted to make an addendum to my post. I was reading in Romans 15 last night and this caught my attention:

    “May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus, so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (v. 5-6).

    So basically that verse says that the Church (and worship team) should be united WITH THE PURPOSE OF WORSHIP. That rocked my socks off.

  3. That was a great blog! I really liked the YouTube too. I think we all sometimes try to do things alone and that isn’t what we are suppose to do at all.

    I think ‘working together’ in teamwork, is something we have to really give ourselves to. it doesn’t happen naturally, but we have to understand others opinions and thoughts. You do a great job leading us.

  4. That’s exactly how bands need to be my friend. It all works out when you’re the only one in control…or playing an instrument…right…?

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