Leading worship is an important task at any time, and especially if you have a guest speaker in your church service.
A Guest Speaker Presents a Unique Challenge
Having been the guest many times as visiting ministry, in many denominations and nations around the world, I have seen the good, the bad and the ugly among worship leaders.
As a visiting ministry, I have been in churches where the worship team leader has come to me and asked what they can do to serve my ministry. I have also seen worship teams so intent on their own portion of the service that they refuse to let the visiting ministry even soundcheck until the service is starting.
In the end, for both the visiting ministry and the worship team, we need to never lose sight of the fact that we are called to serve. To serve the Lord, yes, and also to serve each other.
And leading worship for someone whose ministry style you are unfamiliar with is always a challenge. This is especially true for evangelists, most of whom have a particular style of music and a way they want it to be played, especially for the appeal. If you stop and think that the invitation could be crucial in eternity for many people, then the importance of getting your service for the visiting ministry right is paramount.
So worship leaders, even if you do not have guest speakers in your church often, you still need to listen to this podcast. The importance of what we do cannot be understated, because the atmosphere for the guest can really stand or fall based on how we serve and minister. Our job as worship leaders is to prepare the atmosphere for the visiting minister, then go with him as he shares so that the music and atmosphere of worship add to what he or she is trying to achieve, rather than detracting from it!
This pod is designed to help worship leaders everywhere for those special and sometimes challenging occasions where you need to provide worship in and around a guest speaker…