As a new year comes upon us, we often take this time to evaluate our past year and think of things we wish to change or improve upon in the coming year. There are four areas that I want to encourage each of you to consider along with me.
Being People of The Book
As worship leaders, being firmly grounded in the Word is of utmost importance. So often I find myself so busy that I don’t give as much time to reading the Bible as I really need to do. My wife and I have decided to follow a daily reading plan that will take us through the Bible completely in one year. I have chosen a chronological plan so that I can read God’s Word through the scope of history. There are many great plans that I will point to, but what is of most importance is finding something that works for you.
Here are a few websites with reading plans:
- YouVersion.com – has many different plans with great personalization. If you have a smart phone, it has a great app to assist you.
- OneYearBibleOnline.com – only one year and one year chronological plans, starting in any month.
- Blueletterbible.com – several great plans.
I believe in constantly improving my skills through continuing education–reading books, listening to seminars, attending conferences, etc. Do you have a plan to stay fresh in your ministry this year? If you haven’t taken advantage of one of our worship leader boot camps, that may be a place for you to consider. (more information here)