Worship Mythbusters 4.1: The Role of a Worship Leader

WMB 4.1 — I am taking WMB and writing a few posts in this series about the ROLE OF THE WORSHIP LEADER.  This is part of a series here

MYTH:  worship leaders are about themselves, since they get to play music and be in front of people.

Better said:  sometimes, worship leaders, like any leaders, might enjoy leading more than the purpose of their leading.

What is being said here is that worship leaders–drummers, guitarists, vocalists–are being self-gratified by what they do since it is fun for them and they get to be in front of people.  Often, unlike other volunteers in the church, this suspicion festers.  No one questions a teacher that way.  No one says to a children’s worker, “you are in this for yourself.”  But, partly the truth is that all of us give because altruism is partially selfish.

First of all, there is nothing wrong with having any joy or satisfaction in serving.  There is nothing wrong with enjoying doing something you are good at and partially being motivated to do that because it is your gift, skill and calling.  I want to serve a leader who loves to lead.  Who would want the opposite?

I think “emotional asceticism”, to coin a phrase, is at work.  In our Christian life, we prefer to feel bad as an indicator of godliness. While godly sorrow is indeed important, it is not required that as we give an offering of service that we flagellate ourselves with a  whip in order to prove we are OK in doing the service.

What makes sense is that joy is a fruit of the Spirit.  And, if worship team members have joy, then that is a good thing.  I pray for joy in my team and in my worship leadership.  If Job can praise God after what he went through, so can I…and, so can our church!  So, I choose to shun the idea of “emotional asceticism” in general as not a good strategy for our Christian walk.

What happens as well is that people think because you are a musician or artist that you love it so your reward is already in your love of doing your thing.  I want to remind my non-artistic readers that any artist worth his/her salt works years of torment to be able to have facility and excellence in their craft.  While a teacher of a class can be trained to follow a lesson plan, try picking up the bass guitar or running a sound console in the same amount of hours?

What I am saying here is that an appreciation for the investment might help people realize why most of the masses love hearing a great group of musicians play or enjoy a well-written reading.  Sure, gifting is involved, but the skill is seen because of humble, dedication.  Here is a statement that boggles the mind, perhaps…

The more talented and gifted and skilled the artist, the more likely that artist is truly humble about their craft.

Why?  Because to get that good, you have been through more than most people would ever know.  I often find mediocre musicians more testy and defensive.  Of course, you know the exceptions, and you and I have names for that guy, too!  But, I think the point is clear.  Being an artist is a tough calling.

I love what I do.  I also hate it at times.  I get in the way.  I am not as good as I should be.  And, being in front of people is not as glamorous as you might think.  All that you do is on a stage from grocery shopping to people seeing your bright green Honda Element drive around town.  So, really, I think it is a myth to say the public nature of this role is a plus at all.  It is just what it is.

Yes, I know many who love the limelight.  I would say that over time those people are found out and that it eventually becomes an issue. However, that is not the norm.  Most worship leaders want you to connect to God and they are putting themselves on the front lines.  You gotta love them for that, I think.

  • When you love the activity of serving others, it is still an appropriate offering to God.
  • Your reward for serving is not defaulted because you love to serve.
  • Being in front of people and being and artist are grueling and difficult roles that need appreciation and a proper perspective.
  • Worship leaders and team members are on the front lines.  Are you?
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Rich Kirkpatrick

Rich Kirkpatrick

Writer, Speaker, and Musician. Rich Kirkpatrick was recently rated #13 of the “Top 75 Religion Bloggers” by Newsmax.com, having also received recognition by Worship Leader Magazine as “Editor’s Choice” for the “Best of the Best” of blogs in 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

52 comments

  1. Hey Rich-
    Have fun with Mr Singley.

    I totally agree with you on this. I think this isn’t talked about enough. I know that I often have to check my heart about what my motivation is. Is my heart longing after a crowd response or after God? This is certainly the most difficult part of the act of leading worship itself.

