Habits are incredibly powerful. Collectively, they can really make an impact. A group of people can easily fall into habits together – which makes the ones we get into really important. I’m grateful for the worship team at our church and for the all the good habits we have.
Though routines and habits can get a bad reputation for being “tradition” or “mundane”, they are an important part of community life together.
Here are some good habits our worship team can be proud of:
- We meet most every week on Wednesday evenings to rehearse the music for Sunday.
- The leadership for the tech ministry, sound ministry, scheduling ministry, and track development/worship flow is shared among several leaders.
- The team is in the habit of being encouraging to one another. There isn’t much sarcasm, thankfully.
- We’re in the habit of utilizing Planning Center to communicate the schedule to each other.
- The band, vocals, and tech are in the habit of being on the same team together. This is evident in many ways!
- The whole team is in the habit of arriving early on Sunday to prepare for the morning worship services. Sunday mornings are about a four and a half hour commitment for our teams. The tech team is even in the habit of having it ready before the band arrives!
- We’re in the habit of mixing the musicians and tech leaders for different weeks – rotating team members.
- The whole band is in the habit of praying for rehearsals, for the church, and for the ministry together.
- We’re in the habit of changing the stage based on the current message series.
- As a team, we strive toward the habit of being in worship as often as possible, even when we aren’t scheduled to serve.
If I had to list bad habits I need to break, it would probably be centered around preparation and the timeliness of getting the songs in order and ready for team members to better prepare for Sunday. Another bad habit area is the disorganization, at times, of supplies and gear backstage. I think my personality traits lead the way in modeling this slight haphazardness. I don’t usually mind it too much, but it’s still a habit that could be broken.
What are some of your worship team habits?
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