4 Responses

  1. Rebecca Jensen
    Rebecca Jensen November 3, 2014 at 8:43 pm |

    I, too, have many years leading a choir, and am still learning. Eight years ago, to raise money for new robes, our choir decided to put on a Victorian High Tea. It felt funny to not be in charge but choir members quickly took on their areas of expertise and I wasn’t needed! The tea was a great success but even more, it brought choir members closer together. I learned a lesson there!

    1. Vern Sanders
      Vern Sanders November 4, 2014 at 1:11 pm |

      Thanks for sharing Rebecca. Being a leader often means we think we can (and need to) do everything. As my friend Hugh Ballou frequently reminds me, delegating is a very good thing. Learning when to stay out of the way is also important.

  2. Kenneth Wold
    Kenneth Wold November 6, 2014 at 11:05 pm |

    Our choir each week shares prayer needs and then we take time before we dismiss to pray for these needs. Many ask how the circumstance turned out. There is clear involvement in each others’ lives and needs. We have also given assistance to someone needing help for some practical need. These are valuable ways to build community.

    1. Vern Sanders
      Vern Sanders November 7, 2014 at 1:34 pm |

      Thanks for the post Kenneth. I completely agree that your examples are valuable ways to build community.