Keys to Leading Worship
Yesterday I had the day off. It was the first Sunday I had off in years. I enjoyed sitting in service with my family – a rare moment. I visited Shelter Rock Church in Manhasset, NY. Pastor Steve Tomlinson is one of the best teachers I have ever heard – in fact, he is probably in my fav-5 now! Anyway, as I was sitting in church I was able to observe the worship. I realized that there are 4 keys to leading a great worship service:
- Interaction – the worship leader must engage the audience by sharing or connecting them to the overall theme of the service.
- Instruction – the worship leaders needs to advise and encourage the audience as to what they are expected to do.
- Inspiration – the worship leader must inspire the audience to become life-long worshippers by demonstrating a passion for God.
- Imitation – the worship leader needs to be a model of worship. Can the people be a reflection of the worship leader?