Haven't put one on but been to a few-Have any of you done this before? What worked well? Didn't work?
What worked well-
* A holistic approach of scriptural, cultural and musical background, along with shop talk about music
* Reference material/ notes- something to reinforce what you are talking about
* Q and A- a long as it doesn't turn into a gripe session
What didn't work well-
* Pontification about the speaker's own personal experience, background, and tastes- sharing experiences is ok in context, but there is a point it becomes bragging and boring.
* Worship ministry is alive and dynamic. You can't do the same things over and over and expect a different result. It's up to the entire team to keep it alive.What are some specific things that you all feel are important for a worship band to learn? Re-learn?
* God doesn't change, but He's always moving forward. If the team wants to really grow and be effective, they will have to move forward.
By sharing Biblical examples of how God's leaders are moving forward. Also make sure people are in a place to receive it. If people don't want to grow and change, they will get defensive at anything you say.How do you offer corrective constructive criticisms without insulting? [like I said, they've been doing the same thing for a while now]
Common sense- it is what it is. Try to get some sound panels to help with drums, don't put a massive PA in place, some common sense things that help hep it reasonable. Communicate that there is only so much one can do.How do you use/teach contemporary worship in a room/setting that is not very conducive to it? [They sanctuary is a very tall, fairly narrow room with no way to deaden the sound.]
Hope it goes well