Seven Things I’ve Learned About Leading a Worship Team

(1) Joy and energy are infectious. If you have a great time, others will too.

(2) The point is effectiveness, not efficiency. Less than smooth is okay. Worship is human, not mechanical.

(3) Let people operate in their giftedness. A world-class pianist shouldn’t be put on the bass. The effect is better when the expression is strong.

(4) Stress doesn’t help. Get as ready as you can and deliver the goods. Pulling your hair out never helps.

(5) It’s okay to make a mistake if you’re trying. Don’t wing it, but don’t sweat it either. People will forgive you for making errors.

(6) Worship is about God. Don’t go for flashy or showy. Point the glory His way.

(7) Leading is following. Sometimes the best way to lead is to let others have the voice.

Posted by Contributing Editor: Anneliese Rider

Published by Paul Santhouse

I’m a husband and father, follower of Jesus Christ, and member of the Moody Publishers team. I've worked with gifted authors and their books for thirty-plus years, and I believe the local church is where we become the kind of people who reveal what Jesus is like. Since this is my personal blog, the views and opinions expressed herein are my own, not those of my employer. However — books, publishing, the work of the church, and learning to follow Jesus are central to my daily experience, so that's what this blog is about. Thanks for visiting! Paul

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