Author(s): Greg Cooper
You are a music director. Maybe you are paid a few days a week; probably you are doing this for the love. Either way, it’s a huge job. And it’s an important job – one which requires you to have your head around both the contentious theology of worship music, and the musical and relational challenges of building a team of creative people.
This book is about helping you sharpen your theology, define your role and vision, and build your team … at the same time as dealing with the day to day reality of music ministry – wrangling with flakey guitarists, practising hostage negotiation with the sound guys, and responding to 40 page complaint emails with grace.
Chapter One: The worship drama
Chapter Two: Saved worship is not saving worship
Biblical words for worship
Chapter Three: What kind of music does God like?
Chapter Four: What is the role of the Music Director?
Chapter Five: What should a music team culture look like?
Chapter Six: Is music ministry really about music?
Chapter Seven: Team building
The five dot-points of good feedback
Chapter Eight: Auditions and skill levels
Chapter Nine: Emotional manipulation
Chapter Ten: The lessons of history