Pursuing Excellence

A worship team can powerfully influence the quality of worship in your church. But left to themselves, they can be a constant source of frustration. If you want your team to be the best it can be, this section of HotPraise is especially written for you.

1 Samuel 16:18 Then one of the servants answered and said, "Look, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite, who is skilful in playing, a mighty man of valour, a man of war, prudent in speech, and a handsome person; and the LORD is with him." 1 Chronicles 15:22 Chenaniah, leader of the Levites, was instructor in charge of the music, because he was skilful; 1 Chronicles 25:7 So the number of them, with their brethren who were instructed in the songs of the LORD, all who were skilful, was two hundred and eighty-eight.

One of the most important things you can have in your team is a commitment to excellence. In the three verses above, we see that David, Chenaniah and 288 others were all skilful musicians and / or singers.

Often churches have the attitude that it doesn't matter if their musicians or singers are any good, as long as they are willing to serve the Lord. It is true that in many circumstances churches, especially small ones, have to make do with whoever is available.

We ought to praise God that there are people who are willing to step into the gap when there in no one else who can do the job. But we ought not to think that this means that we should settle for mediocrity.

If we really think that Christ is worthy of our praise and adoration, then He is worthy of our best efforts. This means a commitment to excellence and being the best we can be.

Now read: Being The Best You Can Be