A lot of times, we use “practice” and “rehearse” interchangeably, but they’re actually quite different. Chris Denning explains the fundamental difference between the two:
PRACTICE is the work you do when no one is looking, not just on the songs you’re playing that weekend, but on the techniques and rudiments that are the foundation of your musical ability.
REHEARSAL is the time when musicians come to put together all the practice they have done individually to prepare for a set or event.
He also lists some tips for what to focus on when you practice (alone) and when you rehearse (with the team). This is great advice for any worship leader, worship musician, or even anyone in a band. Check out the whole thing here.