One of the greatest questions I was asked when I stepped in as Georgia Baptist Mission Board Catalyst for Worship and Music, "Are there things that every worship and music ministry in Georgia have in common"? As I pondered this, I believe the Lord helped me with 6 things. I affectionally call them "6 Magnets for every Worship and Music ministry".
The first one is "Mind of Christ". I was sitting in a leadership meeting today and realized that real leadership starts with character. I began to think about things that build character and I quickly went to Romans 5:3-4
"We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation."
We as leaders need to develop the mind of Christ and always filter our lives and our ministry through the Word of God. We need to strive to be spiritual leaders because spiritual leaders always teach what they know to others. It is very important that we consistently work on our personal spiritual disciplines and that we help our worship and music teams do the same. Spiritual disciplines help us become more like Christ in all we do. I have learned that people do not drift closer to Jesus. It's hard work to stay close to the Lord. We have to find time to read the Word, pray, journal, meditate, memorize, and find times for personal worship.
I believe it's important to have the mind of Christ as ministry leaders and I know it helps us minister better. I also think our teams benefit from learning to have the "Mind of Christ" as well. What I love about these magnets is not matter the size, style or structure of your ministry, they fit.
You will find a one page below I have created to help you and your ministry as you develop the "Mind of Christ" for worship and music ministry.
I am the Worship Pastor at First Baptist Church, Statesboro Georgia.