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What Every Worship Leader Needs

Chris Creech describes the toolset that every church needs to provide for its worship leader:

At the end of the day, God has called a person to run a worship service. That person trains tirelessly, reads about worship, studies worship, and puts a vast amount of time into planning. That person needs to be able to lead, and being at a worship service that is planned by an untrained committee is a bit like watching me try to use chopsticks (messy, awkward, and likely to end with food on my clothes). So what tools does a church need to give a worship pastor need to succeed?

He lists five things that every worship leader needs in order to be successful. Such a great list, and I guarantee it’s not what you expect. Check it out here.

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  1. Thank you, Chris. I agree with you wholeheartedly.

    Be blessed.

    have been leading and assisting as a worship leader since the early 80’s. It is a great blessing to be able to lead others into the courts of our God and King. I am so grateful to be able to be in a church where our head Pastor, allows freedom to worship in Spirit and in Truth every service. New songs are being written every week (sometimes every day) and, sometimes, new ones are being spontaneously birthed during services as the Holy Spirit moves. All is still done in order, God is not a God of chaos.

    I have just been reading the teaching on music stands: to use or not to use in church. We have an audience of One, He who is alone worthy of honour and praise. Maybe we should be spontaneous with that too. It keeps us all focused on what we are doing and it’s less likely that our minds will wander or be distracted while using them. It also means we can’t become the focus of others’ attention, it all has to give glory to God not us. I have one of those memories where give me a guitar etc, I will remember the words/melody/harmony/key/chords without major problems (even for songs I’ve not sang for years) – it’s been a great blessing especially when ministering in the open air.

    Keep up the good work, God bless you mightily as you seek to worship and glorify only Him.

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