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Tips on Thriving with Musical Staff

One thing is certain: church music ministry is a minefield these days. We are a visible presence, and it seems that everyone who has ever owned a radio fancies themselves a music expert. Pastors, we know you are under a huge amount of stress. We’ve read the stories, we’ve seen the statistics, we’ve probably felt the collateral damage a time or two. I don’t share these guidelines to be yet another burden. In reality, if you take these to heart, it will make your job easier and win a crucial ally and partner in ministry.

1. Respect our expertise.

The professional musicians you work alongside have been hired because we know what we’re doing. Music is not simply a gift; it is a skill that must be constantly honed through hours upon hours of study, preparation, and practice. Please never assume that you know as much about our craft as we do. [Read more].

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