If you are involved in church worship then chances are you are searching for some worship leading tips to help you do a better job. While a few worship leading tips here and there will not replace a full worship training course.
The Top 5 Worship Leading Tips
5. Don’t Overcomplicate Arrangements- Some of the best and most loved songs of all time are simple, yet many modern praise and worship songs are so incredibly complex! Try to keep your arrangements simple and you will find your musicians able to play them, and your congregation able to sing them!
4. Choose Songs that are Well Known- Your role is not to teach new songs. This is one of the best worship leading tips you will hear: use songs that your congregation know and love. Worship will be easier, more powerful (because they will not need to read the words) and you can still introduce new material, preferably slowly.
2. Go Up Keys to Go Up in Intensity- Modulating up a key in a song makes everyone stretch, sing louder and raises the intensity of the meeting, so do not be afraid to go up a key. Of all the worship leading tips I am offering here, this one is the most practical for seeing an immediate effect in your worship leading.
1. Head Towards Higher Praise and Worship- I always try and start with songs about ourselves and our feelings, needs, desires, etc. As I head through the worship time I try and culminate with a song focused on the Lord and solely on worshipping Him!
Worship Leading Tips Don’t Replace the Right Heart
Remember, these worship leading tips are not an alternative to having a right heart and a right attitude before the Lord. They are techniques, yes, but they are most effective when coupled with a humble and serving heart. As a leader you need to be open to not only the leading of the Holy Spirit, but also to correction from your pastor and great ideas from your team. Use the worship leading tips but don’t forget to keep your heart right!
The King of All Worship Leading Tips
The ultimate of all of the worship leading tips I could share with you (along with keeping your walk right with the Lord) is to get some training, whether you are experienced or not. I have been leading worship for years, yet I always try and remain open and humbly teachable so that my journey does not plateau or peter out but continues to grow in strength and power.
I am sure you want to become the very best praise and worship leader you can be. Stay humble, stay open and stay close to the Lord. Get some training as often as you can and apply these worship leading tips to better your chosen and anointed gifting.