You might be a slacker if…
- You spend more time searching your computer files for a previously but not recently used worship service order than it would have taken you to actually prepare a new one.
- Your song sets are determined exclusively by perusing CCLI’s Top Twenty-Five, Worship Leader’s Set Lists, What’s Hot on Praise Charts, or the Hymnal.
- You aren’t willing to communicate in a new language of chord charts or choir parts even when the culture of your congregation calls for it.
- You spend Monday through Thursday contemplating your creativity and then have to scramble on Friday morning to actually harness that creativity into a worship service plan for Sunday.
- You are constantly looking for shortcuts by imitating instead of creating and therefore your songs often sound just like those of the original artist.
- You aren’t a learner but instead the learned that no longer needs to attend conferences, read books, take additional lessons, or dialogue with other worship leaders.
- You aren’t investing in the lives and ministries of younger leaders and training those who will come behind you just in case their gifts might surpass your own.
“So much attention is paid to the aggressive sins, such as violence and cruelty and greed with all their tragic effects, that too little attention is paid to the passive sins, such as apathy and laziness, which in the long run can have a more devastating effect.” Eleanor Roosevelt
“People don’t work hard because in their conceit, they imagine they’ll succeed without ever making an effort. Most people believe that they’ll wake up some day and find themselves successful. Actually, they’ve got it half right, because eventually they do wake up.” Thomas Edison