I’ve been a guest worship leader at quite a few churches over the years. I’ve tried to step in, do what’s required, and not shake things up too much. On the flip side, I’ve had worship leaders fill in for me who didn’t quite get what their role was supposed to be. That’s why I appreciate this post from Greg Atkinson, in which he shares seven things that guest worship leaders need to understand.
Here’s an example:
Know Your Role
Your job is not to come in and teach new songs to the congregation. Your job is to fill in and maintain the status quo. Find out what songs the people know and love and choose from those. This is not only good for the congregation but good for the guest worship leader. If you sing crowd favorites, the people will have a positive impression of you and want you to lead again.