  2. Hey Rich-
    Have fun with Mr Singley.

    I totally agree with you on this. I think this isn’t talked about enough. I know that I often have to check my heart about what my motivation is. Is my heart longing after a crowd response or after God? This is certainly the most difficult part of the act of leading worship itself.

  3. Hey Rich-
    Have fun with Mr Singley.

    I totally agree with you on this. I think this isn’t talked about enough. I know that I often have to check my heart about what my motivation is. Is my heart longing after a crowd response or after God? This is certainly the most difficult part of the act of leading worship itself.

  4. Hey Rich-
    Have fun with Mr Singley.

    I totally agree with you on this. I think this isn’t talked about enough. I know that I often have to check my heart about what my motivation is. Is my heart longing after a crowd response or after God? This is certainly the most difficult part of the act of leading worship itself.

  5. Thanks Rich, I know your heart and the heart of our team and we are on the front line, not just on Sunday’s but the rest of the week too. We have a target on our back and sometimes we get hit with things even within the confines where we should feel safe, but that is when we let our guard down and get sucker punched by Satan and his buddies. We all know God will win in all situations and we need to GET OUT OF HIS WAY to do His work and we as leaders need to get out of our more gifted people to grow the church.

  6. Thanks Rich, I know your heart and the heart of our team and we are on the front line, not just on Sunday’s but the rest of the week too. We have a target on our back and sometimes we get hit with things even within the confines where we should feel safe, but that is when we let our guard down and get sucker punched by Satan and his buddies. We all know God will win in all situations and we need to GET OUT OF HIS WAY to do His work and we as leaders need to get out of our more gifted people to grow the church.

  7. Thanks Rich, I know your heart and the heart of our team and we are on the front line, not just on Sunday’s but the rest of the week too. We have a target on our back and sometimes we get hit with things even within the confines where we should feel safe, but that is when we let our guard down and get sucker punched by Satan and his buddies. We all know God will win in all situations and we need to GET OUT OF HIS WAY to do His work and we as leaders need to get out of our more gifted people to grow the church.

  8. Thanks Rich, I know your heart and the heart of our team and we are on the front line, not just on Sunday’s but the rest of the week too. We have a target on our back and sometimes we get hit with things even within the confines where we should feel safe, but that is when we let our guard down and get sucker punched by Satan and his buddies. We all know God will win in all situations and we need to GET OUT OF HIS WAY to do His work and we as leaders need to get out of our more gifted people to grow the church.

  9. Well my only complaint is that my belief wasn’t challenged 🙂 I guess that is ok, it makes me feel good that other worship leaders struggle with the feeling of loving to lead worship as a bad thing for them. I love to do it, I love to play bass as part of my worship, I feel more like I am worshiping playing the bass than singing sometimes. Anyway, I think enjoying serving God and others is a sign of maturity in your service, God is there in your life making you love it right?

  10. Well my only complaint is that my belief wasn’t challenged 🙂 I guess that is ok, it makes me feel good that other worship leaders struggle with the feeling of loving to lead worship as a bad thing for them. I love to do it, I love to play bass as part of my worship, I feel more like I am worshiping playing the bass than singing sometimes. Anyway, I think enjoying serving God and others is a sign of maturity in your service, God is there in your life making you love it right?

  11. Well my only complaint is that my belief wasn’t challenged 🙂 I guess that is ok, it makes me feel good that other worship leaders struggle with the feeling of loving to lead worship as a bad thing for them. I love to do it, I love to play bass as part of my worship, I feel more like I am worshiping playing the bass than singing sometimes. Anyway, I think enjoying serving God and others is a sign of maturity in your service, God is there in your life making you love it right?

  12. Well my only complaint is that my belief wasn’t challenged 🙂 I guess that is ok, it makes me feel good that other worship leaders struggle with the feeling of loving to lead worship as a bad thing for them. I love to do it, I love to play bass as part of my worship, I feel more like I am worshiping playing the bass than singing sometimes. Anyway, I think enjoying serving God and others is a sign of maturity in your service, God is there in your life making you love it right?

