Praise and Worship Team Member Form
I hate the idea of "contracts" that some leaders feel they should hand out to the team. I don't know
if they think it will turn on a magic switch of commitment or what and I also wonder how many times the
leader has pulled the contract out whenever somebody on the team transgressed. I bet hardly ever. Also,
to me if a leader feels the need to hand out such contracts then I think he doesn't feel too confident in
what he is going to offer as a leader and in the way of vision for the team and he feels the need to guilt-trip
people into staying if the going starts to get rough. I believe it is as simple as if the leader is enthusiastic
and prepared enough and the team member is enthusiastic and prepared enough, then everything will be fine. If one
or both is not happening, it is not going to be a good situation no matter what. Then, it is time for a face-to-face
discussion. A piece of paper just ain't gonna work!
With that said, I do think team member forms are a very good way to get alot of information right from the start.
This form should be strictly informational and not have any wording such as "Will you commit to..." or "Do you promise...".
This is a waste of time. Either the person is committed or they are not. If they do go back on their "commitment",
its not like you can sue them. Again, any matters of discipline or commitment should be handled when they arise.
Information about them can be invaluable, though. You can have on file contact info like their phone numbers and
email address. You can also get a feel of what musical skills they have as well as their goals. From such a form you
can also evaluate whether they should be on the team at this point or to what extent they should be on the team. You may find
somebody that needs alot of help and attention and you may find somebody who has enough ability to be able to fill your shoes
should you have to be out or if you need the help in general.
Below you will find a link to a form that I developed and it is available for your use. It only has one spiritual question on
it and that one is a biggie to me. Otherwise, it is designed to secure contact information and to get a good feel of the person's
musical ability and influences. You may want to add or subtract some
things from it, but I think it will serve as a good overall member form.
Praise and Worship Team Member Information Form