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- 7 Guidelines for a Healthy Worship Team
- Strong Worship Team Guidelines
- What Are Your Worship Team Standards?
- Strong Worship Team Guidelines
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7 Guidelines for a Healthy Worship Team
Worship leader, award-winning recording artist, songwriter, and producer, Philip Renner became involved full time in worship ministry at the age of Together Philip and Ella are passionate about seeing people connect with their purpose in Christ and developing a real relationship with God. The couple resides in Moscow, Russia, with their young daughter Emilia.
In Part One of this article, I shared about the value as a worship leader of maintaining a steadfast walk with God personally, of understanding the role of praise and worship, and of valuing his or her unique assignment as a worship leader or music minister. In other words, leading worship is something you do on purpose and with purpose. In your prayer time, ask God what He wants to say during the worship. Instead, ask God to give you a vision for what He wants to do in the worship service.
Write it down and prepare for it just as seriously as you would if you were preaching the sermon. The Bible is the foundation of our faith and should therefore not be neglected during worship. One great way to use the Scripture is at the beginning of the praise and worship segment to bring a word of encouragement to people.
You can use the Bible to amplify the point or message of the song. When people come to church, they have a lot of things on their minds: paying bills, obtaining their basic needs, mending relationships, etc.
For many, worshiping God is the furthest thing from their mind. The job of a worship leader is to exhort and encourage people to turn their attention toward God where it needs to be — to bring honor to Him to whom honor is due and to prepare the way for Him to move in and on the behalf of people as He desires.
They need to be led. Therefore, the melody should be easy to sing — easy enough for everyone to participate in, not just those with an ear for music. Even secular songs that hit the top of the charts are usually those that have an easy melody and are easy to sing.
Simply put, praise and worship should be sweet and simple. So having easy melodies with as few words as possible should be what we strive for as we choose and write our worship music. The worship leader has a lot on his plate. He must follow what God wants to do, honor the leadership of the pastor, and lead the musicians as well as the congregation in worship.
I lead worship in the youth services in our church as well as in one of the adult services in which my dad ministers. That means he should never close his eyes for long periods of time in public worship. Are you going to let me preach today? I have a great father, who taught me how to honor the Holy Spirit as well as the pastor.
The Bible teaches that we are to honor those who are in authority over us see Hebrews I choose to submit to the authority given to the man or woman of God in charge of the service. Unfortunately, churches often split because the pastor and the worship leader see things so differently. Yes, the song may be anointed, but if the worship leader goes against the wishes of the pastor and sings it anyway, it will no longer be anointed because it is sung in an act of rebellion.
One of the issues that all musicians must deal with is pride. Satan, a God-gifted musician himself, was kicked out of Heaven because he thought he could be greater than God. The root of sin is pride. And the attitude that says, I know better than you is rebellion. The Bible is crystal clear when it comes to this subject. We are to humble ourselves before God, and in due to time, He will lift us up see James If we stick with the way God has set up the principle of submission and authority, we will always end up on the top.
We must honor God, and we must honor our pastor and the authority figures in our lives. This kind of attitude positions us for favor and promotion. As we humble ourselves under God — and under the authority figures in our lives — He will lift us up. There are many obstacles that can hinder our progress, but the biggest one we must deal with is sin. Sin is a blockade Satan uses to try to get you off-track and keep you from reaching your God-given destiny.
Sin can bring feelings of condemnation and can prevent you from experiencing the love God has for you. Receive correction from the Holy Spirit, have a penitent heart, and push forward.
Guard your heart Proverbs Give it completely to Jesus. Read your Bible, pray continually, and make God your top priority — you will never go wrong if you do these things! God will protect you and guide you through every obstacle and difficulty, including the temptation to sin or the guilt and condemnation that comes from sin. Practice makes perfect.
We must know the order of each service and even practice leading at home. Also, we must continually develop ourselves vocally and musically. I encourage music leaders to always continue learning. The moment we think we know it all is the moment someone else will pass us by and walk through the door of opportunity that we were waiting for.
Because we refused or simply failed to grow, someone else took that position see 1 Corinthians No one is irreplaceable. I encourage you to continually develop yourself as a worship leader by reading books and studying other types of materials about worship and leadership.
Attend as many conferences as you can. Also, stay in the Word of God and maintain your personal passion for God. Remember, if you invest in your gift, it will grow, and God will able to use you and promote you to experience all He has called you to do. Team-building is extremely important in praise and worship. As leaders, we need to value the opinion of every person on the team.
Members of the worship team need to know that their opinion means something to the leader. The Bible says that where there are many advisors, victory is sure see Proverbs I challenge leaders to view every team member as an advisor in some way. Everyone can contribute something. Big decisions are still up to the leader, but a little extra advice never hurts.
A leader who makes every decision on his own, never asking for a second opinion, is a weak leader. A majority vote never rules: In the end, God will hold the leader, not the whole team, responsible for a job well done or poorly done.
So how a leader fulfills his leadership role is important — but equally important is how well that leader builds and utilizes the team that surrounds him. In fact, the gifts of the Spirit 1 Corinthians should be able to freely operate during praise and worship as God sees fit. People should get saved, healed, delivered from addictions and oppression, strengthened, and encouraged in their faith.
I encourage you to pray for these gifts to operate as you lead worship. So pray and seek to be yielded as an instrument to usher in His presence in your worship. This is true in the present as it was in the Old Testament. When Solomon dedicated the temple, as the musicians played, the glory of God filled the temple 2 Chronicles , God is the same yesterday, today, and forever see Hebrews What He did then, under the Old Covenant, He can do today in your church as well as in your life, your family, your city or community, and even in a nation.
See Ezekiel Our very lives are dependent on the Lord, and enough of Him is never enough! We were created to fellowship with Him, and one of the ways we do that is through our worship. Our assignment as worship leaders is to assist others in this experience and to fulfill that assignment and calling with excellence.
Use the Scriptures during worship. Lead the people in worship. Choose songs that are easy to sing. Honor the Holy Spirit and the pastor.
Strong Worship Team Guidelines
I had the natural talent, spiritual gifting, and unfounded confidence to exasperate even the most grace-filled of my team members. Admittedly, these abilities have waned in my later years. But I can still draw from that deep well of aggravating behavior. Plan your setlist a day before rehearsal. Your band and video tech will appreciate the extra work that requires. Curate an active song rotation of at least songs. And, please, make sure you never repeat any song often enough for your team or congregation for that matter to really know them.
Worship leader, award-winning recording artist, songwriter, and producer, Philip Renner became involved full time in worship ministry at the age of Together Philip and Ella are passionate about seeing people connect with their purpose in Christ and developing a real relationship with God. The couple resides in Moscow, Russia, with their young daughter Emilia. In Part One of this article, I shared about the value as a worship leader of maintaining a steadfast walk with God personally, of understanding the role of praise and worship, and of valuing his or her unique assignment as a worship leader or music minister. In other words, leading worship is something you do on purpose and with purpose. In your prayer time, ask God what He wants to say during the worship. Instead, ask God to give you a vision for what He wants to do in the worship service.
What Are Your Worship Team Standards?
Spiritual maturity - As stated, this is a leadership-type ministry and, hence, is ordinarily not a place for new or immature Christians. Time commitment - Practice sessions, Sunday and Saturday preparation and ministry are mandatory. In addition, there are seminars, special retreats and events, and more. Involvement in this ministry needs to take high priority in your life next to family and work.
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Strong Worship Team Guidelines
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CHARTER, POLICIES and PROCEDURES. MISSION: The Music & Worship Team, hereafter called the Team, shall serve in an advisory capacity to the Music.