HANDLING OFFENSIVE REBUKES
Dear fellow church musicians, can we cease fire with verbal blasting on Rev. Dr. David Antwi… Can we show him our love and respect.
He was trying to correct an attitude, but ended up offending us.. But, hey! No disrespect.
MISUNDERSTOOD BUT RESPECTFUL MUSICIANS.
I know we feel misunderstood and disrespected by our dear Pastor, and I’m sure Rev. Dr. Antwi feels the same too… He will feel misunderstood. It happens in life. But truth is we are very respected.
if respect is what we expected from the Pastor’s remarks on us, then lets show we’ve got it irrespective of how he said what he said.
Lets stop the insults, and verbal attack his worth.
It’s painful to be misunderstood…but don’t loose your respect in the process.
1. You earn respect when you also give it.
2. But you loss your respect when you withhold it from one who deserves it.
3. Respect begets respect. Honour breeds honour.
THEOLOGY IS NOT AN ISSUE HERE
If you are worried that this is matter of wrong theology that spites musicians, i say to you relax. It’s not. He’s a learned senior pastor. His theology is sound. Listen to the full video.
But this statement on musicians remuneration, I think is a matter of church administration style and church volunteer management system. These things or perspectives vary from one church to another or one pastor to another. The conviction about which system is right.. Paying musicians of not paying will depend on what has worked with any particular ministry under discussion.
WE WILL BETTER OUR SERVICES IN OUR CHURCHES
This I say to all musicians:
Lets go serve deeper, better and higher.
This will not stop you from going to church or playing in church. And this will not stop any pastor from preaching about commitment and sacrifice. It bigger than you and I.
We cannot stop each other when our target assignments is the same. The pastor and the musician are both God’s significant tools in advancing His kingdom.
Our persuasions may differ but our faith and convictions are one and of the same.
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