Easter’s over! Now what?
Relax: Worship leaders have been on a holiday treadmill since Christmas. Give yourself permission to take a break. Take a few days off. Go off the grid.
Dream: Once your batteries have been recharged and your mind isn’t weighed down by a looming holiday event, dare to dream for yourself and your ministry. What can you do to enrich the lives of the people in your church? Begin working on a recording featuring your band and vocalists. Create a music team who visits shut-ins and nursing homes. Start planning for a summer internship worship program. I’ve come up with some of my most creative ideas during an hour-long day-dreaming drive to one of my favorite BBQ joints and while riding my bike down country roads.
Improve: Take a hard look at your ministry. What can be improved? If you wait until the last minute to throw together a praise set, try planning a week out and see if the extra time helps you pray for and plan your music. Are your charts a haphazard mess? Research chord chart software that will enable you to print your songs in any key – neatly and legibly. You might even buy a hole puncher and start putting together notebooks for your band with the songs neatly in order (the first page being an at-a-glance set list with keys.) Start experimenting with click tracks. Get on a schedule where you can take members from your praise team out to lunch once in awhile to make sure they know you care about them.
Bottom Line: You have a few months before that holiday treadmill starts again. Use this time to make your ministry the best it can be.