Regarding our church musician jobs, are we doing our best at keeping it real?

Where is your heart?

Sometimes we just need to remember that what people are blessed by, more than anything, is our heart to serve, to sing, to play, to help others.

Because this truth has humbled me many times over the years, I’ve had my share of apologies to make, sometime in the midst of a rehearsal, or just about as the performance part of what we do is beginning.

Sure, it disorients me a little to what I’m doing musically, but it reconnects me to the Who of worship.

Sometimes we need to help each other remember our commitments - especially in serving in the church. Playing music as a team gives us many chances to consider how what we do impacts others.

Here’s an article about this:

Where is your head?

Be prepared. People who are musically illiterate can tell when we are not prepared.

I realize one of my great shortcomings over the years of worship leading was looking at chord charts during live performance. No matter what I did to try to work around it, using charts as the leader was not my best preparation.

Could you use a little refresher?

I hope you’ve been encouraged as you’ve reviewed what it takes to be keeping it real.

Thanks for reading.

May God bless you richly as you obey His call!

All the best,
Jim Snedeker