WHAT DOES AND DOESN’T HELP BUILD ATMOSPHERE
+ MOMENTUM IN A SERVICE
WE INTERVIEWED OUR SERVICE LEADERS AND ASKED THEM INDIVIDUALLY ABOUT WHAT THEY
THOUGHT HELPS BUILD AN ATMOSPHERE IN A SERVICE
(JUNIOR HIGH SERVICE LEADER)
What can I bring as a leader, to contribute to the overall atmosphere of the service?
We need to understand that every person here (at 5pm collective) is a leader. With that in mind, we all have the responsibility into contributing something that will build the atmosphere of the service. This can look like greeting people at the door, talking to that person who's sitting alone, or even shooting hoops with the boyz.
Nehemiah 3 talks about the rebuilding of Jerusalem’s walls and gates. The wall was rebuilt by a number of different families. If one family didn't build their part of the wall, then what the next family built next to them would be insignificant.
Everyone has a part to play, if you don't build your part, what the person is building next to you doesn't matter. We all work together as a team to build the one thing, no matter what your role is, do it with all your heart.
Summary - Take responsibility and ownership of the areas that you serve in.
(SUNDAY MORNING SERVICE LEADER)
How can we as leaders shift a challenging atmosphere in a service?
I believe that in a service there are physical atmospheres and spiritual atmospheres.
If its challenging, there’s usually an issue of some sort. Our job is to try and identify the issue/problem, then address it. In most cases it’ll be something that you need to add to the service or by removing something.
Now we have to get strategic in how we address the issue. If the service is feeling dull or not giving off the right vibes, add something in the might be fun and creative. Or if there’s something is distracting like a light flickering or an amp that keeps feeding back, try and identify what the cause is, and try and fix it.
In our services, we want to be carrying the Holy Spirit. Sometimes you can notice Him and then sometimes you can’t. We want the Holy Spirit in every one of our meetings.
There will be times where it is easy, and then other times where the enemy is coming against us. There’s two things that can break spiritual atmospheres, one is prayer and then the other is praise. When Jesus prayed, he broken things off people and changed the atmospheres. When He was honoured he had the ability to perform miracles.
It says in Proverbs 18 that the tongue has the power of life and death. Prophesying and declaring things to shift can be really effective way to shift atmospheres.
Summary - In difficult atmospheres, identify if its physical or spiritual,
address the issue by adding or removing something, or with prayer and praise.
(SENIOR HIGH SERVICE LEADER)
what is momentum and how do we build it?