Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Reverb is Back (God-Willing)

At last Saturday's All-Team Meeting, I got some encouraging news: Almost everyone that attended that meeting read the Reverb posts I used to put on this blog!

I realized immediately that I have been missing opportunities to serve and lead the team by letting the recent changes in my work responsibilities squeeze out writing a weekly review of our Sunday meetings.

But no longer!

God-willing, and as far as I'm able, Reverb is back.

In order to limit the writing time required, I will likely hit only the high points, the main learning experiences, and I will not necessarily comment on all the four main areas of service. Just remember that silence is approval, so if your area doesn't get mentioned, you must have done a great job.

Thoughts From Sunday

First, I wanted to thank Ed for the way he specifically checked Planning Center ahead on Saturday night, so that he would know what to expect on Sunday morning. Rather than attempting to absorb everything on Sunday morning, he looked at the service plan ahead of time to get mentally ready for the next day.

I know he's not the only one to do this, but I encourage everyone to take advantage of that feature of Planning Center. To see the plan, find your reminder email and click on the big blue button that says "View This Service." On that web page, you can see what is going to happen the next day even before it arrives. Note: You will need to log in, so if you've forgotten your password, contact Jenn and she can reset it for you.

Second, I want to remind everyone to do everything necessary to stay sharp through the end of the second service. I've started to notice that the first service actually goes better than the second, which really is backwards from the way it should be.

I'm not sure if the culprit is a level of "comfort" that deceives us into thinking we know what we're doing, that we've heard this all once before, or simply a lack of Mountain Dew. In any case, we all, and I include myself in this, need to be ready to push hard all the way through the end.

God isn't finished working in the church when the second sermon begins, and we shouldn't be finished either.

What did you notice that could have been better from this last Sunday?


Unknown said...

Dave, there should never be a lack of Mountain Dew on the sound team :)

Dave Wilcox said...


Lack of Mountain Dew = Failure of Leadership

Matt Chung said...

Maybe having Mountain Dew on tap next to the sound booth would be a good economic solution to the second service syndrome. Or a form of negative reinforcement through incremental monetary penalties could be a viable alternative.

Steve Stefany said...

I laughed when I read about Mountain Dew. It's 4:46am and I'm at work drinking MD as I have for the past 10 years - it's my coffee.

Unknown said...

With your comment on Ed checking Planning Center for the details of the Sunday service, it brought me to check to see what you've included online. Thanks for uploading the stage diagram and inputs. I've always wanted to know what to expect in setup - I didn't know until now that that stuff was on Planning Center!

Dave Wilcox said...

Brian, you should be able to see a rough draft of the setup paperwork in planning center about 10 days out. They aren't "final" until the Friday before, and they aren't really final until they are printed. However, between the uploaded documents and the list of band members, you should be able to get a good picture of what the weekend will hold.