Leading worship for the first time can be daunting, but with a few simple tips and ideas, you can make your very first time a real winner!
Why is Leading Worship for the First Time so Hard?
Whether you are leading worship for the first time, or the hundredth time, there is always an element of pressure that can either bring the worst or the best out in you.
I know, because even after years of leading worship, I still have moments when I am nervous or challenged about a particular song, and this can place undue pressure on my worship leading.
If you are leading worship for the first time, you could really do with some helpful advice, especially if you know others who have led worship for years, all over the world. Well, that is what we are trying to do in this exclusive podcast. Erick and Darin want to reveal some simple yet powerful tips that could make all the difference to you if you find yourself leading worship for the first time.
And even if you are an accomplished worship leader, you can still use these tips and ideas to improve how you are leading your congregation at church. We all benefit from getting back to the basics at times, so whether it is for first time, or the fifty-first time, let these cool and easy ideas enhance your worship leading skills.
Leading worship in your church should be one of the most wonderful and satisfying experiences in ministry you have ever had, so our strong advice is to not be nervous! A great way to not be nervous is to get some appropriate training, to enable you to lead worship like a pro!
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Do you want to learn how to WOW your congregation?
Most worship leaders do, you know. And this is not about trying to make ourselves look or feel good, we want to connect our people with the Lord in worship in such a way that they are just blown away.
The last thing any worship leader wants is to just go through the motions every Sunday, week after week.!
How to WOW Your Congregation the Right Way
Learning how to WOW your congregation is not about learning secret tips or techniques. Great ideas and cool techniques can help, but to truly WOW your audience, you need to offer something far deeper than gimmicks or tricks. The ability you have to lead people into the presence of God is going to be dependent on your own relationship with the Lord.
SO this podcast looks at both of these areas… we look at some great techniques that really can inspire and draw people into the presence of God, but we also talk about how to wow your congregation but offering them a genuine chance to connect to and worship the Lord in Spirit and in truth.
So at the start is this New Year, make a commitment to further your skills in worship leading, to deepen your relationship with the Lord and to step out and try something new that really wows your congregation. This is a God-given, God-inspired desire for all worship leaders, not to make yourself the best so everyone loves and worships you, not to sell your latest CD and not to form a fan club within your church. You can desire to wow people because by doing so you can change lives and you can connect your people with the Lord on a deeper level.
And in the end, the best way you can WOW your congregation is to give them an awesome encounter with the living God! So sit back, listen to this week’s podcast and be inspired and blessed as you start the New Year. Let’s make this the greatest year ever in your worship leading ministry!
Your worship leading is about leading the people into worship, but does your worship leading actually go anywhere?
So Where Does Your Worship Leading Lead Them?
OK, this is not a trick question it’s a genuine attempt to challenge you on where you are leading your congregation when you are the person directing the worship. Is worship a series of stop-start songs, unrelated and used as a punctuation between items in the service? Or are you able to take your people on a genuine and special journey from where they walking into the auditorium right through to the very presence of the Lord?
So where exactly are you leading your congregation when you are worship leading, and just as important, do you know where you are going yourself? How can your worship leading be effective when you have no idea where you are going? This podcast is an excellent and very challenging look at how you lead people in worship, where you want to go and ultimately, the important question, how do you actually get there?
As the team discusses, your worship leading is not just a matter of choosing a few songs and belting them out. When you lead worship, you should have a definite place in mind as to where the Lord wants you to lead your congregation. If you know where it is that the Lord is leading you that service, you can then set about finding the best and most effective way to get there.
So settle back and listen to today’s worship leader podcast, and start asking the relevant question, “Do I know where I am going when it comes to worship leading?” Then, when you have clarity as to where your worship leading is headed, you can set course for taking your precious people right into the throne room of God when they worship.
These important and life-changing questions are answered in this week’s worship leader podcast…
Does your worship leading reflect your life, or is who the congregation see on stage a different person to the real you?
Does Worship Leading Reflect Your Life
We are worship leaders, and hence we are leaders in the church. But does worship leading reflect your life, or are you faking it on stage, hiding your true walf with the Lord behind your talent, your ability or the music you lead.
This could be a highly challenging podcast, but absolutely worth it because we look at transferring an on fire personal walk with God onto the stage and supercharging your worship leading. Have a listen and get inspired!
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