Simpo’s stress-busting tips


Christmas is still one of the best opportunities for presenting the momentous news of the Saviour born on earth.

I’m astounded by the numbers of people who fill our church buildings and offices each year, and how easy it is to invite friends and neighbours to hear the gospel spoken and sung.

For church music groups this can be the most stressful time of the year because of high expectations, but quite often we create the pressure ourselves by trying to do too much. If we feel we have to start rehearsing our Christmas music in October or even September, we might have bitten off a bit more than we can chew.

However, we want to do a good job, so here are a few tips that might help take some of the stress away.

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