Monday, March 10, 2014


With this week's post I wanted to write a description for what the dedication of a worship team member looks like.  For most of the church, being really dedicated means coming to church at least 3 Sundays a month and occasionally showing up for Bible Study/Sunday School.  But for the worship team at MPBC, dedication means something completely different.  It looks like this:
  • Staying at church until after 10 p.m. on Wednesday nights for rehearsal when everyone else is gone by 8 p.m.
  • Showing up between 7:30-7:45 a.m. every Sunday morning to do a sound check before the early service begins when most of the people who attend this service show up at 8:45 a.m. even though it starts at 8:30 a.m.
  • Practicing on your own for an hour each night to learn a new song so that you are prepared for rehearsal.
  • Leaving a day late for your vacation so that you can sing/play on Sunday.
  • Coming home a day early from your vacation so that you can sing/play on Sunday.
  • Passing up other positions of service within the church because you are the only qualified drummer.
  • Getting up ridiculously early each Sunday morning to get your kids ready and out the door so that you can get to sound check on time.
  • Constantly hearing your kids say "Why do we have to listen to the praise team CD again in the car?"
  • Learning how to "lead a song" and also how to "not lead" the same song.
  • Listening to me sing tenor directly into your ear buds.
  • Learning two different alto parts because Team 1 and Team 2 sing them differently.
  • Showing up at what feels like 6:45 a.m. the Sunday after the time changes and not complaining about it.
  • Being willing to fill-in at a moments notice if someone gets sick.
  • Learning each guitar part just in case it's needed.
  • Learning the tenor, lead, and baritone parts just in case they are needed.
  • Leaving sick kids at home with your spouse so you can still come to church and sing/play.
  • Rubbing smelly oils on your back so it will loosen up and you can come play the drums.
  • Rehearsing one Sunday afternoon a month to prepare for the 1st Wednesday service.
  • Never getting to drive to church with your spouse.
  • Learning new worship songs on top of learning Passion Play songs, making Passion Play costumes, teaching Sunday School, directing VBS, having jobs, families, and hobbies.
  • Putting up with me.

Worship Big!


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