Having spent so many of my formative years listening to grunge and alternative, I took a long time to learn to smile when singing. But my congregation didn’t want to see me scowling through the worship set, and neither does yours.
As a leader, you have be fair, but you also have to know when to make exceptions for people. At one church where I led worship, I had to be pretty strict about the “no practice/no play” rule. If I loosened the restrictions or made any exceptions, people started to take advantage. They weren’t bad people or anything – that’s just the way people are.
If you haven’t heard many complaints about the volume, you probably haven’t been leading worship for very long. Aside from my musical choices, volume was the number one thing that people complained about for years. A lot of it was fixed with a better sound system, but sometimes some education is in order.
This week’s Leadership Roundup: leading creative people, perspective, moral failure, and challenging the king.
Great post by Scott Redd about a subject I fail at way too often.
If you want to be a better musician, you have to practice. There’s no way around it. Same goes for leading worship: if you want to be a better worship leader, you have to practice by spending time in personal worship.
The most interesting thing about the Creation story to me is that God rested. I mean, He’s God. He has infinite strength. It’s not like He needed to take a break. No, He rested to set an example for us.
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The enemy loves to attack us while we’re leading worship, doesn’t he? But we can’t let the enemy or mankind define who we are, because we belong to Christ.
God alone deserves our worship. When we make idols of men, disappointment is the only possible outcome.