Each person on your team has strengths and weaknesses in musicianship and in worship leadership. Both vocalists and instrumentalists many times do not want to admit or discuss their own weaknesses. Instead, they quickly say they can handle the situation or musical challenge. Therefore, if you are the leader, you MUST be able to see where each of your team struggles, even when they won’t tell you. At the same time, look for their strength not only individually, but look for how their strength gives strength to the entire vocal / instrumental team.
As you select others to lead worship with you, consider…
ability to harmonize
ability to blend
ability to lead out on a solo or teaching a song to the congregation
ability to play piano and sing at the same time
ability to play guitar and sing at the same time
ability to lead worship while playing lead guitar
ability to speak while playing the guitar
ability to get along with the team
ability to plan worship
ability to memorize
helps bring unity to the team
ability to transpose
As you plan worship, consider…
1) your leadership style (your strengths when you lead);
2) your team’s strengths when they sing, play and lead;
3) your church’s worship style.
Apply this filter each time you select songs and every time you plan the order of service. Use YOUR gifts of leadership and music to truly LEAD your team to be stronger each week than the week before.