Deciding what to wear worship leading can actually have a big effect on how your ministry is received by the congregation.
But How Do You Know What to Wear?
Fashion being what it is, worship leaders wearing different and modern forms of fashion can be quite strong reactions from especially older members of the church. While many worship leaders try and look trendy, some of the older folk really find what we wear quite offensive.
So how can you wear something that is cool and modern, if you have a congregation full of old and old fashioned people?
Is a suit and tie the preferred option? (Oh, I certainly hope not!!!) What about jeans with rips in them?
What we wear can open the hearts of people, or it can close them down. It can cause some to reject our ministry, even if the ministry is great because they cannot get over the way we are dressed.
Of course, a lot of this depends upon who you, and where your church is ministering. I mean, a suit and tie are probably not going to work with a youth church and ripped jeans may not fly with an elderly congregation.
Another consideration, mainly for the ladies, is wearing clothing that is suggestive or provocative. I’ll admit, as a middle-aged male I rarely have to think about such things, but certainly, some of you young beautiful ladies may have to give some thought to what to wear when worship leading.
So if you want to make the right impression as you lead worship in church, and if you want your ministry to be well received right across the various age groups, then this could be a super important 12 minutes for worship leaders podcast.
And for those of you, like me, who can tend to dress a little shabbily, it could start a great discussion with your other half about fashion and may involve a trip to the local mall to get that shirt, or pants, or dress that you’ve always wanted! Enjoy, and have a good think about what to wear when you next lead worship…