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Church Worship Band

I've been playing in my church junior high worship band for a couple months now! I'm not actually in junior high, but I still play at the junior high band for most of the services. The band leader, Jonny, is trying to encourage me to play at the high school band. I'm more nervous around the high school band because they're better at their instruments and most are older and (a lot) taller. Jonny actually scheduled me to play with the high school band a couple times, but I kept rescheduling myself and now he thinks I'm scared of him or something.


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The weirdo on the left is Jonny. The other guy is someone who I forget. He plays in the high school band though.

Jonny is amazing. I first heard of him when he gave his testimony at church. He stands out among the junior high ministry leaders because he's the only young guy on the ministry team. Everyone else belongs in the older age groups, people who have their own kids or are schoolteachers and have their college degrees. The junior highers, I think, relate to him more.
He's very outgoing and he made a lot of new people(including me) feel more comfortable with the church.  With the attitude many guys his age have, it's really cool to see him openly humble himself before Jesus in the form of musical worship.

Also, even though he's like 20, he might be the longest-serving junior high ministry leader. He's the only leader there almost every week(the other ones, even the adult ones come off-and-on). He's busy, but he makes leading worship at church a priority and NEVER skipped except for  a weekend or two when he was sick. (He was sick for longer than that, but he started coming again. I'm not sure if that's a good thing, as I wasn't feeling that good myself the week after that.) We went through a period of a couple months when we didn't have a youth pastor. Jonny was the only one there every week, so he found himself taking on a whole bunch of responsibilities he didn't sign up for. He never complained, not even about our failing musical equipment(no pastor means no one buys the equipment.)

He also stuck his finger in Rebecca(the drummer)'s water, wrote "Jonny Skywalker" on his ping pong ball, offered me a bite of his parfait(ew) and annoyed the newest vocalist by sticking pieces of blue painter's tape all over her.

So yeah, he's weird. I stalked him online and found his Youtube channel. Unfortunately, he has no good videos of him actually doing any singing.(rolls eyes) Cause he's a good singer!


Someone needs to record our band actually playing something...This is a random video. He raps in the end....if it can be classified as so. Jonny is the "zebra". Now you know what our church days are like..

This is a video I found on his Youtube channel....oh goodness gracious(puts head in hands.) The beginning is filmed on our old church campus, before we moved. Jonny doesn't actually go to Biola University right now.

So if there is a worship band at your church, I would encourage you to sign up for it! It's a lot of fun! And maybe you won't have  a leader like Jonny. ;)


Comments

  1. I used to sing for my worship band in Texas. Only for like two months before we stopped going to that church, but still. xD It wasn't very fun though because I was just an 8th grader and everyone else was like alot older than me and they were guys. It was sort of intimidating. I think now I'd have more fun. xD

    I wish my current church had a band, but we don't. We just have Jason and Nick who play the guitar and sing. But what makes our youth "band" cool is that almost every song we sing Nick wrote especially for our youth group. They're really awesome songs too. :)

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  2. I do a worship band at my church!!! It's me on keyboard and singing, and two of my guy friends do electric guitar and bass, and we have a backup singer and drummer. It's awesome. We haven't met up for awhile now to practice, but it's awesome :))
    -Jocee <3

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  3. I'm going to sing on my youth band probably starting this fall. I have to wait for the seniors to graduate (there's a lot) and then there will be room on the team for me. I'm going forward to it!

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  4. I almost always help lead worship at my church, playing violin ;) There aren't exactly separate age groups at my church-- everybody's in "big church" for worship and then the kids can leave IF they want to, and go to "kid's class" in the gym but I never do, neither does my sister. Anyway, so it's not like I'm in some youth group/youth church band or something. :P

    ps.... the word calendar in your sidebar is wrong...... the last two vowels should be swapped.... I'm sorry, they don't call me little miss spell check for nothing. if you don't care that's fine, just thought i'd say something :P

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