It goes without saying that one of the goals of a member of a church worship team is to sing or play the right notes. For somebody to miss this objective is distracting and affects a worshipper’s experience. In defining who constitutes a worship team most people think of those who play instruments and sing (even though the leading of worship can include spoken and other mediums also). In referring to the singers and musicians I believe that it’s more appropriate to use the term music team. I believe that a worship team, in any given setting, is everybody involved in the leading of worship – on and off the platform, both visible and behind the scenes. What good is it if the singers sing the correct notes and the musicians are in the right key if an audio operator overlooks turning on a microphone when needed? An actor forgets her lines? A computer operator advances a song slide prematurely? A dancer doesn’t become familiar with the stage beforehand? A lighting operator changes a cue at the wrong time? A stage hand doesn’t put the podium in place? And so on. By each person involved in the carrying out of a service plan being proficient in his or her area of responsibility and committed to striving for excellence (but not expecting perfection of one’s self) worshippers present will be able to focus on worshipping. May we each seek to consistently play the right notes in our respective roles of service. May leadership expect excellence in each area of ministry.
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