The inspiration for this article comes from an Old Testament story. In this story there is a special building project undertaken by Solomon. The four stages explained in this article are exact same steps illustrated in this story. You will find that these four concepts will dramatically help you in your music ministry. You need to take this information and start creating an overwhelming positive worship experience in your church's worship service.
This is where we begin - One day as I was reading Bible I came across and amazing scripture. Solomon's temple was completed and priests were ministering and then God's glory filled temple. The awe and reverence caused everyone to stop and let God inhabit worship.
Looking back I realized that there was a lot of hard work and preparation that needed to happen. The nation Israel needed to come together and build temple. It all started with a vision from David. He desired to build a temple that was worthy for God. But, he could not because he shed too much blood in his lifetime. The torch was past on to his son Solomon.
Then I noticed that there was a distinct pattern regarding various stages of project. And pattern fits no matter what kind of building project you start. I want to show you how it applies to your music ministry.
The metaphor of building a house is appropriate in fact that it gives you a visual model to help understand how to build your music ministry. And you can apply this basic principle to make vast improvements in way you minister to people you serve.
With all this in mind let us look at four major steps toward building an awesome music ministry.
There are basically four major milestones whenever a building project is undertaken. These four milestones insure success of project. You can take these proven principles and apply them to your ministry.
Here are four major areas..
1) Have a Blueprint to guide your course.
You need to know and understand final outcome. You need to determine real purpose and goal for doing what you do. A blueprint will help guide and direct your path. The benefit of doing this is you will be able to predict outcome with a great deal of accuracy. You will have a roadmap and compass that will guide you though process. You will be able to make adjustments to way you are doing things now.
2) Build on a Solid Foundation
Obviously, a solid foundation is perhaps most important aspect of a building. As a Christian you must stand on a good foundation. You need a relationship with God that is built on truth. And you need to nurture that relationship. A Solid Foundation insures that you get off to a positive start. A weak foundation can only end up in ruin.