Worship pastors should serve and foster participation, not entertain spectators. They need to think like a theologian, labor like an artist, and shepherd like a pastor. To keep these priorities in mind, here are 3 guiding principles to lead by.
Worship is the whole of your church service, yet the music tends to be the focus when we use the term, ‘worship.’ Many worship leaders and music directors understand the fundamentals of worship as a whole, and most have significant musical training. Yet, there are some major issues with many worship sets you may encounter. If done, these issues tend to throw off your congregation.
I have made many mistakes over many years of leading music and worship. I share this freely with churches and worship teams I consult with. Articulating the basics articulated for both yourself as the leader and your team greatly improves your game.
Worship teams and audio techs exist in order to help lead our congregations to worship and love God. We all have the same goal, to provide excellence in leading worship. So why do Audio Techs and Worship Leaders frequently experience conflict, having a hard time supporting and respecting one another?
Easter is a time of great celebration for anyone in the church. It is the celebration of the moment that defines us as Christians: the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. He died a sinner’s death so that we wouldn’t have to, and He rose again so that we could live forever with Him.
Attending worship conferences provides an opportunity to learn from others, be refreshed, and see how other worship leaders navigate the joys and challenges of that role. Investing in yourself by attending a conference helps you return to church the following week with new ideas and solutions to issues you may have dealt with for years.
When working in church tech ministry, there always seems to be “what next” moments. What’s the latest gear? How do I get things to look and sound better? Many church techs, and for good reasons, are always looking to improve the church experience. At some point, however, we need to take a step back and ask ourselves the question: WHY are we doing this? Is it to make it look good or is it to bring glory to God?
As a worship leader, over time, I’ve developed a great workflow using iPhone and iPad apps. What we are able do with apps as worship leaders today would have been unthinkable even five years ago. Tuners, metronomes, multitrack recording, service planning – all of it available literally in the palm of your hand thanks to your phone and some great developers.
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