Team Development: “What’s My Motivation?”
Technical ministry is a great venue for people of a certain skillset or 'wiring' to connect at your church. So often, though, tech teams can indirectly adopt a clique mentality.
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Finding the WHY
Everybody wants to be part of something bigger.
Technical ministry is a great venue for people of a certain skillset or “wiring” to connect at your church. So often, though, tech teams can indirectly adopt a clique mentality and isolate potential new members from getting connected, as well as limit the level of connection that current members experience.
We must remember that we’re called to be a part of this team, first, for the benefit of the Gospel.
As church technical leaders, when our team members lose focus of the WHY, then we have an uphill battle in motivating them for excellence and growing the team beyond its current capacity.
In Hollywood, when an actor is about to shoot a scene, they have to ask themselves “OK, what’s my motivation for this scene?” If they’re properly motivated, they can reach beyond themselves to truly embrace the part they are playing, which will better connect with the audience and tell the story.
How incredible is it, that in technical ministry, we get to tell the most incredible and important story there is to tell – every weekend! Keeping your team motivated for this purpose could be the catalyst for God to do amazing things in the life of your team and your church.
Does your team know that when they press that button, or push that fader, they are a conduit for the Gospel to they eyes and ears of the congregation? I often tell church audio engineers that their ears are the most important in the room – people experience Jesus, depending on how well (or poorly) you do your job.
Sarcastically, but not really, “Don’t screw up, it’s just people’s eternity at stake!” This terrifies some volunteers, but it also empowers and motivates some for next level service.
It’s important to remember that each tech position during the weekend is a point of stewardship and our job as tech directors is to motivate our team, so they realize this stewardship for the ultimate benefit of the Gospel.
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