Here are some fun ideas for celebrating the season with your worship team:
Pick a good song and a good Sunday to highlight the musical skills of your team members by doing “solos.” Christmas is also a good time to invite different members of the team (or congregation) to sing a solo during worship.
Have an open house in your home or at the church. Invite the worship team and families, have some food and just hang out.
Go Christmas Caroling or visit a retirement community to play some music. It’s easy to print off guitar chords and sing Christmas songs – there’s not a ton of prep needed, just some organization and invitation.
Ugly Sweater Day
Last year, the whole worship band picked a Sunday where we wore ugly Christmas sweaters. It was fun conversation before and after worship for the whole congregation.
There is some expense for band members that often go unnoticed. Use some budget money to buy a small stock of guitar strings, pics, tuners, water bottles, batteries, etc and give them as a gift to the whole worship team. Keep them in the back for those times people need extra supplies.
Take a Break
Give the worship team a break. After a busy Christmas season, figure out some special thing for the last Sunday in December or the first Sunday in January to allow your worship team to take a breather.
Sign up to deliver food, serve a meal, help with set up, collect money/gifts for a family, or some other way to volunteer and serve together as a team outside of music.
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