I was a young adult when I first started leading worship for junior high kids. Many years later I was ‘called up to the big leagues’, the Weekend Assemblies. Our church happened to be filled with music industry pros. Though I was in my mid-30′s, I was a beginner at leading worship. It was all a little intimidating.
Here are some ideas that have worked for me. They’re helpful when you’re starting out leading worship, or mentoring those who are, and good reminders for those of us who are more experienced. The core principle is to make it easy for the average person to worship.
12 Practical Tips For Worship Leaders Starting Out
1. Prepare as much as you possibly can. There are numerous benefits to being well prepared. It gives you peace of mind, confidence and calms the nerves. Remember the adage “prepare as if everything depends on you, pray as if everything depends on God.” Don’t just rehearse your set, also practice the presence of God.