Gregory Crowell is Director of Music and other Arts, Trinity United Methodist Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan. He also serves as Director of Professional Concerns, Grand Rapids chapter of the American Guild of Organists.
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At the end of a typical week a church musician may have served in any number of complicated and varied roles: counselor, teacher, guide, disciplinarian, stage director, consultant, financial planner, worship leader, accompanist, program director, rock musician, classical musician, researcher, biblical interpreter, babysitter, set-up crew, cleanup crew, and more. Was it worth it? If the congregation was led to a more inspired worship of God, then yes, it was worth it. Can it be done again next week? Next month? Next year? That depends.