Tech Leaders: Easter Appreciation
Posted on Apr 7, 2022 4:48:50 PM
For Church Techs, Easter and Christmas are two of the busiest seasons all year. There is a massive amount of effort behind the scenes with extra rehearsals, more services, and preparing overflow spaces to accommodate larger-than-normal crowds. As tech leaders, it can be easy to focus on the physical needs in front of us; however, it’s important that we also remember our most critical asset - our Team.
As you prep for services, remember to recognize the effort of the other team members as well. Here are a few ideas that can help maintain a positive environment throughout a busy season.
- Thank You Notes. I cannot stress enough how meaningful a handwritten note can be to someone. Simply writing “I just wanted you to know how much I appreciate the extra effort you’ve put into helping the last few weeks. I’m glad to serve with you on the team.” As an added benefit, this can be completely free if your church already has any sort of Thank You note stationery you can use.
- Drinks and Snacks. As you schedule team members to help with extra rehearsals or services, ask them to send you a quick list of drinks and snacks that they like. Then have a few specific items set out for team members when they arrive - even if you simply write someone’s name on a Post-It with a bag of their favorite chips and a drink. By taking the time to ask in advance, pick up specific items and have them set out for your team, you are demonstrating that you think about these individuals throughout the week - not just during service. This communicates “You’re Important” to people. And who doesn’t love snacks?
- Recognition. Whenever you gather all together as a team to meet - maybe before rehearsal begins or between services - find a reason to recognize an individual in front of the group. Give someone a quick shoutout like “I just wanted to recognize John today. In addition to his professional career and his role as a husband and a father, he also makes time prep for service by showing up early and getting everything turned on. You’re a blessing to this team, and I love getting to see you each week.”
- Thank the Family. Whenever you see a team member’s spouse or family, tell them Thank You for letting them serve. Serving takes time away from being with their family - that’s significant. Letting the family know how appreciative you are as a leader to have their spouse on the team goes a long way.
Find ways to get creative. What would be truly valuable to you? What would you enjoy hearing or receiving from the leaders in your life? I guarantee you this - you cannot love or appreciate your team too much. In the days leading up to Easter or in the weeks following, anything you can do to show your team how much you appreciate them will make an impact.
Know that the team at MediaMerge is praying for you, your team, and your church. We love getting to see how God uses His people to change the world. And we are grateful that we are able to partner with you to help impact His Kingdom in your community.
As you upload pics of services and your team serving this Easter, be sure to tag @MediaMerge so that we can celebrate with you!