193- Small Group Worship Leading

small group worship leading

small group worship leadingSmall group worship leading is not something we talk a lot about, and to be honest, most of us would really rather prefer to lead worship in front of thousands than a few people in a small or cell group.

Yet small group worship leading can be one of the richest, deepest and best experiences for a praise and worship leader anywhere, and it isd an awesome place to train as well!

Why is Small Group Worship Leading So Good?

In a small group you have a unique opportunity.  Usually you do not have the array of musicians that you have with a larger group, so flowing between songs, modulating and tempo changes are much easier.

So is open or free worship. You can flow and follow the leading of the Holy Spirit easily and adventurously, and that is one of the huge advantages of worship leading in a small group situation.

So, tune into the guys this week and discover how small group worship leading can transform your own abilities as a leader, and bless your people incredibly…

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Worship Leader Podcast 60- Worship Leading in a Small Group

Most of us lead worship in a small group at some time, and that is what this worship leader podcast is centering on.  Now I know we all want to lead worship in front of mega crowds, and some of us will have the chance to do exactly that, but learning the skills in a small group is one of the best training grounds you can have.



So, Don’t gloss over this Worship Leader Podcast thinking, “My destiny is greater than that!”

  Worship leader podcast small groupDon’t despise the days of small beginnings, but take the time to learn all the lessons the Lord has for you, and the small group is your chance to minister before a supportive group, and explore the intimate and deep aspects of worship.  In fact, those who learn their trade in small groups often become the more powerful worship leaders, so be humble, take your time and learn what the Lord has for you in this worship leader podcast well!   Oh, and don’t forget that you can hear all the latest Worship Leader Podcasts by clicking on the hyperlink and turning up your computer speakers (preferably really LOUD!). You can also download the worship leader podcast for free from itunes AND PLEASE LEAVE A NICE COMMENT ON ITUNES FOR US!, or subscribe to it so you don’t miss any episode ever! So driving to work, mowing the lawn or just chilling out (maybe with a nice cup of coffee!), let the worship leader podcast teach you and maximise the use of the time you have for the Lord!

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OK, it will take you a while, but you will definitely get some ideas aboutall aspects of worship leading, how to help your voice, manage your band, and a whole host of other things (and have a few laughs).  Or, save yourself the trouble and buy the Worship in a Nutshell package, so you can get the best information ready to apply right now in your church.  It costs a small amount, but boy it saves you a lot of time learning!!!

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How to Lead Worship in a Small Group

Learning how to lead worship in a small group is often different to worship leading in a large group, yet it uses many of the same principles.  In fact, I recommend that young leaders learn how to lead worship in a small group first, before stepping out in front of the whole congregation only to find mistakes are being made.

The Advantage of How to Lead Worship in a Small Group

How to Lead WorshipThe big advantage of learning how to lead worship in a smaller group of people is that any mistakes you make are only among a small group.  will result in mistakes, wrong decisions and sometimes embarrassing moments, and it is far better for these to be done among a small group of people you know rather than a large group.

It is in this small group setting that you have the chance to try things, explore techniques and ideas and form close relationships between singers and musicians.  The penalty for one of these ideas backfiring is far less when you are before a small group rather than the entire church.

How to Lead Worship for Smaller Numbers of People

While many worship leading techniques are the for every size audience, there are some specific ideas you should think about as you learn how to lead worship to small groups.

Go For Intimacy:  I find that loud, rocky music which works well in a larger group frequently falls flat in a small group, where you most often have less instruments and no amplification.  When learning how to lead worship, I recommend doing one faster song maximum, or even skipping straight to the more personal, intimate worship songs.

Go for Flow:  In a small group, especially if you only have one or two guitars, flowing between songs, linking songs and generally creating a wonderful, deep, intimate and special atmosphere is easier than in a large group with lots of instruments and noise.

Learn How to Lead Worship with Integrity:  In a small group most people know you well, and so if your worship leading is performance orientated, or fake, they will see through you immediately.  If you lead honestly with integrity you will learn how to press into the Lord and truly lead others to a deeper walk with Him.

When you learn how to lead worship in a small group, much of the bravado of the big meeting falls away.  There are no sound checks, no amplifiers and no big band to manage.  It’s just you, a guitar or two and your small audience who knows you well, and this strips away a lot of the performance traits and exposes the real you!

Starting your worship leader career in a small group might seem to be wasting time, but in reality it is setting the foundation for a powerful and effective worship leader.  You can learn your style, explore new ideas and try new techniques without fear of major embarrassment and without the complications that big congregations bring.

Learning how to lead worship in a small group is a great place for a humble, powerful and mighty worship leading career to start!