How do our relationships within the church affect our worship? Why can’t we worship the same way in the congregation as we do when we are alone? Relationship matters in music ministry is the most important and potentially most life changing of this series. In the last session we reexamined the importance of presentation (performance) because it has been so downgraded in recent years. That being said however; the concept of being in a living relationship with those to whom we minister still reigns as the single most important aspect of worship ministry in the world. Whether or not you are a worship leader getting a hold of this approach will revolutionize your worship and change your outlook on life!
If you have interest in learning more about music ministry in the nursing home you can get the e-format at smashwords or on amazon where you will also find a small softcover edition. Be blessed today as you stretch to grow in your ministry to God’s precious people at nursing homes.
Music Matters in Nursing Home Ministry e-book
Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God 2 Corinthians 5:20
We as worship leaders shouldn’t be putting on an act and when we do God has a faithful way of reminding us that we are missing His best. However there is also the idea that we are not just singing in a room all by ourselves. We are called as ambassadors to present the Gospel through music in the most appealing way. Whether you are a worship leader at a nursing home or at the biggest mega-church on the planet, the heart of the message is the same. God is longing for people who will come and worship in both spirit and in truth.
This second part in this series focuses us on our presentation. Because the message matters and because people are of infinite value to Jesus we are called to do our best to present it to them in the most effective way we can. Be blessed as you listen and be blessed as you minister to others with the songs that God has given you!
What I share in these next 3-4 posts I have shared before yet the needs and our opportunities to meet them are always new. Music matters in ministry because it is the language of heaven. Music can go where no one can go to unlock the memories of Alzheimer’s patients, calm nerves for Parkinson’s sufferers and bring a smile to those locked in depression.
I do not claim to have all or even most of the answers in effectively using music, but what I have tried works. These simple ideas can work in your ministry too. You have everything you need if you are willing to begin to bring healing to hearts and blessing to lives through music ministry. Here is session one from our music matters seminar-
For more information you can find the book Music Matters in Nursing Home Ministry on Amazon in ebook or soft cover or at smashwords in multiple e-reader formats.
People will sacrifice hours of every week to prepare for a 20 minute worship service at church. Have you stopped to consider how much time we could give to prepare a single Christmas musical for nursing home? They are God’s special people and an investment in sharing the love of Christ pays eternal dividends!