If there is one question I have heard over (and over…) from church musicians it is this: “How can I work together better with my pastor?” Well you’ve come to the right place, because today, Margaret Marcuson gives you an answer as she unpacks one of her 111 Tips to Survive Music Ministry.
What kind of connection do you have with your pastor? Every pastor and every church musician can tell stories about terrific–and challenging–relationships. Here are some suggestions for musicians of ways to work on your side of it:
First of all, be interested in the pastor as a human being. Even if your job is part-time and you have a hundred other commitments, don’t simply rush in and out. Slow down when you see the pastor in passing and ask a question. Find out what the pastor is interested in personally and professionally. You’re not doing it simply because it’s a nice thing to do, although it is. When the pastor knows you are interested, your relationship will grow. If your relationship with the pastor is better, your job will…
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