  13. Thanks for this great post. It’s something that I struggle with weekly. I don’t really want to the be focal point – but for whatever reason God has put me in a place of leadership. I wish I was simply another invisible worshiper not worried about getting in the way.
    Bryan

  14. Thanks for this great post. It’s something that I struggle with weekly. I don’t really want to the be focal point – but for whatever reason God has put me in a place of leadership. I wish I was simply another invisible worshiper not worried about getting in the way.
    Bryan

  15. Thanks for this great post. It’s something that I struggle with weekly. I don’t really want to the be focal point – but for whatever reason God has put me in a place of leadership. I wish I was simply another invisible worshiper not worried about getting in the way.
    Bryan

  16. Thanks for this great post. It’s something that I struggle with weekly. I don’t really want to the be focal point – but for whatever reason God has put me in a place of leadership. I wish I was simply another invisible worshiper not worried about getting in the way.
    Bryan

  17. Yes, we need to check out motives, but not beat ourselves up so much that lose our joy–or let others do that for us. It’s really OK to love and enjoy leading worship or using our gifts.

  18. Yes, we need to check out motives, but not beat ourselves up so much that lose our joy–or let others do that for us. It’s really OK to love and enjoy leading worship or using our gifts.

  19. Yes, we need to check out motives, but not beat ourselves up so much that lose our joy–or let others do that for us. It’s really OK to love and enjoy leading worship or using our gifts.

  20. Yes, we need to check out motives, but not beat ourselves up so much that lose our joy–or let others do that for us. It’s really OK to love and enjoy leading worship or using our gifts.

  21. Great post Rich. Pride in worship is a problem but those with a calling to lead don’t deserve persecution for leading.
    i love to lead. leadership drives me forward.

  22. Great post Rich. Pride in worship is a problem but those with a calling to lead don’t deserve persecution for leading.
    i love to lead. leadership drives me forward.

  23. Great post Rich. Pride in worship is a problem but those with a calling to lead don’t deserve persecution for leading.
    i love to lead. leadership drives me forward.

  24. Great post Rich. Pride in worship is a problem but those with a calling to lead don’t deserve persecution for leading.
    i love to lead. leadership drives me forward.

  25. Well, it’s certainly a topic that I discuss with my team regularly, and I totally agree with you about the most skilled artists being humble people. We have hosted Brian Doerksen and his band and Graham Kendrick + band and without exception they are the nicest and easiest people to work with. Servants, not Divas.

  26. Well, it’s certainly a topic that I discuss with my team regularly, and I totally agree with you about the most skilled artists being humble people. We have hosted Brian Doerksen and his band and Graham Kendrick + band and without exception they are the nicest and easiest people to work with. Servants, not Divas.

  27. Well, it’s certainly a topic that I discuss with my team regularly, and I totally agree with you about the most skilled artists being humble people. We have hosted Brian Doerksen and his band and Graham Kendrick + band and without exception they are the nicest and easiest people to work with. Servants, not Divas.

  28. Well, it’s certainly a topic that I discuss with my team regularly, and I totally agree with you about the most skilled artists being humble people. We have hosted Brian Doerksen and his band and Graham Kendrick + band and without exception they are the nicest and easiest people to work with. Servants, not Divas.

  29. Honestly, man . . . I am way past the point of apologizing or getting defensive about worship leading motives. I think you have some great things to say.
    It seems like it should go without saying it at all doesn’t it?

    Years ago, someone sent me a picture/drawing of how I should arrange the stage so it would take focus off of me. I told them I would gladly do it if our senior pastor preached from the same corner they put me in. Ha! I am not joking.

    Since that time, I feel good in my own skin–“performing” my duties before God as the temple priests did–with lots of practice, lots of determination, a passion for excellence, etc. I LOVE what I do.

