In this article, Brian Wahl and I go over the top 5 most important qualities of a worship leader.
Leading worship for the first time can be a daunting task. On the surface, worship leading looks simple. Just pick a few songs, practice a little with the band, and you’re set to go. But like any leadership position, there is a lot that goes on behind the scenes to make sure your worship gatherings go smoothly. In this article, I’m going to share ten tips to help you feel prepared and confident to lead your church in worship, even if you are a complete beginner.
Listen to my interview with Spencer Cormany of @leadingworshipwell.
Leading worship at a small church is tough.
Often my dreams and goals for ministry exceed our church's manpower and budget. I’ve struggled with comparing my ministry to larger worship ministries in the area. Sometimes it feels like my impact is only as high as attendance.
The reality is 85% of churches have less than 200 people in attendance on Sundays. That means there is a high probability that you lead worship at a small church too. You may have wrestled with some of these same challenges.
I recently interviewed Spencer Cormany from Leading Worship Well on the Churchfront Podcast. Spencer’s heart and passion are to equip worship leaders at smaller churches. He shared 5 Tips for Leading Worship at a Small Church.
These tips were a much-needed reminder for me.
- Embrace the season.
- Embrace the intimacy.
- Stop the comparison.
- Provide structure for growth.
- Put your songs in the right key.
If you lead worship at a small church, you need to listen to my complete interview with Spencer. I know you’ll benefit from the honesty and practical advice in our conversation.
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If you want a daily dose of worship leading tips from Spencer, follow his Instagram account, @leadingworshipwell. Seriously, he has been putting out fantastic content on his feed. He writes insightful micro-blogs in the caption that take only a minute or two to read.