So based on a few of you guys’ comments on last week’s post, we wanted to address the subject of finding musicians in your area that are excited to use their gifts on your team. First, you should check out this older post “Need Players?”. We posted about the process we went through when we were brand new to Charlotte and trying to find excellent musicians for this growing ministry. It details how we’ve approached that very issue from the start.
As far as getting musicians “excited” or interested in playing at your church, here’s a couple of thoughts….
1) Set your standards high for your ministry. Create a culture of excellence. Don’t settle. It’s honoring to God. It’s attractive to people who are far from God. And excellent musicianship and professionalism is attractive to other excellent and professional musicians. It won’t be a “hard sell” to get great players and singers involved with your worship team if there’s skilled dudes and girls there every weekend making it happen!
2) Also, don’t ever underestimate the power of putting compelling vision in front of others. You may be able to snag a few players for a weekend here and there, but unless they’re tied to a larger vision that’s gripping their hearts as to why they should stay there, chances are they won’t. Cast vision. Cast it well. Cast it often.
We’ll continue to tackle your questions as best as we can in the coming weeks. Thanks again for your support and love for advancing his Church!