    People will judge us no matter what. They feel like they have that right for some reason. Me? I am completely okay with jumping around, enjoying what I do, and getting sweaty in the process.

    Our team worked really hard this week to have some kick booty music ready to rock. Practice blew my mind. And I am going to enjoy every rocking moment.

    When it is done, I am sure people will say the music rocked. And, I will not feel bad. It should sound great. The team kills themselves to make it happen. They LOVE Jesus.

    When people compliment them, they will say “thank you.” It’s okay to do that. It is not necessary to follow up a compliment with “thanks, but it’s all about Jesus” or, “don’t thank me–all glory to God.” Duh. God gave us the ability. We know. And . . .

    The Holy Spirit who works spontaneously to make great things happen in the worship service is the same Holy Spirit that works through the band throughout the week in the 20 hours they pour into making the music great.

    I think I just crossed the line on the “length of comment” unspoken rule. Ha.

    I love what I do. I am smiling.

    I think God is smiling as well.

    Love you. Thoughtful post.

  30. Honestly, man . . . I am way past the point of apologizing or getting defensive about worship leading motives. I think you have some great things to say.
    It seems like it should go without saying it at all doesn’t it?

    Years ago, someone sent me a picture/drawing of how I should arrange the stage so it would take focus off of me. I told them I would gladly do it if our senior pastor preached from the same corner they put me in. Ha! I am not joking.

    Since that time, I feel good in my own skin–“performing” my duties before God as the temple priests did–with lots of practice, lots of determination, a passion for excellence, etc. I LOVE what I do.

    People will judge us no matter what. They feel like they have that right for some reason. Me? I am completely okay with jumping around, enjoying what I do, and getting sweaty in the process.

    Our team worked really hard this week to have some kick booty music ready to rock. Practice blew my mind. And I am going to enjoy every rocking moment.

    When it is done, I am sure people will say the music rocked. And, I will not feel bad. It should sound great. The team kills themselves to make it happen. They LOVE Jesus.

    When people compliment them, they will say “thank you.” It’s okay to do that. It is not necessary to follow up a compliment with “thanks, but it’s all about Jesus” or, “don’t thank me–all glory to God.” Duh. God gave us the ability. We know. And . . .

    The Holy Spirit who works spontaneously to make great things happen in the worship service is the same Holy Spirit that works through the band throughout the week in the 20 hours they pour into making the music great.

    I think I just crossed the line on the “length of comment” unspoken rule. Ha.

    I love what I do. I am smiling.

    I think God is smiling as well.

    Love you. Thoughtful post.

  31. Honestly, man . . . I am way past the point of apologizing or getting defensive about worship leading motives. I think you have some great things to say.
    It seems like it should go without saying it at all doesn’t it?

    Years ago, someone sent me a picture/drawing of how I should arrange the stage so it would take focus off of me. I told them I would gladly do it if our senior pastor preached from the same corner they put me in. Ha! I am not joking.

    Since that time, I feel good in my own skin–“performing” my duties before God as the temple priests did–with lots of practice, lots of determination, a passion for excellence, etc. I LOVE what I do.

    People will judge us no matter what. They feel like they have that right for some reason. Me? I am completely okay with jumping around, enjoying what I do, and getting sweaty in the process.

    Our team worked really hard this week to have some kick booty music ready to rock. Practice blew my mind. And I am going to enjoy every rocking moment.

    When it is done, I am sure people will say the music rocked. And, I will not feel bad. It should sound great. The team kills themselves to make it happen. They LOVE Jesus.

    When people compliment them, they will say “thank you.” It’s okay to do that. It is not necessary to follow up a compliment with “thanks, but it’s all about Jesus” or, “don’t thank me–all glory to God.” Duh. God gave us the ability. We know. And . . .

    The Holy Spirit who works spontaneously to make great things happen in the worship service is the same Holy Spirit that works through the band throughout the week in the 20 hours they pour into making the music great.

