Mull Over Mondays – Playing with a Junior Worship Team

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Mull Over Mondays

Yesterday was Sunday – typically the busiest day for any WorshipDrummer. I was playing at my church with a junior worship team, which consisted of a mix of children ranging from 7-12yrs old. I knew coming into this that it would be very different than playing with adults or top-notch musicians.

Knowing that God is pleased with any worship that comes from a heart that is worshipping in spirit and in truth, to be honest, from a rhythmic/time-keeping perspective, I thought it was going to be a nightmare for me as a drummer.

As it turns out, it wasn’t that bad at all! Our bass player (12yrs old) is taking lessons and locked in his rhythm pattern with my kick. Our conga/percussion player (10yrs old) was so excited to be up there and play the shakers and congas that it reminded me that we should have fun in worship too.

After our practice I tweeted this message out to encourage you, my fellow WorshiDrummers:

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Then I got this response from @StaceKershaw:

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As you can see, a number of things can be going on in our drumming “space” and in our heads, especially on Sundays.

In these situations as worshipdrummers our challenge is to always remember these two fundamental things:

  1. Always strive to worship God in spirit and in truth – no matter the circumstance – Worship is about Him.
  2. Always put your heart before the beat – God doesn’t care how good you sound. He cares about your heart
How was your playing this weekend?