For Every Worship Leader There Are Essentials That We Should Store In Our Ministry Tool Chests. Many Of Us Update Our Skills On The Latest Music And Technology, While We Lack Knowledge Of The Basic Worship Essentials Here Are 10 Things That We Too Often Ignore Or Overlook In Our Worship Planning.
Know God’s will, purpose, and plan for
your life. Talk to Jesus each day and
let Him direct your songs and worship
plans (Eph. 5:17-19).
2. Your Bible
Spend time reading the Bible so that
the Bible can read and transform you
Know your temperament, leadership
style, and calling. Know what
situations can build you up or break
you down and learn how to navigate
4. Your Pastor
Foster a regular working relationship
with your pastor. Respect and
understand his vision and mission for
the church and know how to interpret it
through praise (1 Tim. 5:17).
5. Your Congregation
Know the spiritual condition of your
congregation. Strive to teach, guide,
and pastor through music.
6. Your Craft
Continue to improve your musical skills.
Good leaders are constant learners
(1 Chron. 25:7, 8).
7. Your Limitations
Know the areas where you need help and
ask for it.
8. Your Resources
Know what resources are available to
you to be successful. Build, manage,
and maintain leadership teams
(Mark 3:13, 14).
9. Your Successor
Ask God to show you your replacement
and prepare him or her for your role
10. Your Prayer Closet
Know that being called to be a worship
leader requires Godly wisdom, strength,
humility, and Holy Spirit power. Surrender
to God in prayer and find a secluded place
to offer your private praise (Mat. 14:23).
This article was originally published in Best
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