By Kenny Lamm
I meet 2-3 times a week with many of our worship leaders online in small groups. I am amazed at the creative ways they are connecting with their people. Some of the things I am hearing are:
- Leaders having Zoom conferences with their teams every week to catch up and disciple them.
- Some are having Facebook Live worship times just singing around the piano or guitar virtually.
- They are doing YouVersion devotionals as a group with the opportunity to comment and exhort one another on a daily basis.
- Leaders are posting weekly or daily devotionals for their team via video or other media.
- Many have set up private Facebook pages to encourage sharing among their teams.
- Group texts with daily contact is huge—sharing devotional thoughts and encouragement.
- I hear leaders speak of a commitment to pray for each team member individually on a regular basis and letting them know you are praying for them.
- Leaders are sending out new music and encouraging their musicians to learn the music during these days of isolation.
- Many are creating virtual choir or band experiences to share (I’ve created a how to tutorial on my blog for virtual team experiences).
- Many are going old school and just picking up the phone and calling their team members.
The list goes on and on of creative ways worship leaders are discipling and caring for their flocks—I’ve been so impressed with our worship leaders and their passion and desire to be effective during these difficult days.