When I first started getting involved in worship ministry, there wasn’t a lot of material about it online. In fact, there wasn’t much material online at all, because it was the early 90s.
Today, there’s more information online than most people can imagine. And while there are tons of great resources for worship leaders, there’s not as much out there for worship team members. So I was really happy to see that my Twitter friend Evinta has started a new blog for worship teams, and her first post is called To The New Worshipper:
So congrats, you joined the worship team at your church as a musician or vocalist. I am excited for you as anyone joining any team dedicated to glorifying God excites me. I know what you’re going through so here is some advice to help you get through the first few months of joining the team.
Drawing from her own experience, Evinta shares some practical tips on how to survive joining the team. Here’s one of my favorites:
Communicate with your Leader!
Communication is the key. They have the vision of where they want the worship to go and therefore it is important that you ask questions… mine loves it when i ask him what can i improve on.
Very true. I’d go ahead and add that you shouldn’t be afraid to offer suggestions to your worship leader as well. I love getting ideas and suggestions from my team, on everything from arrangements to plugs for new songs. I don’t always take their advice, but when they give it, I know they’re invested.
Evinta’s whole list is great, and you should really check out the whole post. Her last tip is also worth sharing:
And finally, just Worship him.
In everything you do. Just worship him.
Thanks, Evinta, for a great list of tips and for sending me the link. Looking forward to more great posts from your blog!