After driving 10 1/2 hours from Hawesville to Lynchburg on Sunday, Monday morning I rested and then went to Thomas Road BC for the Worship Leader pre-conference. Those Music Leaders who had purchased RedTie music from TRBC in the past received an invite to this special pre-conference.
There were about 30 folks who attended. Upon registering, they had prepared these gift bags for us…
- Charles’ latest CD “Never Forsaken“
- TRBC’s first “Worship” CD
- Liberty University t-shirt and ink pen
- TRBC “Not I, But Christ” car decal
- “1,000 Days” book by Jonathan Fallwell
- “Whatever Happened to Worship” by A.Z. Tozer
- Encouragement notecards written in by the TRBC choir members
In the first of two roundtable workshops, we talked about these things (led by Charles Billingsley and Scott Bullman):
- When you are discouraged, it means you need a clarity of vision.
- Use the “7th Mentioning” when working with your Pastor (by mentioning a need/issue 7 times to your Pastor, it eventually becomes their idea and they move with it).
- Stop worrying about receiving credit…just get the job done.
- Book reference – John Maxwell’s Daily Reading
- Great leaders make decisions based on vision or fear.
- If you set your Pastor up to succeed, you will succeed.
- Remember your Pastor’s good days, not his bad.
- Called the music minister the #2 guy…
- Execute plan and vision – help formulate it by showing: loyalty, humility, confidentiality, consistency, honesty, security, creativity, sensitivity, diplomacy.
- You’re #1 in your department, but #2 in the church
- See the importance of big & small tasks
- Professional significance is separate from personal significance
- motivation to succeed must come from within
- The #2 guy will S.E.E. (Support, Empower, Equip)
- Change often requires us to reassess and retool
- Building a proper team is more about “who” and then “what”
- Get people on our team who’s strengths compliment our weaknesses
- Get the right people in the right “seats on the bus”
- Getting the right team means less time managing
- Wrong team = irrelevant vision
- focus on biggest opportunities, not problems
- put a high value on team work
- A/V guys should be “service-minded”
Part two and the rest of the conference summary coming soon!