5 Tips To Lead Worship Well (Without Being A Rockstar)

Knowing how to lead worship is sometimes tricky:

There’s a fine line between leading worship and performing.

One says sit back, relax, let us entertain you, the other says, “Come on, let’s worship God together!”

True story:

I’ve been leading worship for 15+ years but I never wanted to be in the worship team at all.

I self-learned the guitar so I could worship God at home, never thinking I would lead worship across churches in the UK and Asia.

I wouldn’t even call myself a musician either; I never wanted to be able to read music and I haven’t learned anything new on the guitar for years.

What I did have though was a heart for God and a heart for worship.

The biggest thing that helped me lead worship better was Worship Ministry Training.

They show you how to put together great worship services, lead worship in small groups, keep it fresh and engage people in worship.

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Let’s look at 5 pointers to being a great worship leader…

1. Lead The Whole Church In Worship

There’s nothing more controversial than music…

Chances are if the teenagers love a song, the older members hate it…

It isn’t easy to find the middle ground sometimes.

Try and be inclusive with your song choices – don’t just introduce songs to your set because you like them.

Try and engage both the young and the old.

The best worship leaders should be leading worship for the 7-year-olds and 12-year-olds as well as the 72-year-olds. I love nothing more than to see young kids fired up and shouting for Jesus.

2. If I’m Not On Stage I’m Not Interested

If the only time the people see you is on stage, then you are a performer.

A characteristic of a great worship leader is one who loves to serve God and the church both on and off the stage.

They set a powerful example for their team and church, inspiring those around them to step up and serve as well.

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3. Replace Yourself

This might hurt:

You’re not always going to be ‘it’.

Your job is to replace yourself and put yourself out of a job.

Pour your best into the next generation of worship leaders.  

There is a 13-year-old kid in your church who is going to be way better than you.

Find them. Invest in them. Then stand back and watch them shine.

4. Be Real On Stage

If you’ve had the worst week, your car was stolen or you had a massive blowout with a close family member, it’s bound to affect you.

Don’t be scared to lower the mask and be vulnerable.

I weave it into the transitions when appropriate. It makes me human to them and not a “perfect rock star worship guy with no problems.”

5. Be Addicted To The Word

Let’s face it, when a worship leader reads the Bible, you can tell.

You can only lead others into worship as far as you can go. You and your team should worship more passionately than anyone else. 

Get into a habit of doing daily devotions and worship God at home.

Worship is your charger. Everything you do comes out of your connection with God. This alone takes the rock star out of worship leading.

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What tips would you give to a beginner looking to lead worship well?

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