    I think I just crossed the line on the “length of comment” unspoken rule. Ha.

    I love what I do. I am smiling.

    I think God is smiling as well.

    Love you. Thoughtful post.

  32. Honestly, man . . . I am way past the point of apologizing or getting defensive about worship leading motives. I think you have some great things to say.
    It seems like it should go without saying it at all doesn’t it?

    Years ago, someone sent me a picture/drawing of how I should arrange the stage so it would take focus off of me. I told them I would gladly do it if our senior pastor preached from the same corner they put me in. Ha! I am not joking.

    Since that time, I feel good in my own skin–“performing” my duties before God as the temple priests did–with lots of practice, lots of determination, a passion for excellence, etc. I LOVE what I do.

    People will judge us no matter what. They feel like they have that right for some reason. Me? I am completely okay with jumping around, enjoying what I do, and getting sweaty in the process.

    Our team worked really hard this week to have some kick booty music ready to rock. Practice blew my mind. And I am going to enjoy every rocking moment.

    When it is done, I am sure people will say the music rocked. And, I will not feel bad. It should sound great. The team kills themselves to make it happen. They LOVE Jesus.

    When people compliment them, they will say “thank you.” It’s okay to do that. It is not necessary to follow up a compliment with “thanks, but it’s all about Jesus” or, “don’t thank me–all glory to God.” Duh. God gave us the ability. We know. And . . .

    The Holy Spirit who works spontaneously to make great things happen in the worship service is the same Holy Spirit that works through the band throughout the week in the 20 hours they pour into making the music great.

    I think I just crossed the line on the “length of comment” unspoken rule. Ha.

    I love what I do. I am smiling.

    I think God is smiling as well.

    Love you. Thoughtful post.

  33. JVo is my hero!
    We need to feel free to be in our own skin just like the preacher, the youth leader, the greeter, the bulletin folding crew…you get it…

  34. JVo is my hero!
    We need to feel free to be in our own skin just like the preacher, the youth leader, the greeter, the bulletin folding crew…you get it…

  35. JVo is my hero!
    We need to feel free to be in our own skin just like the preacher, the youth leader, the greeter, the bulletin folding crew…you get it…

  36. JVo is my hero!
    We need to feel free to be in our own skin just like the preacher, the youth leader, the greeter, the bulletin folding crew…you get it…

  37. I have had other ministers tell me, “Well serving on praise team doesn’t really count because they are just getting to do what they like to do – it’s just fun for them”. This usually comes from someone who is disgruntled because they don’t have enough people in their area to work. This is demeaning to the whole spiritual discipline of worship. It’s commanded by God and leading worship is – according to scripture – a spiritual responsibility. As all of you know, our vols work hours each week to prepare. I am the ONLY staff member, currently on sabbatical, and an all volunteer team is doing it ALL while I’m gone – two services each Sunday, week in and week out with all the tech stuff too. (including leading worship) People don’t understand how much time it takes to prepare, how long it takes to become at all proficient and that there is so much more to leading worship than the music. Thanks for writing about a pet peeve of mine. It is hard work, but we do love it, because it is how God fashioned us!

  38. I have had other ministers tell me, “Well serving on praise team doesn’t really count because they are just getting to do what they like to do – it’s just fun for them”. This usually comes from someone who is disgruntled because they don’t have enough people in their area to work. This is demeaning to the whole spiritual discipline of worship. It’s commanded by God and leading worship is – according to scripture – a spiritual responsibility. As all of you know, our vols work hours each week to prepare. I am the ONLY staff member, currently on sabbatical, and an all volunteer team is doing it ALL while I’m gone – two services each Sunday, week in and week out with all the tech stuff too. (including leading worship) People don’t understand how much time it takes to prepare, how long it takes to become at all proficient and that there is so much more to leading worship than the music. Thanks for writing about a pet peeve of mine. It is hard work, but we do love it, because it is how God fashioned us!

