Our Team Culture
The team culture is just as, if not more, important than the technical quality of the team. We hold a high priority over creating and guarding the proper culture. Culture is defined by the Merriam Webster Dictionary as “the set of shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices that characterizes an institution or organization”. While we embrace uniqueness, there are certain aspects we must require in order to be unified.
WE ARE ENCOURAGERS AND HOPE-BRINGERS (PEOPLE ARE OUR PASSION)
One of the most valuable things we can bring each other and the congregation is encouragement and hope. We should always be striving to point out successes and positive things about other team members and should always be a beacon of hope for the congregation. People’s lives are full of criticism, be it from the self or the world around us. At Lighthouse, we want people to find hope Jesus when they enter our doors. We like to live by the motto, “if you think something good, say it.” Let’s be a place of encouragement and hope.
“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” – Hebrews 10:23-25
“For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light.” – Ephesians 5:8
WE ARE WORSHIPPERS ON AND OFF THE STAGE (JESUS IS OUR MESSAGE)
Jesus is the reason why we lead worship. His good news message is what drives us. Therefore, we are called not just to lead on stage but to also lead in the seats and in our homes. We need to consistently examine our hearts as to why we’re on stage. If we’re not worshiping off the stage, that is a sign that there is likely something wrong with our motivations on the stage. True worship comes from an overflow of an ongoing relationship and dependence on God. If we’re only worshiping on stage, we are performing out of our own strength. Our motivations will never be perfect, but we must always be checking to make sure they are in the right direction.
“Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.” – John 15:4-5
WE PURSUE EXCELLENCE IN OUR GIFTS (GROWTH IS OUR GOAL)
We want to be a team that is always growing in our skills and in our relationship with Jesus. Stagnation is a quick way to boredom and a lack of passion, but excellence is powerful and inspirational. If we are doing this for God, we should never be satisfied with the status quo. There are always ways we can grow. We are also open to receiving constructive feedback because it shows us ways that we can improve. God has given us unique gifts in order to glorify Him. The pursuit of growth shows a demonstrates respect to God and to the team.
“…whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”– 1 Corinthians 10:31
WE HAVE FUN TOGETHER (CONTRIBUTING IS OUR PRIVILEGE)
Worship should be fun. Our desire is to see the team leaving a weekend transformed and feeling inspired and excited for what’s next. This is the responsibility of the whole team. Each of us must be conscious of how our demeanor and words affect the team. While we should never have fun at the expense of reverence to God or what we are doing on that stage, but it should also not be an overly weighty endeavor. Some weeks will be more challenging than others. Authenticity means sharing struggles as well. We should be willing to share challenges with the leaders or fellow team members and seek encouragement and prayer. However, as we pursue the hope found in Jesus, we should also seek to posture our hearts in positivity as much as possible. Joke around. Have fun together.
“That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil – this is the gift of God.”– Ecclesiastes 3:13