Worship Leading Practicals
“I can’t, You can, Thank You, Amen.” - prayer taught by a friend of Reuben.
- Some of these prayers will take you through life.
- As a worship leader, we need to acknowledge our dependence on God.
PRAY FOR THE CHURCH:
- Get a burden for church; for the people who are coming.
- Get on your knees and pray that people encounter God. Pray that you would do it out of a heart of love. We’re here to serve.
- Believing for people’s lives to be changed; this is not a glamorous thing.
- We’re here to wash people’s feet.
- Carry the weight of the whole thing in prayer. He’ll give you words for your team.
2. DO WHAT YOU NEED TO DO TO GET THE FIRE OF GOD IN YOU:
- It’s not always like conferences. Different seasons, different times.
- We need the fire of God and we need it in us and on us. Lead out of that place.
- You want to be sharp and fired up. Jentezen Franklin book called, “Fasting.”
3. WATCH OTHER WORSHIP LEADERS AND LEARN FROM THE GOOD AND LEARN FROM THE MISTAKES:
- Find out what works and why. Everyone does it differently; we all get better from watching each other.
- Let’s be good learners.
- Talks about what they did on Outcry tour: prayer meetings and devotionals before event; one in particular lead by a girl (who no one knew) who blew the roof off. Life changing.
4. ALWAYS BE UP FOR DOING A NEW SONG:
- There’s something about the new song that is awesome; it brings life in the meeting.
- Sometimes it feels risky; it’s never the easiest thing to bring something new.
- Set up new songs for a win. Place it between songs that everyone knows.
5. YOU’RE A MINISTER EVEN IF YOU DON’T TALK OVER THE MIC:
- Raise people; help people experience the presence of God.
- This is not about getting more people to like you. This is about serving.
6. YOU NEED TO CHOOSE TO BE BOLD:
- Confidence can get robbed so easily. When you get up on the stage, you need to choose to be bold.
- Do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded.
- Your faith and confidence go together. Allow yourself to put off discouragement.
- It doesn’t matter what the front row says (even though we respect them) they have given you the authority to lead. Keep your self talk positive.
7. MAKE SURE YOU’RE PUTTING THE WORD OF GOD INTO YOURSELF
- Memorize Scripture. Do it as much as you can; nothing will bring peace to your soul like memorizing BIble verses.
- Learn Psalms; learn Ephesians.
- When the wind blows, you will find that your feet are planted.
- The Word of God is stronger than your bones.
- Speak promises over yourself while you’re going to sleep.
- Build habits in your life that will define you as a person.
8. LEAD THE TEAM:
- Know what you’ve got; know your direction.
- Prep your band; music director; bring the vision.
- Connect with the crew because you’re doing it as a team.
- Make sure wherever you’re going, that you go together. Set the tone; be that kind of person.
9. CONSISTENCY IN LIFE IS THE BEST THING YOU HAVE GOING FOR YOU:
- Be an “up for it” person. Good and bad happens, and you’re still persevering.
- If you hop, hop, hop, you won’t build anything. (Stay grounded, don’t jump around from church to church.)
- Stay persevering and your life is going to flourish.
HOW DO YOU DECIPHER BETWEEN GROWING IN CONFIDENCE AND GROWING IN PRIDE?
- If we can believe God to show us and lead us (he knows what we need to work on)
- He knows the good and the bad; He’s a great mentor.
- God uses circumstances to reveal what’s in us; brings it up by His grace and if we’re smart, we deal with it and move on.
- Often it can be painful. God is still working on us.
- You can be confident if you’re doing what you know to be the right thing.
2. HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH THE TALL POPPY SYNDROME?
3. WHAT WOULD YOU THINK AS A YOUTH PASTOR IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING TO LEAD THE LEADERS?
- Relationship; create one with the leaders. Bring your vision to them. Everybody’s different.
4. WHAT’S THE FINE LINE AS A LEADER WHERE YOU’RE TRANSPARENT ABOUT YOUR LIFE AND STRUGGLES WHILE YOU HOLD A PLATFORM OF LEADERSHIP?
- Everybody does it different. Holy Spirit leads you.
- People have different convictions; if the BIble isn’t super specific on a topic, the Holy Spirit will guide you.
- Cut people some slack; let them be them.
- The great thing about God is that He knows we aren’t perfect and he leaves some decisions up to us; if he’s cool with it, then we need to be okay with it.