Don’t Quit Your Day Job

On October 24, 2011 by Eddie

Whenever I go to a party or a gathering of people I don’t know, I’m always wary of the first question people ask. “So what do you do?” Everybody asks it, so I thought I’d explain a little bit of that here.

I have the privilege of working on staff at North Point Community Church. I think it’s one of the best places to work in the country, and I know a lot of people that would back me up on that. I joined the staff in 2008 as the Music Director for our Alpharetta Campus. It’s an awesome job, and I absolutely love it. Basically, I am responsible for everything that happens musically on a Sunday morning in our main service. I also serve as a part of a larger team called the Service Programming Division (SPD), and together with our Production Director, Guest Services Director, Producers, and our SPD Director, we get to help shape the overall flow of the Sunday morning worship service.

Every week I get to be a part of putting together an incredible team of musicians and leading our congregation through musical expressions of worship. It’s a pretty amazing and daunting task. Thankfully I work with some incredibly talented people.

Now, when I first took the job here at North Point, I thought the job title needed to change to “Worship Director” or something at least with the word “Worship” in it, but the more I’ve worked at this church the more I’ve come to see the value in being a “music” director. It helps me remember that Music isn’t synonymous with worship, and worship isn’t exclusively music. Everything we do on a Sunday is worship, from our parking team to our electric guitar players, we’re all a part of worship. I’m really grateful to work with a group of people that all have different gifts and talents, and together we get to put a “worship service” in motion. Music is important, but it’s not the only thing that is important.

Overall, I love working for a local church. I love being plugged into a place that feels like family. I love that I see people every day who know me and know my family, and who aren’t afraid to call me out on the areas in my life I need to grow. I love working on worship sets and service flows, but I also love working on spreadsheets and surveys. I’m a nerd at heart, and I’m thankful for a place to be able to exercise my nerd-ness. This church has been a huge part of my life, and I hope it continues to be for a long time.

2 Responses to “Don’t Quit Your Day Job”

  • I loved reading this.it should encourage all of us who work any job rather its in a church or out in the world.its definetly a team effort.Worship is more than a song.in my church (Blueridge Community Church, Forest Va) Iam a usher for 2 services.I love greeting people when they come in and helping them find a seat.who knows what impact you can make with just a hand shake, a smile, or a friendly “good morning”.

  • Great stuff Eddie. And after being on staff at NP I agree it is one of the best plies to work in the world! I miss you all. From costa rica. Julio

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