  39. I have had other ministers tell me, “Well serving on praise team doesn’t really count because they are just getting to do what they like to do – it’s just fun for them”. This usually comes from someone who is disgruntled because they don’t have enough people in their area to work. This is demeaning to the whole spiritual discipline of worship. It’s commanded by God and leading worship is – according to scripture – a spiritual responsibility. As all of you know, our vols work hours each week to prepare. I am the ONLY staff member, currently on sabbatical, and an all volunteer team is doing it ALL while I’m gone – two services each Sunday, week in and week out with all the tech stuff too. (including leading worship) People don’t understand how much time it takes to prepare, how long it takes to become at all proficient and that there is so much more to leading worship than the music. Thanks for writing about a pet peeve of mine. It is hard work, but we do love it, because it is how God fashioned us!

  40. I have had other ministers tell me, “Well serving on praise team doesn’t really count because they are just getting to do what they like to do – it’s just fun for them”. This usually comes from someone who is disgruntled because they don’t have enough people in their area to work. This is demeaning to the whole spiritual discipline of worship. It’s commanded by God and leading worship is – according to scripture – a spiritual responsibility. As all of you know, our vols work hours each week to prepare. I am the ONLY staff member, currently on sabbatical, and an all volunteer team is doing it ALL while I’m gone – two services each Sunday, week in and week out with all the tech stuff too. (including leading worship) People don’t understand how much time it takes to prepare, how long it takes to become at all proficient and that there is so much more to leading worship than the music. Thanks for writing about a pet peeve of mine. It is hard work, but we do love it, because it is how God fashioned us!

  41. I can understand why the worship leader would have to be up prominently displayed before the worshippers.
    But why do the musicians and choir need to be on the platform in prominent display?

    Is it because they want to be on the platform in prominent display?

    The churches with the most power praise and worship services I ever experienced only had the worship leader up front — all the other support cast was sitting down with the congregation. Granted, they were miked (at least the singers) so their voices stood out from the crowd.

    Of course, maybe these churches weren’t really with it. The first one grew from about 25 to 10,000 over the course of 15 years, and the other grew from 16 to 13,000 in about 18 years.

    All without the worship team prominently displayed on the platform.

  42. I can understand why the worship leader would have to be up prominently displayed before the worshippers.
    But why do the musicians and choir need to be on the platform in prominent display?

    Is it because they want to be on the platform in prominent display?

    The churches with the most power praise and worship services I ever experienced only had the worship leader up front — all the other support cast was sitting down with the congregation. Granted, they were miked (at least the singers) so their voices stood out from the crowd.

    Of course, maybe these churches weren’t really with it. The first one grew from about 25 to 10,000 over the course of 15 years, and the other grew from 16 to 13,000 in about 18 years.

    All without the worship team prominently displayed on the platform.

  43. I can understand why the worship leader would have to be up prominently displayed before the worshippers.
    But why do the musicians and choir need to be on the platform in prominent display?

    Is it because they want to be on the platform in prominent display?

    The churches with the most power praise and worship services I ever experienced only had the worship leader up front — all the other support cast was sitting down with the congregation. Granted, they were miked (at least the singers) so their voices stood out from the crowd.

    Of course, maybe these churches weren’t really with it. The first one grew from about 25 to 10,000 over the course of 15 years, and the other grew from 16 to 13,000 in about 18 years.

    All without the worship team prominently displayed on the platform.

  44. I can understand why the worship leader would have to be up prominently displayed before the worshippers.
    But why do the musicians and choir need to be on the platform in prominent display?

    Is it because they want to be on the platform in prominent display?

    The churches with the most power praise and worship services I ever experienced only had the worship leader up front — all the other support cast was sitting down with the congregation. Granted, they were miked (at least the singers) so their voices stood out from the crowd.

    Of course, maybe these churches weren’t really with it. The first one grew from about 25 to 10,000 over the course of 15 years, and the other grew from 16 to 13,000 in about 18 years.

