Church Activities Labor

BEHIND THE SCENES

For a long time, I just went to church. I didn’t want to be too involved because being out front is pretty scary. I don’t know a lot of scripture or a lot about theology, so I felt I was pretty limited on what I could do. Then a friend asked me what area I serve in at church. I sheepishly told him nowhere. He was astonished. We talked a bit about me, my personality, and what sorts of things I like to do. Then, he said the sound team was looking for more help. He said they’d train me and I would get all the help I needed. It sounded pretty interesting, so I talked with the team leader. I absolutely love helping with sound. I love that I’m in the background, making sure the worship team sounds great and the pastor can be heard well. I love that I’m able to do this without anyone knowing I’m even there. That is, unless something happens like a mic cuts out or there’s some feedback. For me, serving as a sound guy is like what Jesus said in Matthew 6:1-4: “Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.”

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