Lockdown has been a challenge for all of us, and as worship leaders, it is especially hard to try and lead worship to a congregation who are only on a screen, and whom you cannot see anyway.
Lockdown is a Challenge, but Not a Deal Breaker!
OK, very few of us are enjoying being locked down, and it is especially hard for churches. The whole point of church is that we can come together to worship together, and all of us including me are missing the joy and experience of corporate worship.
As worship leaders, we definitely have to think outside of the box on this one! As a pastor, Darin can tell you it is different, difficult and even soul-destroying preaching to a camera or an empty auditorium. As a worship leader, it is probably even harder. We naturally feed off the energy of others worshipping with us, and of course, this is not available when we are on YouTube or Facebook live.
So how can you lead worship effectively to an empty room? How can you motivate your team when things look more like a rehearsal than a worship time. You can be effective as a worship leader, and then carry the lessons long after the lockdown finishes, and we want to share our ideas to help you do this!
So this special pod deals with lockdown, and how you can lead worship to your people who are in lockdown and needing to connect with and worship the Lord in a new, different and fresh way. Listen and learn, because all of us are listening and learning as we go. Even the best worship leaders and the most experienced have never seen or tried to deal with what we are facing during this lockdown, so let’s learn and move forward together