Five Ways a Schedule Helps Develop Your Team
By Jon Nicol
A few months back I wrote the Top Ten Signs You Lead Worship in a Smaller Church. Sadly, the list contains a little too much truth for many worship leaders and musicians. One in particular was #8:
My musician schedule contains only three words: PLEASE SHOW UP.
One of the mistakes that smaller church worship leaders make is not creating a schedule. It might seem silly—maybe even a waste of time—to craft a schedule that contains the same people week after week. If someone doesn’t show, that spot is open. So why bother scheduling?
Fair question. I recently wrote a post on my blog entitled “8 Things to Think About When Scheduling Musicians.” It contains some philosophical and strategic thoughts about scheduling musicians. It’s applicable for leaders of any size ministry. But in this post, I want zero-in on why scheduling is important for small church worship teams.
1. A schedule reinforces commitment.
It’s a visual reminder for the musician that he’s part of a team. And seeing his name next to others on the schedule should remind him that other people are counting on his commitment.
2. A schedule prepares you for growth. It’s part of creating a bigger bucket...
August 6, 2012Tweet