By Cheri Walters
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Inevitably the associates would look at one another in bewilderment, not sure if they had committed the crime or if one of their peers was the guilty party. ” I’m not sure if the senior pastor thought he was being kinder, but his indirect method only caused confusion and insecurity. Instead of changing or growing, the staff found themselves wondering who all these anonymous tipsters were. I guess the moral of the story, if there is one, is to glean from criticism, constructive or otherwise, what there is to glean and try to let the rest go.
Bill, who sang on the Tree our ﬁrst two Christmas seasons, 54 Get a Giant Hat Rack! told me recently that singing in the Tree choir had literally changed his life. ” At the same time a good friend of Bill’s gave his heart to the Lord and told Bill about the peace he felt. Bill didn’t join our church, but he did commit his life to the Lord and became deeply involved in a Bible-believing church. Another woman who was already involved in a mainline church visited our Sunday morning service because of her participation in the Living Christmas Tree.
I - ‘III, on the other hand, you usually avoid conﬂict at any cost, V you ll need all the power of the Holy Spirit available to you. Go forth boldly, address the problem head on—but in love, not anger or hurt. ” —Marshall Shelley One of the touchiest situations I’ve had to deal with so far involved a confrontation with a senior pastor’s daughter. Word came to me third- and fourth-hand that several of my sopranos were going to quit because they were tired of being the butt of jokes and sarcastic remarks by other section members.
Advice to the Minister of Music: Get a Giant Hat Rack by Cheri Walters