My Wonder Studio
Powerful Performing Pointers
Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The first step in preparing a Christmas performance is prayer.

“‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ Says the LORD of hosts” (Zechariah 4:6 NKJV).

It's important when you perform to be kind to each other and to people you meet. It’s just as important to be a testimony of God’s love even when you aren't performing, so that God’s light shines through you at all times.

“By this will all know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another” (John 13:35 NKJV).

You can use your practice time to learn to avoid distracting behavior during a performance.

Examples of fidgeting to avoid when performing:

  • Wiggling.
  • Picking one’s nose.
  • Running fingers through one’s hair.
  • Playing with one’s costume.

Concentrate on looking at the audience and smiling at all times.

“A cheerful look brings joy to the heart” (Proverbs 15:30 NLT).

It’s important to be neat and tidy and to have good posture.

When you are performing, keep going and don’t stop, even if you make a mistake.

Keep singing, even if you or someone else in the group sings the wrong word or makes another error.

Love, patience, and prayer is needed to overcome pre-performance jitters.

“Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God in Christ forgave you” (Ephesians 4:32 NKJV).

Pray and praise your way to victory!

“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done” (Philippians 4:6 NLT).

During some part of the performance you might want to introduce yourselves. If you haven’t done so earlier, you can do this at the end before walking away from the area where you performed.

Say your names clearly. And when leaving the stage, do so in an orderly fashion.

Good Manners Chart:

  • Sit nicely in your chair.
  • Don't lean on your elbows.
  • Prefer the other children and your elders, and don't choose the biggest piece of a yummy snack.
  • Don't grumble or make faces when you are served something you don't care for so much. Take a little and try it.
  • Chew with your mouth closed.
  • Don't talk with food in your mouth. If you are asked a question, finish chewing and swallow your food, then answer.
  • Don't interrupt each other when talking, but talk one at a time.
  • Wait for food to be passed to you, or ask for it, but don't reach over another for food.
  • Be sure to say "please," "thank you," and "you're welcome."

“By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit” (John 15:8 ESV).

“As a result of your ministry, they will give glory to God” (2 Corinthians 9:13 NLT).

Authored by Evan Kallen. Art by Zeb. Design by Christia Copeland.
Copyright © 2012 by The Family International
Tagged: great commission, christmas, witnessing