There's always a bit of budget envy between worship ministries. You see a church that's bigger than yours with a bigger budget whose able to have things that you wish you could have. And you think, "If only I had more money, I'd be able to do what they do." But, there are actually some advantage to having a limited budget. These 3 things are things that you can lean into and cultivate in your worship ministry.
Here are 3 ways having a limited budget is helpful in worship ministry:
1 | It causes you to focus on the fundamentals
Gear can quickly become a distraction. It's easy to use it as a band-aid to cover up an existing problem. Don't like the guitar tone you're getting? Buy a new amp and some pedals. Don't like the way your voice sounds? Buy a new soundboard and throw some eq and reverb on it. Most of the time the problems you face in worship ministry can be solved without spending much money. The more you focus on the fundamentals of music, the better you'll sound!
2 | It fosters creativity
Church's with limited budgets have to get creative. Everyone knows what the expensive solution to their problem is but it takes a bit more work to find a less-expensive answer. This helps you work out your creative muscle. And that process of working your creative muscle has benefits in other areas of your ministry. It makes you a problem solver instead of a product purchaser!
3 | It makes you include other people
When you can't buy a solution to your problems, you quickly realize that you can't do this on your own! You need other people. You need their ideas. You need their help. And that's what the church is all about - working together to accomplish God's plans. Before you make your next decision, get someone else's opinion. Not because you can't figure it out on your own but because THEY might have a better solution.
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