Monday 25 April 2016

#AtoZChallenge: Unity

Just as there needs to be unity in the body of Christ, there needs to be unity in the worship team. It’s a no-brainer. I mentioned in Listen that you need to listen to everyone and that in listening to each other, there is unity. And yet, unity is definitely not one of the first things that comes to mind when you think about worship and worship leading.

The truth is, even if you have the best musicians in the world on stage, if they don’t play together and listen to each other, you may very well have the worst band in the world. You could also have a bunch of moderate musicians who don’t always get the fancy guitar riffs right and can’t do that solo thing on the keys or drums, but because they don’t have the need to out-shine each other and they play to support each other’s strengths and shore up each other’s weaknesses, they sound really, really good as a band.

That’s what you should be looking for. You’re looking for a team to work with because you know that thing about you being the worship leader? You’ll find it pretty hard to lead worship all by yourself. Your team needs to lead with you, alongside you.

And this need for unity extends far beyond just music and musicality. You need to support each other spiritually too. You need to be accountable to each other and accountable for each other. Who else understands your temptations just as clearly? Who else is lured by the same craving for fame and recognition? Who else knows the struggles you face?

Pray for each other. Support each other. Hang out together. Jam together. Become friends and partners in this journey of life. The best way to learn how to play together is to play together. The more familiar you are with each other’s styles and quirks, the better you are able to predict what the other will do during worship. This unity is where the magic starts.


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About the book:

Jane Hays has been told all her life that it’s dangerous to be out in the forest past sundown. At fifteen, she’s quite sure that it’s all old wives’ tales... yet, why does her village bar the gates every night? Why do they even have gates? When she is caught in an unexpected rainstorm on her way home, Jane ignores all the warnings and seeks shelter in a cottage in the middle of the forest. Soon, she is caught up in a world of magic and beauty – and in the storm of the Fairy Queen’s wrath.

The Fairy Queen is out for blood. There have been intruders – human intruders – in her domain and she will stop at nothing to find them and kill them. After all, it is only fair. She is only seeking retribution for the death that humans leave in their wake.

But Jane isn’t all that she seems to be. And the events of the night aren’t as innocent as they appear.

A tale of magic, fairy creatures and family, Coexist is a novella for the young and the young-at-heart.

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  1. Unity is an excellent U word:)
    Wishing you much success with Coexist.