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How to Repair a Rehearsal & FREE Music Download
April 24, 2017

Can you believe April is almost over and Easter is behind us? Hopefully you could get a little breather this past week from all the busyness of the month preparing to celebrate Jesus Christ risen from the dead!!

Looking forward, maybe it's time to take a look at basics and some housekeeping too.

Need A Rehearsal Repair?

You know the feeling. You have a great rehearsal, one week, and then when you least expect it, your next rehearsal just doesn’t go very well. You wonder - how that can be when you have the same people and schedule as last week?. How is it two rehearsals can be so different?

Here’s one thing that’s easy to forget. I know, I’ve done it. People’s lives can be pretty turbulent over a week’s time. Among the things we can’t control, as church musicians, is the quality of life people experience outside rehearsal time. We work hard to control what goes on for a little slice of time. It’s the other stuff that can really wreak havoc on a well-planned rehearsal.

One thing I’ve found to help counteract some of the unpredictability of life outside rehearsal is to begin rehearsals with a brief devotional and prayer.

Ok, you yawn, this is nothing new. Well, ok, hang in here with me. If you already do this, but it’s feeling a little stale, try mixing it up a little.

Have someone else lead the time, especially the prayer part. Or pray in pairs for each other, the rehearsal, you name it.

The advantage of starting with prayer is it helps to get everyone focused on the task at hand, reminding us of why we do what we do - to serve people.

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Jim Snedeker

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