Mike O’Brien offers a few practical worship tips:
After 18 years of leading worship for the same church (14 of those in the same building), I’ve had the privilege of over time adding some helpful tools to our setup that serve the congregation and band in simple ways. Check out these 5 simple Worship Ministry HACKS that you can do now to help your team and church engage with the Living God.
1. Provide Earplugs at the entrance to the sanctuary
As I’ve already covered in Winning the Volume War, most of a churches volume issues can be handled before sound gets the loudspeakers and ears of the congregants. With that in mind, it’s nice gesture to supply earplugs at the entrance for anyone that might prefer a attenuated experience. I have found that even when the sound is appropriate by any standard of measurement, there are still a small percentage of congregants that would benefit from a set of free ear plugs. We refill this bin only once or twice a year and that’s taking into account that some kids think it’s candy 🙂
2. Buy a Backstage Tea Kettle For Your Singers
Christianity is a SINGING FAITH! Adding a affordable electric hot water kettle a great way to bless the singers of your worship team and encourage good vocal health! As I mention in the $200 Voice Lesson (free if you register to my newsletter), hydrating our bodies with room temperature and lukewarm fluids is crucial for a great vocal.