In the week leading up to a service, he equips his team for this rehearsal by providing them with the schedule, an informative video, and click-tracks. His video includes a production overview, including service details, transitional moments, and anything else relevant to that service. Blye uses both Planning Center Online and Loop Community as preparation tools. PCO allows him to communicate easily with his team, schedule them in advance, and upload charts for them to review. Loop Community conveniently gives everyone who is scheduled access to that week’s click-tracks. Having a prepared worship team allows them to be effective leaders “pointing others toward the main event – Jesus Christ.”
Travis believes a primary duty of a worship pastor is to be a pastor to his people. He has two team members, and both team members are responsible for regularly reaching out to certain people. His goal is that everyone on his team receives “three touches every month.” This allows him and his coworkers to be more aware of the spiritual needs within the ministry and become better prayer partners for each person. Following their rehearsal on Saturdays, Travis leads his team through a 10-15-minute devotional. Currently, his team is focusing on pursuing holiness and centering their lives around the gospel.
Travis is excited to be attending ReFOCUS 2022 in Pensacola, Florida.He believes “the whole idea of ReFOCUS is good for every team.” He will have digital access to all four sessions after the event. Using these digital sessions, he plans to host a local worship retreat tailored to the needs of their worship ministry. Travis is excited to see what God has in store for him and his team at ReFOCUS 2022.