We have several people who participate in selecting songs for worship at our church, and a question has come up regarding copyright and whether it is permissible to change the words of a song that is copyrighted.
I sort of secretly hope that those leading these ministries at my church ... don't find this post. I'm afraid they will panic if they find out I've suggested people do less at church. But that's not what I'm suggesting. Rather, I'm suggesting that people do more — more of what they are gifted to do.
What does your church do to thank those who serve each year in ministry?
If you are an active or retired deacon, what kinds of things do you do on a regular basis in your service for the church?
Is Sunday a work day for you or not? If not, are there challenges in protecting your day of rest when you attend worship where you work? If your congregation considers Sunday as a work day for you, how do you find space and time for renewal on another day?