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Half the Old Testament is the word Remember. No, that’s not true. It’s 48%. I just rounded up. As Israel forgot, so do we. Today’s insert is a simple reminder of some of the standards we work to maintain as we sing for the Lord. My prayer is that you […]

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Purpose to Improve

January 15th, 2013

Sunday, January 13, 2013

When we were in Stillwater, our church started doing monthly leadership meetings. Several people from the church were invited to a quick meal before the Wednesday night service and they were asked to think through how their ministry could be improved.

Everyone involved in some type of ministry—particularly those who led the ministry—was asked to consider how their area might be improved. Everything from maintenance to nursery was analyzed and considered.

Our pastor called it the “1-up, 2-q” plan. The idea was for the leader to be ready to make one change that would make the ministry better, and to have two more ideas mulling around “in the queue.” How can you improve, say, 10%? If the sound men could make one change, would it be winding the cables neater? Buying a new mic? Using a new adapter that wouldn’t get static? If the nursery could be improved 10%, what would it look like? Larger print on the schedules? Smoother check-in process?

You get the idea. Every ministry did this, including media, sound, graphics, nursery, grounds, children’s, youth, kitchen, etc.

For choir, how can you improve, say, 10%. I have plenty to work on personally, but my “1-up” is to rejoin the Master Chorale. I always learn SO much through our 3-hour Tuesday night practices, and I want to become a better singer through it so that we can all learn how to better glorify God with our voices.

In relation to choir, what would a 10% improvement look like for you? Being on time? Looking up? Smiling? Joining the Master Chorale, too? Think on it.

-Bro. Ryan

MINISTRY OPPORTUNITY – If someone would like to spend a day in the choir closet combing through our music, please let me know. You would be researching and purchasing songs on the internet, counting and logging music and labeling current music. If you can help, please let me know a time that works best for you.

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