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¡Un ángel aparece de la nada! And believe me, on a Baja road trip with your crazy uncle, you need a guardian angel, played in the #motherofallroadtrips by San Diego singer and actress Giovana. Soundtrack coming in August! See #RutaMadre on video on demand with more theater info soon. 🚗 🇲🇽 🌵 🎸 👼
An excerpt of my motet "O praise the Lord" recorded on the 10th of July at Christ Church, Vienna. #motet #sacredmusic #churchmusic #kirchenmusik #musiquesacrée #musicasacra #music #musik #musique #musica #vienna #wien #tradition #solideogloria #christianity #christentum #cristianismo
Unfortunately, when it comes to worship ministry, criticism is just part of the territory. Everyone has different ideas about what should be done and, therefore, you can't please everyone. So, you might do something that some people really like and others don't. That's just how it is operating in a church with imperfect people (by the way, you're imperfect too!)
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You WILL receive criticism over how you do things, something you said, your song choices. You can't control whether you receive it or not. The only thing you can control is how you respond to it.
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🔴 Here are 3 tips for handling criticism in your worship ministry:
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1️⃣ Learn from it
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Every piece of criticism is a learning opportunity. Whether it is healthy or unhealthy criticism there is some element of truth to it. Maybe you really do need to better consider the needs of the people of your church (even though your pride tells you that's not true). Maybe you really haven't done a hymn in the past year and a half and it might be appropriate to plan one in the near future. Or maybe the lesson you learn is that you simply can't please everyone. Use criticism as a learning experience - learn the lesson and move on.
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2️⃣ Know that you are not alone in receiving criticism
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As I said before, EVERYONE receives criticism in their worship ministry. This is not an isolated incident. You are not unique in being judged. And most importantly, if you feel like the criticism is overwhelming and you want to quit and go to another church... there will be criticism at that church as well. You can't run from criticism, so embrace it and learn how to handle it.
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3️⃣ Have a clearly defined vision for what you're trying to do
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When you know exactly what you're trying to accomplish, the criticisms don't matter as much. Sometimes the people in your church simply don't understand what you (as the Church) are trying to accomplish. So, they see you move in one direction while they're aiming for something else. Then they criticize you for taking a step in the wrong direction. Do you know what you're ultimately aiming at? When you do, you will be able to make clear decisions and not be distracted by criticism.
"Oh that men would praise his name,⠀
would praise his name,⠀
'til the ends of the earth"⠀
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Again I Say Rejoice by @israelhoughton⠀
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#worship #sundaysetlist #sunday #worshipmusic #worshipleader #churchmusic #lovegod #singforgod #praise
Do you think that doing the same thing every day will drive you CRAZY?!⁠⠀
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Maybe so...if you think of it as a chore. ⁠⠀
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But when it becomes as much a part of what you do as eating, doing laundry, washing dishes or coffee with friends...then it becomes natural! ⁠⠀
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I'm sure you already know this but, when it comes to learning and growing, consistency is VITAL. (So I think that my practice time will fit best if it comes right after breakfast)⁠⠀
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It doesn't have to be some big scary event. Just for a small chunk of time sit down and play what you already know or practice something you want to learn. ⁠⠀
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So friend, will you join me in the challenge to playing 15 minutes a day from today until Friday?
Praises (Be Lifted Up) by Bethel Music. I love this song because it‘s so powerful. 
#bethelmusic #praises #beliftedup #worshipmusic #churchmusic #musician #gretsch #whitefalcon #bigsky
Good Morning! ☀️🎶 Hymn 5/6: "Praise to the Lord the Almighty." I first heard this song when I started serving at Crievewood 5 years ago, and it's become one of my favorites. Go listen to the full song today. (Link in bio.) I hope this song gives you a moment of peace and inspires a spirit of praise. Hope y'all have a great start to your week!

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