    All without the worship team prominently displayed on the platform.

  45. Mr. Narniaman,
    I am so glad you have experienced powerful worship at these two large churches. Of course, I think we have freedom to have 1 or 1,000 on the platform. If that helps you to have not worship leaders on stage, great.

    Now, for the rest that have great worship experiences from having more than 1 on the stage, it really is a wonderful thing to be led by people gifted and called to help us in worship. We need to appreciate the 1 or more people who God has placed there, and not somehow think less of them than we do any other leader-servant in our body.

  46. Mr. Narniaman,
    I am so glad you have experienced powerful worship at these two large churches. Of course, I think we have freedom to have 1 or 1,000 on the platform. If that helps you to have not worship leaders on stage, great.

    Now, for the rest that have great worship experiences from having more than 1 on the stage, it really is a wonderful thing to be led by people gifted and called to help us in worship. We need to appreciate the 1 or more people who God has placed there, and not somehow think less of them than we do any other leader-servant in our body.

  47. Mr. Narniaman,
    I am so glad you have experienced powerful worship at these two large churches. Of course, I think we have freedom to have 1 or 1,000 on the platform. If that helps you to have not worship leaders on stage, great.

    Now, for the rest that have great worship experiences from having more than 1 on the stage, it really is a wonderful thing to be led by people gifted and called to help us in worship. We need to appreciate the 1 or more people who God has placed there, and not somehow think less of them than we do any other leader-servant in our body.

  48. Mr. Narniaman,
    I am so glad you have experienced powerful worship at these two large churches. Of course, I think we have freedom to have 1 or 1,000 on the platform. If that helps you to have not worship leaders on stage, great.

    Now, for the rest that have great worship experiences from having more than 1 on the stage, it really is a wonderful thing to be led by people gifted and called to help us in worship. We need to appreciate the 1 or more people who God has placed there, and not somehow think less of them than we do any other leader-servant in our body.

  49. i’ve been leading for worship for about 11 or 12 years. I can sing and play really well, and can pull together some great arrangements and run a team well etc etc. I have been involved in tons of great services and have seen many great times when people worshipped their hearts out and it’s been fantastic. I still have many sundays when I’m sweating about how it’s going to go, wether things are too fast, too slow, song choice, am I leading the team right, etc etc is Jesus being lifted up… I love what I get to do but it takes many hours or work to bring it together and it’s 10% fun, 90% hard work I think.

  50. i’ve been leading for worship for about 11 or 12 years. I can sing and play really well, and can pull together some great arrangements and run a team well etc etc. I have been involved in tons of great services and have seen many great times when people worshipped their hearts out and it’s been fantastic. I still have many sundays when I’m sweating about how it’s going to go, wether things are too fast, too slow, song choice, am I leading the team right, etc etc is Jesus being lifted up… I love what I get to do but it takes many hours or work to bring it together and it’s 10% fun, 90% hard work I think.

  51. i’ve been leading for worship for about 11 or 12 years. I can sing and play really well, and can pull together some great arrangements and run a team well etc etc. I have been involved in tons of great services and have seen many great times when people worshipped their hearts out and it’s been fantastic. I still have many sundays when I’m sweating about how it’s going to go, wether things are too fast, too slow, song choice, am I leading the team right, etc etc is Jesus being lifted up… I love what I get to do but it takes many hours or work to bring it together and it’s 10% fun, 90% hard work I think.

  52. i’ve been leading for worship for about 11 or 12 years. I can sing and play really well, and can pull together some great arrangements and run a team well etc etc. I have been involved in tons of great services and have seen many great times when people worshipped their hearts out and it’s been fantastic. I still have many sundays when I’m sweating about how it’s going to go, wether things are too fast, too slow, song choice, am I leading the team right, etc etc is Jesus being lifted up… I love what I get to do but it takes many hours or work to bring it together and it’s 10% fun, 90% hard work I think.

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