The Three D’s
Disciple, develop, duplicate is Martin’s mantra. “If you don’t know who Jesus is, being on the worship team will make for a very strange situation.” Martin believes each member of a worship team should first and foremost be a disciple of Jesus Christ. Secondarily, he believes every team member should have the opportunity to develop and refine their skills both as a musician and a disciple. Lastly, discipleship and development ultimately lead his team members to duplicate these same principles to others on the team and in the congregation.
“It is important for me to know how each person is doing spiritually.” Martin’s position is to be a pastor to the worship team, therefore he wants to be intentionally involved in each team member’s life as time allows. Martin is assertive in reaching out on a regular basis asking questions such as:
- How are you enjoying the current teaching series?
- Are you enjoying your life group?
- How is serving in your other ministry area going?
- How is your personal time with the Lord going?
- How can I be praying for you?
Martin says, “almost everyone receives these questions well because it shows them I care.” He is sure to establish before they begin serving on the worship team that he will be checking in on them from time to time. This allows for an open dialogue from the beginning for team members to express concerns, celebrate praises, and build unity. “Taking the time to disciple individuals provides the most return,” says Martin.