Re: Dealing with a band member you don't like
I had an issue with my previous church because they hired a music director right out of college, who took over the praise band and made wholesale changes in the way we had been playing the music for the previous 10+years. I can adapt, so that wasn't the big problem. The problem was that he thought the band consisted of a bunch of out-of-touch old men, and he disregarded and disrespected us in the way he managed the group. He was also ADD, and raced through practices, and lectured us at every step of the way.
I wanted to stay, and struggled with what to do. But eventually he so dampended me enthusiasm to serve God, and then I knew it was time to move on. So me and a few other folks in the band left and formed our own praise band, and now we play every Thursday night at a comtemporary service at a different church. This all started about 4 years ago, and it has been a great experience since.
"Through many dangers, toils and snares..." - Amazing Grace, third verse