If you’re a music director, your summers probably are balanced with catching up from the previous year and working ahead for the next one. Use some of that “working ahead” time this summer to step back from your regular weekly tasks and maintain the infrastructure of your music ministry. Some of the projects we suggest are to get your music organized, learn what music your congregation prefers, and recruit new musicians.
I recently played at a church that had a very limited organ. I had always thought the regular organist did a fine job but could have been more creative. Then I discovered that the instrument did not offer much to encourage creativity. Each manual had about five basic stops, and I struggled to lead the congregation in a way that encouraged singing.
In last week’s post, we talked about what a communications hub is and why it is important. This week, we’ll look at some concrete examples of the components in a rehearsal communications hub. At the end, you can download a free rehearsal communications kit to use in your music ministry.
We know that this time of year can be very stressful for many directors and musicians as you prepare for additional Lenten, Holy Week, and Easter services. What's the best way to communicate about all these rehearsals and schedules? How can a centralized communications plan help to relieve stress during the busy time of the Church Year?
In this week's post, we'll look at what a communications hub is and why it is so important. Next week, we'll talk more about offline and online options for establishing this hub at your church!