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Correcting the church's musicians misconduct
« on: June 20, 2011, 10:41:03 PM »
                                                 Correcting the Church Musicians Misconduct.

ďBrethren if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself lest thou also be temptedĒ Gals 6:1

What should be done when Church musicians appear to be unmanageable? How best do we correct an unruly behaviour? What should not be done in correcting an undesirable conduct?
Godís standard has not and will not change in respect to what He has spoken about sin, sinners and their restoration. The immoral brother must be put away. 1 Cor 5:11. The musician that has chosen to live a life of fornication must be put out. It is so sad to see Churches that condone such individuals because of their musical abilities, just because they donít want to lose them.
Inasmuch as the Church must have and maintain a zero tolerance to sin and sinners, handling such matters needs a high level of spiritual maturity. 
There was a situation in which a Church disbanded its praise and worship because it heard that a member of the team got involved with a lady and resulted into pregnancy. Why should the whole praise team be affected because of the sin of one individual? Handling musiciansí misconduct is very vital in returning and instilling sanctity to the music ministry but a failure in approach can be more devastating than the misconduct that was being corrected.
The restoration of a sinning musician needs to be handled with some sense of love that looks beyond the personís immediate condition, not the love that approves of the musiciansí frailty but leads him/her to the word of God that convicts for restoration.
If the matter is not handled in love, it would result to the Church loosing an individual that needs to be corrected and shown the right path.
Sometimes the offence could be so grievous, yet, at one point or the other in our lives we received and enjoyed the mercy of God. No sin could be too big to be forgiven neither can there be any one who can claim a high level of perfection in their work of faith. But God always brings us back to Himself. Blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy. Someone needs some love to bring them back home. The prodigalís sonís acceptance was as a result of love that transcended whatsoever he did.

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Re: Correcting the church's musicians misconduct
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2011, 06:12:51 AM »
                                                 Correcting the Church Musicians Misconduct.

ďBrethren if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself lest thou also be temptedĒ Gals 6:1

What should be done when Church musicians appear to be unmanageable? How best do we correct an unruly behaviour? What should not be done in correcting an undesirable conduct?
Godís standard has not and will not change in respect to what He has spoken about sin, sinners and their restoration. The immoral brother must be put away. 1 Cor 5:11. The musician that has chosen to live a life of fornication must be put out. It is so sad to see Churches that condone such individuals because of their musical abilities, just because they donít want to lose them.
Inasmuch as the Church must have and maintain a zero tolerance to sin and sinners, handling such matters needs a high level of spiritual maturity. 
There was a situation in which a Church disbanded its praise and worship because it heard that a member of the team got involved with a lady and resulted into pregnancy. Why should the whole praise team be affected because of the sin of one individual? Handling musiciansí misconduct is very vital in returning and instilling sanctity to the music ministry but a failure in approach can be more devastating than the misconduct that was being corrected.
The restoration of a sinning musician needs to be handled with some sense of love that looks beyond the personís immediate condition, not the love that approves of the musiciansí frailty but leads him/her to the word of God that convicts for restoration.
If the matter is not handled in love, it would result to the Church loosing an individual that needs to be corrected and shown the right path.
Sometimes the offence could be so grievous, yet, at one point or the other in our lives we received and enjoyed the mercy of God. No sin could be too big to be forgiven neither can there be any one who can claim a high level of perfection in their work of faith. But God always brings us back to Himself. Blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy. Someone needs some love to bring them back home. The prodigalís sonís acceptance was as a result of love that transcended whatsoever he did.



I can't clearly get your side of this story, or the input you need on the subject. Can you show up a little bit.
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Re: Correcting the church's musicians misconduct
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2011, 07:35:28 AM »
Welcome Xela!!

pray,pray,pray-by our nature as people +musically-tough crowd to handle

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Re: Correcting the church's musicians misconduct
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2011, 08:00:05 AM »
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Re: Correcting the church's musicians misconduct
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2011, 08:35:23 PM »
@blessings, sorry for replying late. i was just trying to talk about way some inexperienced church leaders have handled erring music ministers which has resulted in furthering making the issue really bad.

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Re: Correcting the church's musicians misconduct
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2011, 08:51:47 AM »
I was confused too...  ?/?

I thought it was a question about how to correct musician...

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Re: Correcting the church's musicians misconduct
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2011, 02:50:39 PM »
Hi there,

There are many factors to consider here:

1) Is the musician born again/ saved or they are just paid to play;
2) Is the musician a member of the church;
3) Is the impregnated lady in the same church? born again? in the choir?
4) Is there a code of conduct for the choir?
5) Who is accountable for the choir [is the MoM / choir director given enough authority to decide on the direction of the choir or is it the pastor that decides]?
6) What is the history of the person like if they are born again [your history can count for you or against you]?


Those are the questions that come at the top of my head.
As the doc has said, every decision must be ushered by prayer- prayer does change things.

Finally, whatever decision is taken, the decision makers must have a clear objective in mind [e.g., 1) we want to counsel the brother/& sister and help them to know the Lord better and not make the same mistake again, and they must help us to make others aware;
2) we want to rid the choir of non-believers, we want the praise team to consist of people who are saved and who want to live pure, sanctified lives;
3) We want to make sure that such a thing does not happen again by taking such [a,b & c] specific, controllable, measurable and wise measures that will not cause anyone in the church to stumble... etc]

With people like you in the church, I believe you have enough of God's wisdom to assist the decision makers to handle the situation properly.

Remember, nothing should be done out of strife [eg, trying to show the musician that the church has more power], but rather, it should be to discipline him with love [Rev3:19-20- the Lord Jesus rebukes those that He loves.] Show him and the lady why it would be beneficial for them to take whatever disciplinary measures imposed on them, versus trying to kick them out, unless if they are people with "independent spirits"...
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