Music Ministry Numbers…

Regarding “Blessed Be Your Name”…

  • 27,489 – The number of worship leaders that have used Matt and Beth Redman’s song “Blessed Be Your Name”.
  • 27,488 – The number of worship leaders that need the words of Matt and Beth Redman’s song in front of them to lead it.
  • 2,783 – The number of worship leaders that have made a recording of that song.
  • 3,416 – The number of worship leaders that heard that song at a conference when it was released in 2002
  • 2,790 – The number of worship leaders at that conference that said “I could have done that better”.
  • 12,480 – The number of worship leaders that call that song “Blessed Be Your Name”.
  • 15,009 – The number of worship leaders that call that song “Blessed Be The Name”.

Percentages…

  • 73% of you identified with the 5th bullet above.
  • 22% of you have quit reading this post by now.
  • 67% of your parishioners are using their iPad/iPhone to follow the readings in scripture.
  • 3% of your parishioners are using their iPad/iPhone to follow the angry birds.
  • 30% – The number of people who responded to the Planning Center Invitation for this weekends services.

Miscellaneous…

  • 128 – Average needed number of inputs at a mega-church
  • 43 – Actual number of those inputs used each Sunday
  • 27 – Number of “Monday Morning Quarterback” sound engineers at your service last Sunday.
  • 2 – Number of mic cables that will “fail” at your church next Sunday
  • 0 – Number of those cables that actually failed. #FOHfail
  • 16 – Required number of coffee’s to get the tech crew ready to work.
  • 19 – The number of times the youth minister said “Amen?” to get the “Amen!” response from the congregation during announcement time.
  • 4 – The number of times the cantor at your church smiled last weekend.
  • 177 – The number of times this year you have used “One Bread, One Body” as a communion song.
  • 1 – The number of out of tune instruments it took to distract 800 people at your service this morning.
  • 8 – The number of minutes it took to figure out which version of “Everlasting God” the music team would use this weekend. #youreignforeeeeeeever or #youreignforever

Disclaimer – All numbers completely fictitious, though they likely represent accurate percentages.

May the Lord bless you and keep you safe in your ministry!

 

 

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