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Tips for worship and Performance

Hi folks,

Nell and I hope you're all doing well. I read a few blogs recently that i thought were very pertinent to us as creatives. Have a read when you get time. The first article is more for music teams but the second one is for all forms of creative. Be blessed and I pray they serve you well. Ben

10 Practical Tips for worship leaders and Musos by Dan Korocz

1. CONNECT WITH PEOPLE BEFORE & AFTER THE SERVICE

I believe one of the most important parts of a service for a worship leader is before and after the meeting. This is where we make connections with people and build relationship with our congregations. If you can build relationship off the stage, you will have it with the congregation when you’re on the stage.

2. START STRONG, BE BOLD  

The first 30 seconds of a worship set lays a foundation and sets the tone for the rest of the meeting. If you start timid and are unsure of yourself, the rest of the set will most probably represent that. As soon as you set your foot on that stage, ‘step into it’ and be bold.

3. PLAY & SING WITH CONVICTION

Sing and play the song as if you wrote it. If you have to study the lyrics, do so. The Bible says that God is looking for worshipers who worship Him in spirit and in truth. There has got to be truth and conviction behind what we are singing about.  

4. ONLY SPEAK IF YOU’VE GOT SOMETHING TO SAY

If you feel from God you have something to encourage the church in, great! But you have to be careful that you aren’t filling spaces that God should be filling just because you think you need to say something.  

5. SPEAK CONFIDENTLY & CLEARLY  

Following on from my previous point, when you do say something, make sure you speak confidently and clearly. Be sensitive to the moment but at the same time don’t hold back or be timid. Say it!

6. BE MINDFUL OF HOW MUCH YOU CLOSE YOUR EYES

The heart behind this is about staying engaged with where the congregation is at. The stage isn’t the place for our own personal worship time. The stage is about us leading others in worship while connecting to God ourselves. We need to stay aware of where the meeting and people are at.

7. LEAD PEOPLE BUT DON’T OVER DO IT  

Be mindful of how many times you say phrases like “lift your hands” and “Sing this out”. You can start to sound like a broken record if you keep repeating yourself. People will disengage if they feel as though the worship is being pushed or forced upon them.

8. HAVE STAGE PRESENCE

Now this is going to be different for everyone, but we've all got to have some level of stage presence. Passion is contagious and we can’t expect our congregations to ‘get into it’ if we aren’t into it ourselves. Lead by example.

9. DON’T BE SO SERIOUS - SMILE

Worship is something to be enjoyed and worship is a celebration of the character & goodness of God. It is meant to be liberating. Our expression should show this. Relax, enjoy yourself and smile

10. EMBRACE FEEDBACK

It doesn’t matter how much experience you have, there’s always room for improvement. Listen and watch yourself back and ask your pastors and leaders for feedback. Embrace it, even that which you might not agree with. The teachable person will always go the furthest.

 
From Ryan Smith C3 Music Director
 
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. (Matthew 11:28-30

The result of burdensome weariness is an unhealthy yoke to something. We have to be careful that we don’t get yoked to the wrong thing. When Christ extended the invitation to be yoked to Him it’s because He knew that life would have moments of exhaustion that can be avoided.

The reason it’s so important to understand this as creative people is that we will inevitably spend a life standing against the pressure to perform. It’s such a dangerous place to be in when you do things because you think it’s what others are expecting of you. It’s the opposite of the world because the world’s mandate is that you must perform in order to be rewarded. Life in Christ is not like that. That kind of life is the result of seeking the attention of men but the reality is that God is the one who should be weighing our heart, not man.

God has designed each one of us to shine within our capacity. When you embrace your limitations and aren't discouraged by them but rather thankful for them, you’re more likely to maximise your potential within the game you’ve been drafted for. It’s in that place that you’ll shine and in fact shine brighter than the others who refuse to accept their calling and gifting and continue to try and appease their insecurities by striving to perform in a way that they haven’t been wired for.

Version 2 of Elvanto

Hi GC Church family,

Welcome to the new and updated version of elvanto. I'm just attaching a couple resources to help you transition to the new interface.

The first link is a video that goes into detail on most aspects of the new version.

https://vimeo.com/131487812

The second is a written guide that will help you transition over to the new version.

https://help.elvanto.com/version-2-migration-guide/

Both are extremely helpful and if you're experienceing trouble, touch base with your local team leader/s. Also remember that not all people will be able to see all aspects of elvanto.

Bless you church as we continue connecting our community to Christ.

The elvanto guy!

Welcome New Volunteers and Parents

Hey church,

We'd love to welcome you online to elvanto! This is the elvanto guy here ready to help you get your head around this program. First things first though...by now you would have sorted out your username and password by clicking on the link, please make sure you treat it the same you would any other online password. Keep it safe and 'strong'! If you forget it, please email me on elvanto@generocitychurch.com and I'd be more than happy to reset it for you.

Moving right along...You'll notice that you can now view a roster for the service that you attend if you are a new volunteer and a few other tabs. If you are signed up as a parent so you can check your kids into GC kids then there won't be a whole stack of things to explore on elvanto, but it will help speed up the check in process and we can provide a much more user-friendly service for you. For volunteers, as you start to become a volunteer who begins serving in different capacities, you'll start to see your name appearing on rosters. When that becomes the case, you'll have to submit your un-availabilities by clicking on the tab at the top. This will help your team leader make sure you get assigned to serve at times when you're at church. You can submit at any time and months ahead if you know away dates. Remember talk to your Department Leader if you have questions.

As we continue to grow and develop our elvanto church management system, you can expect in the coming days and weeks that the leaders of the different departments will get in contact with you to start giving you more information about their respective ministries. From there you will see your leaders using elvanto to roster you and keep you in the loop regarding your department.

I hope this has provided some insight for you and again don't hesitate to talk to your leaders or email me. There is a YouTube video link you can click on that will help show you through elvanto

See you in church!

The elvanto guy!

WELCOME :)

 

Hey there! 

Looks like you made it to the log in page of elvanto - great to see you!

Make sure you bookmark or add this page to your 'Favourites' in your web browser  so you can find it quickly when you need to.

elvanto is also viewable as a mobile site on your phone - so you can view all your serving rosters, resources and church calendars on the run!

Be sure to get in touch with your team leader if you have anything you need to discuss.

For more general church info, visit our place on the web here. If you're having trouble logging in email elvanto@generocitychurch.com

Bless you!

 

Generocity Church
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